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

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

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

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

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

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

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

×

Sign Up for The Wire

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

Powered By