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METRO Bus Stops in Westchase District Receive a Facelift

METRO Bus Stops in Westchase District Receive a Facelift

Projects Director Louis Jullien is always looking for a way to bring new art to Westchase District. He’s the staff member responsible for bringing “muralitos” (the utility box murals found at intersections) to Westchase District and the billboard-sized murals that decorate the Library Loop Trail. More recently, he commissioned artist Larry Crawford to paint additional murals on the retaining walls on Rogerdale, bringing still more color and whimsy to the streets of Westchase District. Jullien’s latest…..Read More

Come experience our trails at first-ever fun run

Come experience our trails at first-ever fun run

On Saturday, November 11, Westchase District will host its first-ever fun run on the Westchase District trail system. "Westchase on the Run" will kick-off at 8 am from METRO's Westchase Park & Ride lot at 11050 Harwin Drive. “We’ve just completed the construction of the Brays Bayou Connector Trail, so we’re excited about this opportunity to show off the trail by hosting this fun run,” said Sherry Fox, vice president of communications, who is organizing…..Read More

A Means to Meaningful Employment

A Means to Meaningful Employment

For those wanting to learn skills that will place them in professional careers, higher education options abound in Westchase District. Already, students have their choices of American InterContinental University, Houston Community College (and its partnership with the University of Texas at Tyler), the Center for Advanced Legal Studies and Fuller Theological Seminary. Add to the list the District’s newest degree-granting institution: the Interactive College of Technology.   Degrees and diplomas Founded in Athens, Georgia in…..Read More

Westchase on the Run delights participants, nets $2500 for area schools

Westchase on the Run delights participants, nets $2500 for area schools

  Billed as “the fun run for people who aren’t runners,” Westchase on the Run marks the first time Westchase District has hosted a special event on its newly completed trail system. The run/walk, which was sponsored by Portico at West8 and PS Lightwave, took place on Veteran’s Day and attracted more than 200 paid participants. "We think the addition of the trails are part of what help make Westchase the premier area in which…..Read More

Artists Augmenting Aesthetics of Area Assets

Artists Augmenting Aesthetics of Area Assets

District invests in public art to alter the everyday into the exceptional   Westchase District is looking a little more colorful lately and not just because of the changing seasons. Several public art projects funded by the District are giving the area added flair, transforming ordinary objects into welcoming scenes of visual interest and creating a sense of place. Muralitos, murals and mosaics While not a new concept (government has funded public art since the…..Read More

Progress toward Smoother, Safer Traffic

Progress toward Smoother, Safer Traffic

Median improvements underway to streamline, beautify Wilcrest Drive north of Westheimer Westchase District motorists who use Wilcrest Drive will soon enjoy many new improvements under construction along the roadway. More than 80,000 vehicles travel through the intersection of Wilcrest at Westheimer Road every day and the many possible turning movements that occur immediately north of the intersection can slow traffic and cause considerable congestion. “On Wilcrest just north of Westheimer, there are several misaligned driveways…..Read More

Next Generation Office Space Opens on Briarpark

Next Generation Office Space Opens on Briarpark

Lockton associates enjoy amenities at newest office building in Westchase District As the world’s largest privately-owned, independent insurance brokerage firm, Lockton Companies, Inc. provides insurance, risk management and employee benefits solutions from 85 locations in 26 countries. Recently, Lockton relocated its 280 Houston employees from the Galleria area to a brand new office building in Westchase District.   Building a better workspace “Previously, it could take our associates 30 to 40 minutes sometimes to get…..Read More

Design Work Progressing for Woodchase Park

Design Work Progressing for Woodchase Park

Woodchase Park is becoming a reality! Recently, Westchase District General Manager Jim Murphy (above, left) inspected the site with Ali Choudhri, president of Jetall Companies. Choudhri sold the parcel to the City of Houston, which purchased the property on behalf of the District. The 1.8-acre park site is located at the southern end of Woodchase Drive, just north of the Westpark Tollway. The park will connect to a hike and bike trail that runs between…..Read More

Frost Bank New Title Sponsor for Corporate Challenge

Frost Bank New Title Sponsor for Corporate Challenge

Outdoor fun fundraiser enters 21st year with new sponsors, events As it approaches a sellout attendance, the 21st Annual Westchase District Corporate Challenge is shaping up to be one of the most exciting ever. The event – which will take place Friday, April 6 at Quillian Recreation Center – has a new title sponsor in Frost Bank, an organization with longtime Westchase District ties that has participated with a team competing all 21 years. “We’ve…..Read More

Higher Ed Options Abound at Nearby Schools

Higher Ed Options Abound at Nearby Schools

College degrees, certificates offered at several institutions in Westchase District   Whether you’re graduating from high school, looking to take your career to the next level, returning to the workforce or simply wanting to explore new directions, Westchase District offers several degree-granting higher education options that are worth considering.   “I had looked at other schools downtown, but I didn’t want to commute more than an hour each way for night school,” said Rayshell Ford,…..Read More

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