fbpx

News

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

February Freeze Claims Mature Trees

February Freeze Claims Mature Trees

Fewer than 50 trees were originally marked to be removed by the construction of Walnut Bend Lane. This included some that were already on the decline, plus some that were in conflict with the proposed improvements. Most of those trees were covered by the City of Houston’s Tree Protection ordinance, which dictates that any removed trees be offset by new trees within the project area. For example, if a construction project removes trees with a…..Read More

Houston TranStar Offers Hurricane Season Preparedness Tips

Houston TranStar Offers Hurricane Season Preparedness Tips

While residents are no strangers to heavy rain events throughout the year, and particularly during hurricane season, which runs from June 1 – November 30, Transportation and Emergency Management personnel at Houston TranStar are stressing the importance of being prepared for severe weather. “Your ability to survive a hurricane depends on you having a plan, staying informed, and preparing wisely,” said Dinah Massie, Executive Director for Houston TranStar. This year, TranStar is sharing four helpful…..Read More

Wealth of Choices Exist for Businesses That Want Alternatives to Traditional Office Space

Wealth of Choices Exist for Businesses That Want Alternatives to Traditional Office Space

Once upon a time, a small business or entrepreneur had limited choices when they outgrew their home or garage office. Their only option was to engage a commercial real estate broker or negotiate directly with a landlord to secure office space, leased by the square foot. Triple-net, tenant improvement allowances, access to conference space, setting up an IT infrastructure and other challenges would burden the entrepreneur who really just wanted to operate their dream business.…..Read More

On the Frontlines and Behind the Scenes

On the Frontlines and Behind the Scenes

2020 was a year that tested communities across the country. Organizations in Westchase District were thrust into a crisis facing unforeseen consequences caused by a devastating pandemic. Rita Flores, John Barton, and West Houston Assistance Ministries were recognized with Community Impact Awards by Westchase District’s Advisory Board for providing essential services and taking innovative approaches in responding to the crisis. “It’s one thing to see people do extraordinary things when everyday life is normal,” said…..Read More

OnCue Makes Texas Debut with Phillips 66

OnCue Makes Texas Debut with Phillips 66

A major new gas station and convenience store has emerged from the site of the former Kaleidoscope Center on Westheimer Road at Blue Willow Drive. And, it’s far from what you’d expect from a c-store. Officially opened on December 9, OnCue, a leading c-store operator in Oklahoma, arrived in Houston with a prominent presence for motorists driving through Westchase District or exiting the West Sam Houston Tollway. Located at 10612 Westheimer near Phillips 66’s corporate…..Read More

WDCF Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

WDCF Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

As the Westchase District celebrates its 25th anniversary, a 10-year anniversary celebration is also underway for the Westchase District Community Fund. Founded in 2010, the WDCF was created to address community needs outside the governmental scope of Westchase District. “As a government agency, we can’t give assessment dollars to community organizations,” noted Dave Gilkeson, Westchase District’s chief operating officer and former WDCF treasurer. “Even though there are a lot of great causes and great organizations…..Read More

Minuteman Press Franchise in Westchase District Helps Local Businesses Bounce Back from COVID-19

Minuteman Press Franchise in Westchase District Helps Local Businesses Bounce Back from COVID-19

The family-owned printing franchise offers products to keep employees and customers safe such as social distancing posters and mounted tablets to help with temperature checks. For long-time Minuteman Press franchise owners Paul and Sharon Rayner, the COVID-19 pandemic is unlike anything they have experienced in their 18 years of business ownership. Paul says, “We started just after the dot-com financial downturn in 2002 and we survived the 2008 financial debacle, but we had never experienced…..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

In the Summer of ’95, George W. Bush Was Governor, the Houston Rockets Were NBA Champions & Westchase District Was Born

In the Summer of ’95, George W. Bush Was Governor, the Houston Rockets Were NBA Champions & Westchase District Was Born

Westchase District officially turned 25 on August 28. And our incredible journey began in the summer of a year when H-town had great cause for celebration. Just days before the Houston Rockets won the NBA Championship, a little known, but historically significant occasion took place in Austin when then-Governor George W. Bush signed legislation creating Westchase District on June 12, 1995. The legislation, passed by the 74th Texas State Legislature, became effective on August 28. The…..Read More

×

Sign Up for The Wire

Get the latest news happening in Westchase District, wired directly to your inbox.

Powered By