The issue of whether taxpayers should provide funding to the West University Tri-Sports Association is emerging as one of the major points of discussion in the bi-annual West University Place election on May 1. The issue is a close call. There are legitimate cases to be made on both sides. But the inventory of misinformation on this topic is vast, so let me try my very … [Read more...] about Politics 101: West U Youth Sports Funding
By West University Place Mayor Bob Higley Unfortunately, the adults who run those youth sports have made it all about them – and your money. West U is well-known for its commitment to our families and to our kids. Generations of families have raised their children here in our little jewel of a city – many now moving “back home” to do so. Youth sports are a big … [Read more...] about Youth sports are supposed to be “all about the kids”
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