Alief Students Experience Ground-Breaking Career Center

Alief Students Experience Ground-Breaking Career Center

Westchase District straddles the line between Alief Independent School District (AISD) and Houston Independent School District (HISD). The dividing line is Westheimer. That means residents of the 59 apartment and townhome communities in Westchase District that are located south of Westheimer are eligible to enroll their high students in Alief's brand-new Center for Advanced Careers at 12160 Richmond Avenue. The 235,000 square-foot facility can accommodate up to 2,500 students and will house career and technical education…..Read More

Cupcakes, cookies, pies and pudding are works of art at new cake gallery

Cupcakes, cookies, pies and pudding are works of art at new cake gallery

Since the early 2000s, America has been caught up in a cupcake craze, with customers clamoring for gourmet versions of the frosted desserts. A new business recently opened in Westchase District that aims to help satiate shoppers’ sweet-tooth urges: Sugar Rush Too – Westchase, located at 10908 Westheimer Road. The store features a glass display case against a fuchsia wall, where rows of ornate cupcakes made fresh daily sit like works of art. The smell…..Read More

Playground Amenity Added to Trailside Park

Playground Amenity Added to Trailside Park

Westchase District's Trailside Park received a significant upgrade with the installation of a ZipKrooz, the first new trail amenity designed specifically for kids and teens. The ZipKrooz allows children to safely and smoothly glide back and forth along a 30-foot track surrounded by soft mulch. Unlike other playground zip lines, ZipKrooz is a two-way ride, eliminating the need to walk the seat back to the starting point. We've enjoyed the Facebook posts that users have…..Read More

The Doctors Will See You Now

The Doctors Will See You Now

  Most of us don’t enjoy seeing a doctor, but when we must, we want it to be affordable, quick and convenient. Consumer demand has driven a boom in recent years of healthcare facilities with extended hours that are located in or near high-traffic retail centers. Westchase District has two of them on Westheimer Road: one is an urgent care clinic within walking distance of a grocery store and the other is a new freestanding…..Read More

Harvey Heroes Mural Unveiled One Year After Storm

Harvey Heroes Mural Unveiled One Year After Storm

Westchase District unveiled its newest -- and biggest -- mural at a celebration attended by city officials, first responders and community leaders. The "Harvey Heroes" mural, created by artist Larry Crawford, pays tribute to the first responders who rescued so many people stranded by high water in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. The mural dedication occurred just one week shy of the first-anniversary of Harvey's devastating blow on the Texas Gulf Coast. Westchase District commissioned…..Read More

Growing Companies Choose to Remain in District

Growing Companies Choose to Remain in District

  Recently, four businesses based in Westchase District either have relocated to new offices while remaining in the District or have expanded their existing footprint. Their decisions to stay in Westchase District are an encouraging show of confidence in the area and a validation of the efforts of the District to attract and retain world-class companies.   Costello Inc. After 20-plus years at 9990 Richmond Avenue, Costello, Inc., a preeminent civil engineering and surveying firm,…..Read More

Harvey Heroes Mural to be unveiled August 16

Harvey Heroes Mural to be unveiled August 16

It was nearly one year ago, that Hurricane Harvey dumped 52 inches of rain across Houston, bringing widespread devastation to the area. As many people continue to deal with the after-effects of the storm, Westchase District is paying tribute to those who responded immediately to the disaster...in the form of art. Mural artist Larry Crawford is putting the finishing touches on his 100-foot wide by 20-foot tall mural designed as a tribute to Hurricane Harvey rescuers.…..Read More

District Businesses Support School Supply Drive

District Businesses Support School Supply Drive

More than two dozen Westchase District-area businesses are participating in the Westchase District Community Fund's school supply drive, taking place through August 6. Each location is hosting a donation box for school supplies that the WDCF will distribute among Sneed Elementary School, Paul Revere Middle School and West Houston Assistance Ministries. Requested supplies include: Backpacks (transparent or mesh) Colored pencils Construction paper Copy paper Crayons Filler paper Markers Pencils Pencil pouches Pens Rulers Scissors Cash…..Read More

Public Safety through the Lens of Big Data

Public Safety through the Lens of Big Data

The enormous volume of digital data created daily is used to customize everything in our lives from our entertainment and shopping experiences to health services and even our safety. Processing, analyzing and then putting to use all of this big data can change our lives today as well as influence the near future. Westchase District is harnessing crime data collected by the Houston Police Department to identify “hot spots” within the District and allocate resources…..Read More

Robinson Westchase Neighborhood Library reopens with new features, services

Robinson Westchase Neighborhood Library reopens with new features, services

A fashion show, origami classes and a Chinese lion dance were all part of the recent grand reopening celebration of the Judson W. Robinson, Jr. Westchase Neighborhood Library, located at 3223 Wilcrest Drive. After being closed since September 2016 for extensive renovations, the library is back and better than ever, offering the latest technology, helpful staff and a state-of-the-art gathering space for community events and exhibits.   Rich history The library first opened in 1991…..Read More

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