HCC CAMPUS TRAIL GROUNDBREAKING FRIDAY, JANUARY 20
Running shoes Join us as we break ground on Westchase District's third hike and bike trail, the HCC Campus Trail, at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 20. The ceremony will take place behind the Market at Westchase, 11103 Westheimer Road, located at the southwest corner of Westheimer and Wilcrest Drive.

To RSVP for the event, call 713-780-9434 or send an email to info@westchasedistrict.com.

This .6-mile trail will run north-south between Westheimer and Richmond Avenue along the CenterPoint powerline corridor. The trail will connect to the Houston Community College campus at Westheimer and Hayes Road.

CenterPoint has allowed the District to maximize the wide swath of greenspace along the transmission corridor to build a trail. It is an example of a a larger effort between CenterPoint and the City of Houston to enhance the use of some 500 miles of transmission corridors throughout the city and is the first of its kind in West Houston.

The ten-foot wide concrete trail will cost about $400,000. The average cost for such a trail ranges between $18 to $20 per square foot, but in this case the cost should be around $13 per square foot. The trail will be paid for with funds from the District's 380 Area Agreement with the City of Houston, which provides money from property tax revenue increases to finance public infrastructure projects, and a grant from the Houston-Galveston Area Council.

The contractor is WadeCon, LLC. The trail should be completed about 100 days after the start of construction, weather permitting.
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CITY CLOSES ON LAND FOR PARK ON WILCREST DRIVE
This 3.4 acre field just north of the Library Loop Trail on Wilcrest Drive will become the first major park in Westchase District.
Late last week, the City of Houston took an important step in creating a park in Westchase District. On Friday, the City finalized purchase of a 3.4-acre parcel of land on Wilcrest Drive just north of Richmond Avenue and the District's Library Loop Trail. 

"Now that the land is purchased, our next action is to sign an interlocal agreement with the City allowing us to build a park on the land," said Jim Murphy, Westchase District general manager. "This is a huge step forward in our dream of having a public park in Westchase District."

The Office of James Burnett will handle design of the park and the design process should take about a year. Once designed, completion of the park is expected sometime in 2018.
NEW YEAR, NEW PUBLIC ART: TWO MORE MURALITOS ADDED
Skyscraper muralito Everybody's favorite mural artist Larry Crawford has been at it again, painting two more traffic signal control boxes in Westchase District. The first is located on the southwest corner of Richmond Avenue and Briarpark Drive and depicts skyscrapers and office buildings in the District (shown right). Thanks to Woodbranch Managment for sponsoring the muralito.

METRO Park and Ride muralito The second shows the American and Texas flags on a box at the northwest corner of Harwin Drive and Rogerdale Road next to the Westchase METRO Park and Ride (shown left). This is the second time Crawford has painted the box: it was hit by a car last fall and had to be replaced.

This brings a current total of seven "muralitos" to intersections throughout the Distirct, plus two larger murals along the Library Loop Trail. Up next: LEGO® construction workers at Bellaire and Rogerdale (near the Home Depot store) and a bookshelf-themed muralito at Richmond and Wilcrest (near the Robinson-Westchase Neighborhood Library).



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10503 Westheimer, Houston, TX 77042 (at Rogerdale, just west of Beltway 8)

 BEAR WITH US TODAY:
 WE'RE CELEBRATING!
January 18 is National Winnie the Pooh Day. Author A.A. Milne brought the adorable, honey-loving bear to life in his stories which also featured his son, Christopher Robin. The day commemorates Milne's January 18, 1882, birthday.
 VISIT THE MARKET THIS WEEK 
 FOR A SMACKEREL OF HONEY
You don't have to be a bear of very little brain to know that you can get fresh, locally produced raw honey from two of our farmers market vendors:
Made in Texas by Texas bees, it's a no-brainer - come get some this week!
Honey is best when it's fresh and local!



REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR 2017 CORPORATE CHALLENGE
Registration is now open for the 20th Annual Westchase District Corporate Challenge on Friday, March 31 at Quillian Center, 10570 Westpark Drive.

This annual event is hosted by Westchase District to provide area businesses with a fun day of athletic competition, team building and networking. The 2017 event will be open to the first 60 teams that register.

Thanks to our title sponsor, Amegy Bank for its generous support of the event. Additional sponsorships are available and are a great way to gain visibility in front of dozens of area business people.

SPONSORSHIP/TEAM REGISTRATION FORM
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ROTARY CLUB'S 5TH ANNUAL SOUP'ER BOWL FEB. 3
Q: What do you call a bowl of fake Ramen noodles?
A: An impasta!

All (bad) jokes aside, you can show everyone that you're the real deal. Bring your best cooking team, your favorite soup and a spirit of friendly competition as the Houston Westchase Rotary Club hosts its fifth annual Soup'er Bowl from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3 at Quillian Center, 3663 Westcenter Drive.

All proceeds from the cook-off benefit Houston Westchase Rotary Club student scholarships. There's still time to become a sponsor for the event, as well as to register your soup'er cook-off team now. For more, call Robert Jaehne at 713-774-7878.
Westchase District is a municipal management district funded by local property owners in a 4.2 square-mile
area centered on the Sam Houston
Tollway between I-10 and US-59 on the west side of Houston, Texas. 

The District promotes economic growth
by enhancing:
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  • Public safety
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