Westchase District Service Plan Extended through 2045


The Westchase District's Board of Directors voted unanimously last week to extend the District's service plan through 2045. Previously, the District's service plan was set to expire in 2023.

"This extension ensures that Westchase District will be around to continue its core services of public safety, mobility and beautification into the middle of the 21st century," said Philip Schneidau, Board chair. "It positions us to maintain the infrastructure of streets and streetscapes, as well as the amenities - like parks and trails - that we're building through our 380 Program. Securing our operations for the future also allows us to seek an extension of the 380 Program and compete for additional grants."

In accordance with state law, the extension vote followed a process of gathering signed petitions from more than 50 property owners as well as conducting a public hearing, which took place December 5. The service plan maintains the current assessment rate of nine cents for every $100 worth of property value that has been in place since 1995. 


Smiles at Target's Heroes & Helpers Shopping Event


Thanks to Target, West Houston Assistance Ministries and our Westchase District Patrol officers for making the Heroes & Helpers holiday shopping event a seasonal success. Last week, officers led 40 local children on a sponsored shopping spree for Christmas gifts courtesy of Target at 10801 Westheimer Road. Each child received a $150 gift card from Target to spend at the store. Then an officer helped them make selections, purchase their items and even gift wrap them for family and friends.

"We're grateful to WHAM for identifying youth who could really use a pick-me-up at the holidays, as well as to Target for providing the gift cards for them to use," said Don McKinney, Westchase District's public safety vice president. "Heroes & Helpers is a great way for our officers to form positive relationships with local children and it feels great to put smiles on everyone's faces."

VIDEO: "How Can the Sky Be the Limit?" Mural Creation


Everyone's favorite mural artist, Larry Crawford, recently completed a new piece of public art for Westchase District. "How Can the Sky Be the Limit?" is located on the west-facing wall of the Market at Westchase shopping center at Wilcrest and Westheimer (11103 Westheimer). The mural, which is 25 feet tall and 64 feet wide, asks "How can the sky be the limit when there are footprints on the moon?" Click on the video link above to see Larry's creative vision materialize.

  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 Open Through the Holidays

While you're enjoying your holiday vacation days this season, take some time to visit the farmers market. We'll be open December 20 and 27 as well as January 3 and our vendors look forward to making spirits bright.

Speaking of spirits, the holidays are a time to make merry with friends, and one sure-fire way to do so is over a bottle of wine. Discover an award-winning wine from Houston Winery, a micro-winery that's become a hit at the market this year. Whether your party guests prefer white, rose, red, sparkling or dessert wines, Houston Winery has a selection priced from $20 to $40 per bottle.

 
Houston Winery

Time for Wine: Come sample one of Houston Winery's locally-made selections, then pick up a bottle or two in time for your New Year's celebrations.

Coming Soon to Trail System: Emergency Call Boxes

Workers recently installed the bases for eight emergency phones at strategic locations along our trail system. The solar-powered, wireless call boxes are designed to be weather-proof and tamper-resistant. Expect to see them installed by early January.

District Churches Feature Variety of Christmas Services

It's the Christmas season, and that means several District churches will host special services and programs, including:

Ascension Episcopal Church, 2525 Siegler Road
Sunday, December 23
10 a.m., Eucharist and children's pageant
Monday, December 24
7 p.m., Christmas concert
7:30 p.m., Eucharist and brass ensemble
Tuesday, December 25
10 a.m., Worship with Eucharist

Christ the Servant Lutheran Church, 2400 Wilcrest Drive
Monday, December 24
5 p.m., Children's service
7:30 p.m., traditional service with Christmas carols

First Methodist Houston, 10570 Westpark Drive
Sunday, December 23
9 a.m., Christmas favorites
11:11 a.m., The Source contemporary service
Monday, December 24
7 p.m., Candlelight service with strings
Sunday, December 30
9 a.m., Celtic Christmas service

Grace Presbyterian Church, 10221 Ella Lee Lane
Monday, December 24
3 p.m., Kids Christmas Celebration: A Not-So-Silent-Night! service
5 p.m., Contemporary service with candle lighting
7 p.m.. Traditional service with candle lighting, in both English and Spanish
Sunday, December 30
10 a.m., Jazz worship service featuring Christmas carols led by the Chancel Choir accompanied by Jazz Sunday, a Houston-based jazz combo.

Monday, December 24
4 p.m., English Mass with caroling
11 p.m., Spanish Mass with caroling
Tuesday, December 25
10 a.m., English Mass
Noon, Spanish Mass

West Houston Christian Center, 11300 Wilcrest Green Drive
Monday, December 24
6 p.m., Candlelight service
 
Winners Chapel, 11300 Harwin Drive
Tuesday, December 25
8 a.m., Christmas service


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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