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Transforming Students into Soup’er Bowl Competitors

Transforming Students into Soup’er Bowl Competitors

  Celebrating its seventh year, the Houston Westchase Rotary Club’s Souper Bowl is a festive and friendly cook-off competition that raises funds for Rotary scholarships benefitting area high school students. In previous years, Westchase District has cooked up its own soups using ingredients purchased at the Westchase District Farmers Market. This year, communications vice president Sherry Fox decided the District would instead sponsor a team from the culinary academy at Westside High School, 14201 Briar…..Read More

LAN Sponsors 22nd annual Corporate Challenge

LAN Sponsors 22nd annual Corporate Challenge

Engineering firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) has stepped up to serve as Title Sponsor for the 22nd annual Westchase District Corporate Challenge. "We're grateful to LAN for this sponsorship because it allows our competitors to enjoy a great day of competition, while ensuring that there will be a sizable contribution to our area charities at the end of the day," said Sherry Fox, Westchase District VP of Communications, who organizes the annual event.…..Read More

Landscaping Improvements Completed at Westpark

Landscaping Improvements Completed at Westpark

BEFORE: November 2018 Crews have finalized the latest landscaping improvements along the northbound and southbound slopes adjacent to the West Sam Houston Tollway frontage roads between Richmond Avenue and Westpark Drive. The improvements -- which beautify the space and help with drainage control -- included planting of Asian Jasmine, Drift Roses, Indian Hawthorne, Dwarf Oleander and Crape Myrtles, in addition to laying beds of bull rock. The rock installation helps slow the rainwater runoff from…..Read More

District Installs Emergency Call Boxes Along Trail System

District Installs Emergency Call Boxes Along Trail System

In today’s world of constant connectivity, it seems everyone is tethered to electronic devices 24/7. But Don McKinney, Westchase District’s vice president of Public Safety, said it’s not uncommon for people exercising to be without their cell phones. That prevents them from being able to quickly alert authorities in the event of an emergency. As an added amenity, Westchase District recently installed eight emergency call boxes at various locations along the District’s trail system. The…..Read More

Westchase District Traffic Safety Study Underway

Westchase District Traffic Safety Study Underway

The Goodman Corporation is conducting a traffic study of Westchase District intersections. They've completed the first task of identifying the most congested areas as well as the locations with the highest traffic counts. Now we want to hear from YOU! Which signalized intersections in Westchase District should be enhanced to increase safety and reduce congestion? Your input will be used to help identify and prioritize future intersection enhancement projects. Please answer all the questions and…..Read More

HPD’s CPTED Program Helps Reduce, Prevent Crime

HPD’s CPTED Program Helps Reduce, Prevent Crime

Safer by Design: Princina Brown-Thomas recently presented to District property managers about crime prevention through environmental design.   While many discussions about crime focus on arrest and punishment rather than prevention, the Houston Police Department’s CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) program seeks to reduce opportunities for crime by applying design principles that make it more difficult to carry out inappropriate activities.   Don McKinney, Westchase District’s vice president of public safety, recently hosted a…..Read More

Vote for the “Best of Westchase”

Vote for the “Best of Westchase”

Outta the way, Oscars! Git gone, Grammys! Ease on down the road, Emmys! After an extended absence, the only awards that really matter have returned: Best of Westchase. Whether you live in Westchase District or merely “reside” here during workday hours, you probably have your favorite places to eat, shop and maybe even hide from your boss. We celebrated and honored your local favorites in 2005 and 2010, and we decided it’s time to rekindle…..Read More

Revere Middle School earns top honors in Westchase District Corporate Challenge

Revere Middle School earns top honors in Westchase District Corporate Challenge

2019 Westchase District Corporate Challenge Results First Place: Revere Middle School Second Place: Costello, Inc. Third Place: DBR Other top 10 finishers are: 4. EHRA Engineering (Gaden) 5. Tailored Brands (Malin) 6. Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam (Shipley) 7. Pape-Dawson (Bood) 8. Pape-Dawson (McIntyre) 9. Binkley & Barfield 10. DataVox   Event winners are: NBA Around the World: Amegy Bank (Brown) Kickball: Costello, Inc. (Sitzman) Briefcase Relay (Van De Wiele & Vogler (O'Hara) Soccer Kick: Costello,…..Read More

Applying Compassion to Community Patrols

Applying Compassion to Community Patrols

  As a teenager growing up in Vicksburg, Mississippi, Angela Hart-Joseph was fascinated watching the psychological thriller film The Silence of the Lambs, featuring Jodie Foster as a young FBI trainee. “I was inspired seeing a strong female who could solve a case and bring killers to justice,” Hart-Joseph said. “That movie definitely pushed me in the direction of a career in law enforcement.” While her career so far hasn’t pitted her skills against any…..Read More

Technology-assisted Conversations in the Collaboratorium

Technology-assisted Conversations in the Collaboratorium

  When the Westchase District’s Board of Directors met last fall for their annual retreat, they convened in an innovative 4,000-square-foot solution design center at Houston Community College’s West Houston Institute, located at 2811 Hayes Road. The space is called the Collaboratorium and in it trained facilitators conduct workshops using an interactive touchscreen that resembles something from the sci-fi movie Minority Report. It’s a unique facility that employs the latest technology in the service of…..Read More

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