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Council Member Thomas Announces Increased Public Safety, Community Enhancements

Council Member Thomas Announces Increased Public Safety, Community Enhancements

City Council Member Tiffany D. Thomas is announcing several initiatives led by her office to increase safety and improve the quality of life for the residents of District F. These projects include a street light initiative for added lighting in dark  areas; a bus shelter program for added protection at METRO bus stops without coverings, and the installation of security cameras to capture surveillance in potentially dangerous areas. Council Member Thomas is inviting the District…..Read More

HPD, Westchase District Team Up to Halt Illegal Truck Parking

HPD, Westchase District Team Up to Halt Illegal Truck Parking

It is illegal for 18-wheel tractor/trailers to park for more than two hours on any residential street in Houston. It is also illegal for the smaller “box” trucks to park for more than 24 hours on a city street. But if you’ve driven Meadowglen Lane, Elmside Drive or Seagler Road (among others), you know that illegal parking is a chronic problem that interferes with vehicular traffic and pedestrian safety. Westchase District is actively working to curtail…..Read More

Public Safety Director Loves Keeping People Safe

Public Safety Director Loves Keeping People Safe

The second time around for Mark Hubenak has been just as fun as his first tenure. In July, Hubenak rejoined Westchase District to resume his role as public safety director, a position he previously held between 2007 and 2017. During that period, Hubenak helped lead the District to numerous awards and recognition for its public safety programs. Hubenak is one of only three people to hold this position in the District’s history. At the Houstonian…..Read More

Consulate General of Mexico Opens Doors in the District

Consulate General of Mexico Opens Doors in the District

Westchase District became home to another Consulate General this year when the Consulate General of Mexico opened of its new Houston headquarters at 10555 Richmond Road. The Consulate General of Mexico joins consular offices for Indonesia and the Philippines, also located in Westchase District. Last year marked the consulate’s 100th year in Houston. The Houston office is one of Mexico’s largest diplomatic representations in the United States. The new office has 50,000-square-feet, four floors and…..Read More

Westheimer Streetscape Project Nearing Completion

Westheimer Streetscape Project Nearing Completion

If he were alive today, Mitchell Louis Westheimer would not recognize his namesake road. Mr. Westheimer (1831-1905) donated a portion of his land to Harris County to develop a road for farmers in the Alief area to transport their cotton, rice and other farm goods to Houston and beyond. Today, Westheimer Road is the longest major thoroughfare in Texas and home to METRO’s most-popular bus route. Its eight-lane divided design is being enhanced by a…..Read More

Woodchase Park Construction Progresses

Woodchase Park Construction Progresses

Woodchase Park is on schedule to open later in the year as construction progress is noticeable around the entire property. At 1.7 acres, Woodchase Park will be a fully programmed park which means it will host events such as arts and crafts classes, exercise classes, weekly book clubs and boot camps. Monthly activities might include gardening workshops. The construction of the performance pavilion has gone vertical. The pavilion’s roof, support beams, building structure and foundation…..Read More

Parks and Natural Areas Awards Presented to Westchase District

Parks and Natural Areas Awards Presented to Westchase District

Westchase District is pleased to announce that multiple projects were selected for recognition in the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) annual Parks and Natural Areas Award Program. Westchase District received Honorable Mention Award for Trailside Park in the Projects On-the-Ground category under $500,000. The District also received Special Recognition Awards in the Planning Process category for Wilcrest Park and Woodchase Park. H-GAC established the Parks and Natural Areas awards program in 2006 to highlight best practices…..Read More

In Step with Council Member Tiffany D. Thomas

In Step with Council Member Tiffany D. Thomas

You will find Tiffany D. Thomas among residents, in the community and frequenting neighborhood businesses. The first term council member is a familiar face in the community. Her presence in the public she serves embodies who she is and guides her as a voice and representative for people. The Houston Public Library is one of her favorite places. Prior to March 2020, you’d find Thomas spending time reading or writing in silent rooms. “I am…..Read More

Westchase District Celebrates 25 Years

Westchase District Celebrates 25 Years

This fall, Westchase District celebrates its 25th anniversary. The District was created by an act of the 74th Texas legislature and signed into law by then-Governor George W. Bush on June 12, 1995. The law became effective on August 28, 1995 and the newly-formed board of directors met for the first time on August 29, 1995. But Westchase District’s history hardly begins there. Early days The Westchase Business Council – the District’s predecessor organization –…..Read More

New Modern Bus Shelters Coming to Westchase District

New Modern Bus Shelters Coming to Westchase District

If you’re a regular METRO bus customer riding transit throughout Houston, you probably pay a lot of attention to the bus shelters. Very soon, even non-transit riders will notice the shelters in Westchase District. A contemporary, newly designed shelter – both functional and attractive – will soon be coming to Westchase District. As part of its Walnut Bend reconstruction, Westheimer streetscapes and Elmside/Woodchase Side Path projects, Westchase District is completely re-designing and upgrading the current…..Read More

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