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

Emerson Doubles its Presence in Westchase District

Emerson Doubles its Presence in Westchase District

When the largest chemical plant in the country needed help automating its control systems and measurement devices, it turned to the experts at Emerson Automation Solutions. The Fortune 200 company helped the Sasol Lake Charles Chemical Complex more than triple its chemical production in the U.S. Now, Emerson is nearly doubling its presence in Westchase District.   In Houston, Emerson employs more than 2,200 people in about 20 different locations, mainly serving the oil and…..Read More

22nd annual Corporate Challenge planned

22nd annual Corporate Challenge planned

Westchase District will host the 22nd annual Corporate Challenge on Friday, March 29. It’s a fun day of networking and team-building where Westchase District businesses compete against each other in six different light athletic events. The prize? Bragging rights and the coveted traveling trophy. "This event brings out the best in Westchase District businesses and their employees," said Sherry Fox, VP of Communications. "They support this event so generously with their time and talents, not to…..Read More

New interactive art coming to Trailside Park

New interactive art coming to Trailside Park

More improvements will soon be coming to Westchase District’s Trailside Park, thanks to a $1500 grant from America Walks. The “Community Change Micro Grant” awarded to the Westchase District Community Fund was one of only 20 grants extended to local organizations for 2019 and the only grant awarded in Texas. The grant program supports local efforts to create safe, accessible and enjoyable places to walk and be physically active. Westchase District Projects Director Louis Jullien…..Read More

West Houston Assistance Ministries helps area families in crisis

West Houston Assistance Ministries helps area families in crisis

In the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, many affected Houstonians benefitted from heroic actions taken by first responders. A second wave of response occurred in the form of temporary shelters and assistance from various aid organizations. But for those in West Houston living with Harvey’s devastating effects a year later, nonprofits such as West Houston Assistance Ministries (WHAM) fill an important role in continuing to support lives still reeling from the costliest tropical cyclone on…..Read More

Office Evolution joins coworking trend in Westchase District

Office Evolution joins coworking trend in Westchase District

Coworking venues now total 1.5 million square feet of the city’s available office space, according to Forbes. In Westchase District, companies such as TechSpace and Regus have helped transform what used to be a niche alternative to traditional office leases for start-ups and freelancers into a widely-embraced workspace option for companies of all sizes. Joining the District’s coworking offerings is Office Evolution, which opened its first Houston location earlier this year at Briar Forest Crossing,…..Read More

Report to the Community

Report to the Community

Westchase District hosted its annual "Report to the Community" on Thursday, October 18th. Staff vice presidents offered a presentation to Westchase District business owners and property managers about what has been achieved this year and what goals have been set for 2019. "This annual hearing also gives our staff an opportunity to hear from the community and answer questions from our stakeholders," said Chief Operating Officer Dave Gilkeson. "We are proud of what we have…..Read More

Alief Students Experience Ground-Breaking Career Center

Alief Students Experience Ground-Breaking Career Center

Westchase District straddles the line between Alief Independent School District (AISD) and Houston Independent School District (HISD). The dividing line is Westheimer. That means residents of the 59 apartment and townhome communities in Westchase District that are located south of Westheimer are eligible to enroll their high students in Alief's brand-new Center for Advanced Careers at 12160 Richmond Avenue. The 235,000 square-foot facility can accommodate up to 2,500 students and will house career and technical education…..Read More

Cupcakes, cookies, pies and pudding are works of art at new cake gallery

Cupcakes, cookies, pies and pudding are works of art at new cake gallery

Since the early 2000s, America has been caught up in a cupcake craze, with customers clamoring for gourmet versions of the frosted desserts. A new business recently opened in Westchase District that aims to help satiate shoppers’ sweet-tooth urges: Sugar Rush Too – Westchase, located at 10908 Westheimer Road. The store features a glass display case against a fuchsia wall, where rows of ornate cupcakes made fresh daily sit like works of art. The smell…..Read More

Playground Amenity Added to Trailside Park

Playground Amenity Added to Trailside Park

Westchase District's Trailside Park received a significant upgrade with the installation of a ZipKrooz, the first new trail amenity designed specifically for kids and teens. The ZipKrooz allows children to safely and smoothly glide back and forth along a 30-foot track surrounded by soft mulch. Unlike other playground zip lines, ZipKrooz is a two-way ride, eliminating the need to walk the seat back to the starting point. We've enjoyed the Facebook posts that users have…..Read More

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