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

The Doctors Will See You Now

The Doctors Will See You Now

  Most of us don’t enjoy seeing a doctor, but when we must, we want it to be affordable, quick and convenient. Consumer demand has driven a boom in recent years of healthcare facilities with extended hours that are located in or near high-traffic retail centers. Westchase District has two of them on Westheimer Road: one is an urgent care clinic within walking distance of a grocery store and the other is a new freestanding…..Read More

Harvey Heroes Mural Unveiled One Year After Storm

Harvey Heroes Mural Unveiled One Year After Storm

Westchase District unveiled its newest -- and biggest -- mural at a celebration attended by city officials, first responders and community leaders. The "Harvey Heroes" mural, created by artist Larry Crawford, pays tribute to the first responders who rescued so many people stranded by high water in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. The mural dedication occurred just one week shy of the first-anniversary of Harvey's devastating blow on the Texas Gulf Coast. Westchase District commissioned…..Read More

Growing Companies Choose to Remain in District

Growing Companies Choose to Remain in District

  Recently, four businesses based in Westchase District either have relocated to new offices while remaining in the District or have expanded their existing footprint. Their decisions to stay in Westchase District are an encouraging show of confidence in the area and a validation of the efforts of the District to attract and retain world-class companies.   Costello Inc. After 20-plus years at 9990 Richmond Avenue, Costello, Inc., a preeminent civil engineering and surveying firm,…..Read More

Harvey Heroes Mural to be unveiled August 16

Harvey Heroes Mural to be unveiled August 16

It was nearly one year ago, that Hurricane Harvey dumped 52 inches of rain across Houston, bringing widespread devastation to the area. As many people continue to deal with the after-effects of the storm, Westchase District is paying tribute to those who responded immediately to the disaster...in the form of art. Mural artist Larry Crawford is putting the finishing touches on his 100-foot wide by 20-foot tall mural designed as a tribute to Hurricane Harvey rescuers.…..Read More

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