Nominate Your Favorites for Best of Westchase Contest

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Outta the way, Oscars! Git gone, Grammys! Ease on down the road, Emmys! After an extended absence, the only awards that really matter have returned: Best of Westchase

Whether you live in Westchase District or merely "reside" here during workday hours, you probably have your favorite places to eat, shop and maybe even hide from your boss. We celebrated and honored your local favorites in 2005 and 2010, and we decided it's time to rekindle the love affair with all things Westchase. We want to hear from you, so let 'er rip! 

The only requirement for nominating is that all winners must be located within Westchase District boundaries. For a refresher, visit westchasedistrict.com/land-use-map

We're accepting nominations through Friday, March 29.  Voting will take place from April 8 through April 26. We'll announce the winners, present them with a commemorative plaque and buy each of them an appetizer at a happy hour event in early May (details to follow soon). Also, we'll have a special results section in the Summer 2019 issue of Westchase Today. So send in your nominations and stay tuned...it's going to be the best !



City Rebuilds Sidewalks Along Westpark Drive

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For those of you who feel your voices often go unheard, here's a bit of good news. An anonymous citizen living with a disability was concerned about the deteriorating conditions of the sidewalks on the north side of Westpark Drive between Briarpark Drive and Gessner Road. This person, who lives in the Westpark/Gessner area, reported the sidewalks to the City of Houston and then submitted an application to the City's Safe Sidewalk Program. The program is a service of the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities, which advocates for the rights and needs of citizens with disabilities.

Thanks to this citizen's action, during the last month City workers have rebuilt the sidewalks! If you spot other trouble areas in Westchase District, please visit the City's Sidewalk Safety page to submit a Pedestrian Accessibility Review (PAR) application

Corporate Challenge Sold Out - Thanks to Our Sponsors

Corporate Challenge Dodgeball

Once again, Westchase District's Annual Corporate Challenge is a sellout event. We look forward to seeing all our teams on Friday, March 29 for a day of (semi-) athletic fun and community fundraising. 

Thanks to our title sponsor, Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, as well as to our major sponsors: 

It's not too late to be an event host and get great exposure in front of hundreds of Westchase District business people. Volunteers are needed as well. C ontact Sherry Fox ,  at 713-780-9434 for details.

  Thursdays @ 3 p.m.  *Rain or shine* St. Cyril of Alexandria Catholic Church
10503 Westheimer, Houston, TX 77042 (at Rogerdale, just west of Beltway 8)


Market Hours Now from 3 to 7 p.m.

Okay, now that we've all sprung forward and had a chance to catch up on our lost hour of sleep, it's time to make use of that extra daylight. If you haven't visited the Westchase District Farmers Market because it just doesn't mesh with your work schedule, we've removed your excuse. Until Thursday, November 7, the market is open weekly from 3 to 7 p.m. That's perfect timing for checking it out before your commute home!

Come Take a Selfie with Us This Week

Last week, we were all set to unveil a new feature to the District's tent at the market: a caricature farm scene with two cutouts where shoppers can place their faces for fun selfies. However, gusty winds that would have turned the tent wall into a big sail made us reconsider. That means that you can still come get one of the first selfies with our new attraction this week...that is, if no wind advisories are in effect.

 

Check out our new "comic foreground" debuting (weather permitting) at the market this week.

Attention Trail Users: We Now Have Blue Light Specials

Emergency Call Box Installation
As an added amenity, Westchase District recently installed eight emergency call boxes at various locations along the District's trail system. 

The 10-foot, solar-powered towers are equipped with video cameras and allow trail users to call the District's dispatch service, which can send officers to each station.

"The call boxes provide trail users with a level of confidence as well as a form of communication during many scenarios that may arise," McKinney said. "That could be anything from reporting suspicious activity to requesting assistance with urgent health issues."


High school intern Connor Elliott contributed to this story. Thanks, Connor!

Get 10% Discount on Spring Dash Entry Fee Thru April 6

Get ready to Dash with WHAM Saturday, April 13.

West Houston Assistance Ministries' Spring Dash 1K and 5K Run/Walk event is coming up on Saturday, April 13 at 7:45 a.m., and now you can get 10 percent off your registration fee.
 
It's only $20.50 to sign up for the 1K run/walk, $38.00 for the 5K run/walk, or $32.50 to support WHAM's event from home while you sleep in instead. That's right, if you're not able to attend (or if you'd rather just be lazy) but still want to support WHAM, you can still get a t-shirt while you send good thoughts their way from the comfort of your own home!

Register now using code "TenOff" and you'll receive a 10 percent discount good until April 6. All registered participants will receive a t-shirt and a goodie bag. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information, contact Mercedes Santos-Garay, 832-266-1489.




About Westchase District
Westchase District is a municipal management district funded by local property owners in a 4.2 square-mile area centered on Sam Houston Tollway between I-10 and US-59 on the west side of Houston, Texas. 

The District promotes growth by enhancing: 
  • Mobility
  • Beautification 
  • Public Safety
  • Planning and Development

 

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