Houston Public Media's Gail Delaughter Reports on New Bus Shelters for Westheimer

Ricky Gonzalez, team leader for Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc., and Irma Sanchez, Westchase District's vice president of projects, shared Westheimer improvement updates such as the new custom bus shelter (background) with KUHF's Gail Delaughter.

Westchase District's Westheimer streetscape project became more visible when crews from NEC, Inc., recently installed the first of many new modern bus shelters coming to  Westchase District. Anyone walking, cycling and driving on Westheimer Road over the past year within a three-mile stretch of the District will have noticed a lot of construction project activity, including the installation of traffic signal mast arm poles to eventually replace span wires, plus the construction of wider sidewalks and installation of custom designed street pavers and pedestrian lights. 

Delaughter (right) asks Gonzalez about engineering work being performed on Westheimer.
The project caught the attention of Gail Delaughter, Houston Public Media's transportation reporter who covers all aspects of getting around Houston, from walking, driving, and cycling to riding transit.

Delaughter wanted to learn more about the District's efforts to ensure a smoother, cleaner transit experience for people riding on METRO buses, and the functionality of the new shelters. The Westheimer route is METRO's busiest and one of its largest service areas in the city. Read More

Former Collegiate Track Star Ron Broadnax Enjoys Patrol

Officer Ron Broadnax is the newest member of Westchase District Patrol.

Ofc. Ron Broadnax is one of the newest members of Westchase District Patrol, joining the District five months ago. If you have been out on the expansive Westchase District Trail System, you have likely crossed paths with him and his partner, Ofc. Zhen Wang, on patrol bikes.

"The trails are an excellent way to cover the District because you can get to anywhere fast," said Broadnax. In fact, Broadnax knows about speed and agility. He was recruited on a track scholarship out of high school in Seguin to attend the University of Houston. He stayed in the city following graduation where he was hired for his first job working for Velocity Sports Performance, training younger athletes how to condition and maximize their bodies for high level of competition. Read More

Are You Hiring? Register Your Company for 
District F Career Fair, Aug. 14

The Office of District F Council Member Tiffany D. Thomas is hosting a Career Fair on Saturday, Aug. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Career Fair will be held at the Alief ISD Center for Advanced Careers on 12160 Richmond Avenue. The Career Fair's purpose is to help people get jobs.

Employers and companies who are hiring for open positions are encouraged to register for the Career Fair by contacting Cherrelle Duncan, Chief of Staff, Office of Council Member Tiffany D. Thomas, District F via email.  

A resume workshop on how to write cover letters and develop resumes will be held offsite in advance of the fair. The workshop will be offered to individuals seeking employment opportunities who register for the Career Fair.

 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)

Erbe Ranch Has the Meats, and More!

Lean in: Customers love the lean, bold flavor of grass-fed beef. Erbe Ranch also brings pasture-raised pork and poultry to the market each week.

Farmer Brian Findeisen is sick of the rain. If the heavy spring rains have left your back yard overly wet and your SUV dirty inside and out, consider this: Findeisen got his 4-wheel drive truck stuck in the mud at his Austin County ranch and had to take extra special care of his week-old chicks so they don't drown. His ranch has received about an inch of rain every day for weeks. Every rancher needs rain, but for Erbe Ranch, this is excessive.

Erbe Ranch has been in Findeisen's family since 1881. Brian's father still operates a big section of the land, while Brian has about 150 acres of pasture. There are two springs on the property and Brian aims to manage the land responsibly for the next generation - his two sons. Brian has 55 head of cattle, six breeding hogs, more than 150 young pigs, 150 laying hens and 200 broilers (meat birds.) Read More


Jump Start Your Morning with Rise and Grind Networking

Make the most of your morning by attending Rise and Grind which returns to Cantina Laredo on July 21 from 7 - 8:30 a.m.

The Houston West Chamber of Commerce has the event to get you refreshed and re-energized to breakout of your midweek. Rise and Grind - returns on Wednesday, July 21 from 7 - 8:30 a.m. at Cantina Laredo, 11129 Westheimer Rd. Join in person for West Houston's best networking event. Open to members and prospective members, Rise and Grind helps you make great connections with open networking and break out sessions designed to enhance business development. July's event features Brian Cendron, of Nocserv, and Lydia Navo, of ActionCoach business coaching. For more information, visit here

Quillian Makes Pool Fun When the Sun Goes Down

After a day of fun in the sun, how about a swim when it's dim? Take a dip at night at the Quillian Center pool during Twilight Tuesdays every Tuesday until the end of July. The pool's evening hours for Twilight Tuesdays are from 6 - 9 p.m. Cost is $6.50 per person. For more information, call 713-781-9195.  

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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