West University Police Chief Ken Walker took to the city’s website Friday to blast Harris County’s judiciary and the news media over the issue of the release of repeat offenders and to ask residents to speak out by contacting county officials and journalists. He said “the failure of the criminal justice system in Harris County…to perform their duty” regarding repeat … [Read more...] about West U police chief blasts judiciary, media over criminal releases
Veering outside West U city limits: We all want children to be safe. And I don’t believe there should be any mercy for those who exceed the speed limit in legally adopted school zones. But over the course of the last half-dozen years or so, many West University Place residents have contacted me and questioned the legality of the St. Mark’s Episcopal School zone on Bellaire … [Read more...] about Is the Southside Place school zone legal?
Voting has never been easier because Bellaire residents can vote at any voting location in Harris County. So take a few minutes out of your Saturday to help select two of your neighbors who want to represent you on the Bellaire City Council. The polls are open until 7:00 p.m. Three of the six City Council seats, along with the Mayor, were in play in the Nov. 5 General … [Read more...] about TODAY: Bellaire runoff elections…voting never easier
Whitt Johnson Park will shut down for two months beginning September 3. Children who visit the refurbished park will have some new playground equipment to enjoy. Updates include the replacement of an aging playground unit with a modern rotating climber, a standalone spinner, stepping pods, and a balance challenge. The existing treehouse will be equipped with ADA access … [Read more...] about West University park to close for facelift
The West University Place City Council will likely adopt some new restrictions on urban honey beekeeping in our backyards at its July 22 meeting. Interest in the issue was prompted by a complaint from a resident about a neighbor’s honey beehive that is close to their shared property line. The resident believes urban beehives are a public nuisance and should be prohibited … [Read more...] about West U Council to consider new rules for urban beekeepers