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
Bellaire Public Safety
All 14 Bellaire city parks will be closed from Good Friday through Monday to comply with a request from Harris County to take that action to discourage large gatherings over the holiday weekend to prevent community spread of the coronavirus. County officials announced Wednesday that they would be closing all their parks over that period, and Bellaire’s spokeswoman Cheryl … [Read more...] about Holiday safeguard: Bellaire parks will be off limits Friday through Monday
The Walgreens at 5280 Buffalo Speedway, just outside West University Place, was forced to shut down temporarily Tuesday (April 7) for disinfecting after an employee tested positive for the coronavirus. The company listed the closing on the store’s webpage. ABC-13 reported that the worker had last been on the job on Sunday, and that workers who may have been exposed are … [Read more...] about Walgreens closes for cleaning after worker tests positive for virus
West University and Bellaire officials say they’ve taken precautions to keep water safe in those cities after a water main break along the East Loop that has caused Houston officials to call for boiling water in that city and for Houston ISD to cancel classes Friday. The accidental break of the 96-inch water main caused flooding that stranded motorists and shut down that … [Read more...] about Water line break causes HISD to close Friday, Houston call to boil drinking water; West U, Bellaire safe
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?