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?
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If you receive a robo-call claiming to be from CenterPoint Energy and demanding payment because you’re behind on your bill, the West University Place Police Department says it’s a scam. Here’s WUPD’s advice: “The West University Place Police Department has recently received numerous phone calls from residents who have received telephone calls with an automated message … [Read more...] about Scam alert: WUPD says CenterPoint billing robo-call is not legit
The West University Place Police Department is organizing its annual National Night Out for 5-8 p.m. Oct. 1 and is looking for residents willing to host events. These can range from informal gatherings to more elaborate block parties, barbecues and swim parties. By registering an event by Sept. 20, the organizers will be able to include a visit from West U first responders … [Read more...] about Grassroots crime prevention: Sign up for West U National Night Out
A new safety net is going into place today in West University to protect vulnerable residents — youngsters through seniors — who may wander just a few blocks from home but not be able to tell first responders where they should be. Registration is now open for the West U Cares Program, designed for those residents with conditions that make communicating difficult or … [Read more...] about Signups open for West U Cares program to connect residents with autism, Alzheimer’s with first responders
West University police believe they may have cleared nine or more cases of theft of residents’ identity, but they’re waiting for the suspect — who has a 40-year criminal history — to be re-arrested after he made bond on the first two arrest warrants. According to a release from the WUPD Thursday (May 30), they were able to tie John Thomas Dill, 68, to three cases of identity … [Read more...] about Arrested, released, charged: Career criminal suspect in thefts of WU residents’ IDs is sought again