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The Flight to Quality Lands in Westchase

The Flight to Quality Lands in Westchase

Westchase District emerged as the leader for office leasing activity in the first quarter of 2024. According to the Q1 2024 Houston Office Market Report by Colliers, while overall leasing activity in the city experienced a 17.3% drop from the previous quarter, the Westchase submarket stood out, accounting for 14% of the total leasing activity. Danny Rice, president of Colliers Houston, noted the trend, stating, "Houston’s overall office market continues to experience a soft leasing…..Read More

Unique Program for Adults with Autism Thrives in Westchase District

Unique Program for Adults with Autism Thrives in Westchase District

While all adults face workplace challenges – like resolving conflict, collaborating with coworkers, and communicating effectively – for adults with autism, the career world can be particularly daunting. A Westchase District organization aims to help adults with autism be successful in the workplace through technical training and developing their social skills. The nonPareil Institute (from the French word meaning “without equal”) opened its doors in Westchase District in 2015. It is one of four locations…..Read More

Goodwill Houston’s New Westchase Store Celebrates Grand Opening

Goodwill Houston’s New Westchase Store Celebrates Grand Opening

Goodwill Houston's new Westchase location isn't just a store; it's a treasure trove waiting to be explored. From unique vintage finds to unexpected high-value items, the possibilities are endless. Open every day from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., this store is ready to serve you whenever you need, whether it's for a last-minute school project or a quirky costume for an event. With a convenient drive-up dropoff, where a friendly staff member meets you to…..Read More

Real Estate Pro, District Ambassador

Real Estate Pro, District Ambassador

Louann Pereira, a native Houstonian with a zest for real estate and community enrichment, is a valuable addition to the Westchase District Board of Directors. With a Business degree from Texas A&M University under her belt, Pereira ventured into the world of real estate, initially leasing office buildings for various owners before finding her niche at Transwestern in 2012. Today, Transwestern leases nine buildings in Westchase District, totaling more than 2.4 million square feet of…..Read More

From Tehran to Texas: The Story of Kasra Persian Grill

From Tehran to Texas: The Story of Kasra Persian Grill

In Westchase District, amidst a diverse culinary scene, stands Kasra Persian Grill – a family legacy spanning five generations. Known for its authentic Persian cuisine, this restaurant was recently honored as one of only four Houston-area restaurants to make the Texas Monthly collection known as “The Good Place.” For anyone who has eaten at Kasra, this will come as no surprise. Their food, from their famous beef kabobs to their chicken barg has received recognition…..Read More

HCC, WHAM Partner for Student/Client Success

HCC, WHAM Partner for Student/Client Success

(Great things happening: Front row (left-right) are Mercedes Santos-Garay and Mark Brown of WHAM and Dr. Zachary Hodges and Dr. Rima Adil of HCC. They are joined by community partners supporting the new education initiative between WHAM and HCC.) New MOU provides legal authority for life-changing initiatives There is little argument that higher education can be transformative in moving individuals and families out of poverty. Numerous studies have documented how incomes and life expectancy increase…..Read More

Payments Gallery Aims to Help Main Street Entrepreneurs Build Business

Payments Gallery Aims to Help Main Street Entrepreneurs Build Business

Seasoned professionals bring point of sale expertise to retail environment You’ve probably heard the old saying, “I wasn’t born in Texas, but I got here as fast as I could.” In the case of Payments Gallery, the six-year old business wasn’t born in Westchase District, but it got here as fast as it could. Co-owners Todd Sagissor and Tim Vozar opened their initial retail location in August 2017 on Westheimer, immediately west of the District’s…..Read More

Grace812 Offers Path to Wholeness Beyond Addiction

Grace812 Offers Path to Wholeness Beyond Addiction

Revolutionizing Recovery In Westchase District, a new ministry is making waves by offering a path of recovery and redemption to individuals seeking solace from the clutches of addiction. An extension of Grace Presbyterian Church, the name Grace812 represents a combination of the gift of grace, the teachings of the eight Beatitudes, and the transformative principles of the 12 Step program. Pastor Aaron Hansz, who describes himself as a recovered addict 18 years clean, is the leader…..Read More

Community Champion Laura Smith Joins Westchase District Board

Community Champion Laura Smith Joins Westchase District Board

Laura Smith, a newly appointed board member of Westchase District, brings a wealth of experience and a passion for community development to her role. Her career path has been a testament to her dedication to creating positive change and her ability to merge her professional expertise with her commitment to helping others. Non-Profit Roots Smith’s professional journey began in the non-profit sector, where she worked closely with refugees assimilating into the U.S. and victims of…..Read More

39-Year HPD Veteran Retires

39-Year HPD Veteran Retires

Detective Jeff Miller can point to many signs of his seniority in the Houston Police Department. He’s the last active officer in his academy class. He has more seniority (in years) than the police chief and many of the current HPD leadership. He’s the most senior officer in the robbery division. In fact, last time he checked, he was 45th in seniority among all officers in the Houston Police Department. “When I was a young…..Read More

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