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?
Bellaire Public Safety
A Bellaire HS student is in custody tonight in the shooting death of a fellow student on campus Tuesday afternoon. The shocking incident has led Houston ISD to cancel Wednesday classes and a community group to plan a vigil for Wednesday night. Bellaire police said the suspect and a young male companion were taken into custody at 7:38 p.m. Tuesday. ABC-13 aired video of the … [Read more...] about Suspect nabbed in Bellaire HS shooting death as community mourns, demands answers
A timely reminder to Bellaire residents that the city has a “wake ordinance.” That means unless you are a first responder or are involved in a rescue emergency, it is unlawful for you to be driving down flooded streets in such a way that you create a “wake” that pushes water into people’s yards, garages, homes or businesses. Sec. 30-36. – Traversing flooded street with … [Read more...] about Wake ordinance reminder: Driving through high water can earn you a ticket in Bellaire
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