West University Place is on the road to a citywide 25 mile-per-hour speed limit — with few exceptions — after City Council unanimously approved an amendment to the the city’s code of ordinances Monday night at its first reading. Final passage, after the second reading, is expected at council’s May 10 meeting. Under the ordinance, speed on the majority of West U streets — … [Read more...] about Slow down: West U council votes for 25 mph citywide speed limit
Despite the governor’s lifting of a mandate to wear masks as protection against COVID-19, the city of West University announced Monday (March 8) it will continue to require anyone entering city facilities to be wearing a face covering. The announcement said the decision is “in accordance with guidance from local health officials and the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) to … [Read more...] about West U will still require masks in city facilities
The city of Bellaire lifted the boil-water order Sunday (Feb. 21) that had been in effect since Tuesday, and issued steps residents and businesses should take before using their water again. The city indicated it had to turn off the water supply provided by Houston in order to pass state standards for safety, and provided evidence from the Texas Commission on Environmental … [Read more...] about Showers, everyone! Bellaire lifts its boil-water order. Here’s what to do now.
Bellaire will distribute bottled water to residents in urgent need for from 1-3 p.m. (or while supplies last) today (Saturday, Feb. 20) at a drive-thru in the parking lot on the northwest corner of the South Rice Avenue/Jessamine Street intersection, across from the Fire Department. Supplies are limited, and each household may receive one case. Only persons in vehicles will … [Read more...] about JUST IN: Bellaire to offer emergency bottled water to residents today
Bellaire’s mayor Andrew Friedberg issued an optimistic update midday Thursday (Feb. 18), proclaiming “there’s light at the end of the tunnel” in a winter emergency that’s now in its fourth day. Although sub-freezing temperatures will return tonight, Friedberg said most of the city now has power. The water system is “on track to be fully operational by the end of today,” with … [Read more...] about Bellaire update: Power returning, water pressure improving, help for ‘massive number’ of busted pipes