2020 Community Impact Awards Presented
Westchase District Advisory Board chair Tom Gaden with Colleen Mayer representing MAM Literacy Advance winner John Barton; honoree Rita Aracely Flores; and Westchase District vice president of public safety Don McKinney.

2020 was a year that tested communities across the country. Organizations in Westchase District were thrust into a crisis facing unforeseen consequences caused by a devastating pandemic. Rita Flores, John Barton, and West Houston Assistance Ministries were recognized with Community Impact Awards by Westchase District's Advisory Board for providing essential services and taking innovative approaches in responding to the crisis. Read More

Meet Westchase District Patrol Officer Leonard Kubiak

Officer Leonard Kubiak enters his fourth month with Westchase District Patrol.

This January marks Leonard Kubiak's fourth month with Westchase District Patrol, making him the patrol's newest officer. As a high school student, Kubiak had early sights on becoming a police officer.

"Growing up I always wanted to be in a meaningful job where I could help people," said Kubiak. "Becoming a police officer put me in line with where I saw myself in life. I see the job as a police officer as one that works for the betterment of society." Read More

Drive-Thru Food Distribution Returns to First Methodist Houston: Dates Announced, Volunteers Needed 

First Methodist Houston Missions resumes its drive-thru food distribution this Saturday, January 23. Located at 10570 Westpark Drive on the campus of First Methodist Houston, the food distribution is open to anyone. Distribution begins at 10 a.m. and will be on a first come, first serve basis. First Methodist Houston Missions has a need for volunteers to help with the distribution throughout the year. If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up.

 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)

Lola Bakery Joins Farmers Market

The Farmers Market welcomes our newest vendor, Lola Bakery.  

Lola Bakery prides itself in making delicious cakes to surprise your loved ones on special events. Lola offers multiple designs and flavors like chocolate, lemon, vanilla-raspberry and coconut.

In addition to mini cakes, Lola prepares turkey breast and smoked ham sandwiches. Customers who visit will also notice a selection of nonfood items including colorful, hand-woven bags at Lola's tent.

You can follow and direct message Lola on Facebook and Instagram @mylolabakery or via text at 346-295-5911.


Sneed Dog Park Opening Date Set

Shaping up for pups: Sneed Dog Park features are in place including fencing, turf, a bench, and Colorado cobble stones at the tree base.

Dogs close to our hearts and Valentine's Day Weekend - a perfect pairing for puppy love. That's why we're officially opening Sneed Dog Park on Saturday, Feb. 13, from 10 a.m. to noon. Stay tuned for the next Wire when we'll announce planned festivities for the event which will be free and open to the community. The 1.25 acre dog park, being built within the playground area at Sneed Elementary School at 9855 Pagewood Lane, represents Westchase District's first ever dog park. 

Cantina Laredo Reopens

Ready for you, again: Modern Mexican cuisine is back at Cantina Laredo

Westchase District is filled with some of Houston's best dining options. That scene temporarily lost local fave Cantina Laredo in the Market of Westchase shopping center. The restaurant had closed last April due to dining capacity restrictions to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. No worries, it's now back!

In December, the community received a Christmas gift as the favorite gathering spot reopened doors at 11129 Westheimer Road. 

Cantina Laredo's menu draws from authentic Mexican food inspired by the cuisine of Mexico City with a modern twist. It's billed as Modern Mexican. Imagine grilled fish, chicken or steak topped with one-of-a-kind signature sauces like chipotle-wine and Portobello mushroom or sautéed artichoke heart and roasted red bell pepper. Entrees are paired with the Casa Rita, an award-winning wine made from fresh lime-juice and fine tequila, to deliver what the restaurant calls a Modern Mexican experience.

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


Have District-related news on how your business or organization is responding to COVID-19? 

Send it with your contact info to:cjacinto@westchasedistrict.com. 


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