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License Plate Recognition Cameras Add New Dimension to Law Enforcement

License Plate Recognition Cameras Add New Dimension to Law Enforcement

Imagine a scenario where a vehicle reported to be connected to a murder in New Orleans is spotted in Houston on one of the many Flock LPR (license plate recognition) cameras installed throughout the city. Flock cameras are programmed to alert law enforcement to vehicles that are connected to crimes. In this case, the vehicle in question was detected near the Westheimer/Gessner intersection. HPD’s crime suppression task force moved in to search area apartment communities…..Read More

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

Louann Pereira Joins Westchase District Board of Directors

Louann Pereira Joins Westchase District Board of Directors

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

Landscaping Improvements Underway on Richmond

Landscaping Improvements Underway on Richmond

The esplanades on Richmond between Gessner and the Sam Houston Tollway are receiving a much-needed makeover, courtesy of the Westchase Community Association. Crews working for Miller Landscaping are removing and replacing the existing irrigation and plant material, then following behind to install new irrigation and a new plant palette. This ambitious landscaping program is being funded by the Westchase Community Association. WCA serves the property owners in an area loosely bounded by Gessner, Westheimer, Woodland…..Read More

Walking Tour of Camden Park Offers Sneak Peek of Planned Park

Walking Tour of Camden Park Offers Sneak Peek of Planned Park

Westchase District staff members were accompanied by Board Chairman Harry Greenblatt on a recent construction tour of Camden Park. Led by two members of the design team from OJB, staff  walked through and around the park, enjoying a sneak peek of the park features taking shape as construction clears the 15-month mark. “It’s rewarding to see all the features that were created in our minds, coming to life within the park,” said Westchase District President…..Read More

Meadowglen Improvements Coming in 2025

Meadowglen Improvements Coming in 2025

Those who drive Meadowglen Lane within Westchase District know that improvements are long overdue. One of our frequent social media commentators described Meadowglen Lane as a “goat trail” and it’s hard to disagree with that assessment. The City of Houston has made repairs when needed. But the roadway needs a complete rebuild – the same treatment that brought Walnut Bend back to life for the hundreds of motorists, school buses, bicyclists and pedestrians who use…..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

YMCA International Services Aids Refugees and Immigrants

YMCA International Services Aids Refugees and Immigrants

Westchase District is home to a “Y,” but not the Y you might be thinking of. Known for their community centers and fitness centers, the YMCA operates locations all over Houston. YMCA International Services is no different in serving communities throughout the greater Houston area, with their main office in Westchase District offering services to immigrants and refugees. YMCA International Services moved to its current location at 3110 Hayes Road one year ago, having previously…..Read More

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