23rd annual Corporate Challenge KO’d by  Coronavirus

23rd annual Corporate Challenge KO’d by Coronavirus

For the first time in its 23 year history, the Westchase District's Corporate Challenge has been cancelled. "We'd originally hoped to simply postpone it to a later day," said Sherry Fox, organizer of the event. "But as Harris County and the City of Houston looked to extend their guidelines against large gatherings, it became obvious that we could not reschedule. Doing an outdoor event of this magnitude in Houston's summer temperatures isn't practical or safe.…..Read More

Feeling Cooped Up Lately? Hit the Trails

Feeling Cooped Up Lately? Hit the Trails

Now is an important time to stretch, relax and discover while you reconnect with nature and fitness. Westchase District’s trail system offers a welcome remedy where you can walk, hike, ride your bike, spot nature, view art and enjoy the weather and fresh air. From dawn to dusk, joggers, cyclists, dog walkers and pedestrians regularly use the District’s trail system. Residents and people who work in offices along the trail are attracted to many of…..Read More

Aldi Arrives in Westchase

Aldi Arrives in Westchase

You’ll find ALDI in cities, suburbs and rural areas. And, now you’ll also find it in Westchase District. One of the newest ALDI stores in Houston opened at 9525 Westheimer Road in October. ALDI’s entry increases grocery options in Westchase District. Randalls and Kroger are within a mile of the store on Westheimer. Whole Foods Market is 2.4 miles away. At 18,900 square-feet of space in Tanglewilde Center, the ALDI Westchase location is one of…..Read More

Sacred Heart Coffee for a Cause at Grace Presbyterian

Sacred Heart Coffee for a Cause at Grace Presbyterian

Something brewing in Grace Presbyterian Church has coffee lovers rejoicing. That's because Sacred Heart Coffee is now open for business inside Grace's Welcome Center at 10221 Ella Lee Lane. Open to the public, the café operates Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Upon entering the Welcome Center, patrons will find a warm ambiance of tables, chairs and sofas that provide a relaxing and inviting place…..Read More

‘A Great Decision’ – Leading Industry CEO Describes Corporate Headquarters in Westchase

‘A Great Decision’ – Leading Industry CEO Describes Corporate Headquarters in Westchase

In the four years since Phillips 66 placed its future in Westchase District by establishing headquarters at 2331 CityWest Boulevard, CEO Greg Garland couldn’t be happier. “We choose to call Houston, Texas and Westchase our home,” said Garland. “A lot of thought went into that. Westchase was a great location for us and our employees. We love Westchase. It was a great decision,” said Garland speaking before a large audience at the Westchase Today &…..Read More

Go-to grocer for food from Japan, Daido returns

Go-to grocer for food from Japan, Daido returns

  Even a brief closure late last fall didn’t keep Daido Market Houston from topping the Houston Chronicle’s latest list of ethnic grocery stores in Houston. The beloved store reopened in December after store manager Toyo Hagiwara enlisted help from investors. Ensuring that the city’s first major Japanese grocer didn’t close forever has thrilled loyal customers, and new ones. Daido serves one of the most diverse cultural cities in the U.S. and is a local…..Read More

Public Safety Alliance Hosts HPD Homeless Outreach Team

Public Safety Alliance Hosts HPD Homeless Outreach Team

The City of Houston is striving to create solutions for people experiencing homelessness. It's estimated that there are 4,400 sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons in Harris County, Fort Bend County and Montgomery County combined. Westchase District is not immune from the situation as more homeless encampments pop up in our area. To better understand the issue, Don McKinney, vice president of public safety for Westchase District, hosted a presentation by the Houston Police Department Homeless…..Read More

Volunteers Receive Community Impact Awards

Volunteers Receive Community Impact Awards

Heroes work in the communities around us. They share a common thread that’s driven by a love of helping others. You might never know about their selfless or tireless work because they don’t seek recognition or the spotlight. Westchase District’s Advisory Board premiered its inaugural Community Impact Awards in 2018 to highlight these heroes. On Thursday, Jan. 9 a new set of honorees was announced for the 2019 awards and presented to Gwyn Buzzini, Beverly…..Read More

Public charter schools offer access, assistance and accountability

Public charter schools offer access, assistance and accountability

The number of tuition-free, public charter schools has spiraled upward in recent years as parents demand more accountability and flexibility from their local school districts. Westchase District is served by two school districts. Students who live north of Westheimer attend schools from the Houston Independent School District while students living south of Westheimer attend Alief ISD schools. Now, for the first time, families living in Westchase District have the option of two public charter schools…..Read More

Fifty Years of Extending Grace

Fifty Years of Extending Grace

In 1969, all eyes were on the moon or the little town of White Lake, New York as the first manned space mission landed on the moon and half million people turned out for Woodstock. Closer to home, the Houston faithful were making plans for the first-ever worship of what would become Grace Presbyterian Church. On the first Sunday in December 1969, the new combined church of St. Matthews Presbyterian and Second Presbyterian worshiped together…..Read More

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