KPRC Traffic Reporter Anavid Reyes Rides the New Bike Lanes

From left: KPRC's Anavid Reyes rode the newly completed Deerwood Drive two-way bike lane with Westchase District VP of Projects Irma Sanchez.

Westchase District was excited to host KPRC traffic expert and What's Driving Houston reporter Anavid Reyes. Westchase District Vice President of Projects Irma Sanchez met Reyes at the Terry Hershey Trail and then took her to the newly completed two-way bike lane on Deerwood Drive. Reyes, who follows the District's work via Twitter and YouTube, came to develop a story about recently completed District projects, including the Deerwood Drive bike path that connects to the Terry Hershey Trail, and the District's reconstruction of Walnut Bend Lane which is scheduled for completion this summer.  

Say 'Hi' to Officer Wang When You Seem Him on the Trail

From left, Officer Zhen Wang with Westchase District Patrol partner R.K. Broadnax.

Riding an average of 25 miles a day, HPD bike officer Zhen Wang knows the Westchase District area. "It's different than being in a patrol vehicle," said Wang, a nine-year veteran of the Westchase District Patrol. "When you are on a bike you ride past people on the trail and on the streets. It makes my day when people say hello and wave. We love smiles too."

After Wang puts miles on the bike, he is happy that Bike Barn is in the District to service his team's bikes annually. "It's convenient and great place for us to go to keep our bikes ready. The staff know us and provide great service." Read More

Quillian Center Readies for Summer Camp

Camp Quillian means a summer of fun for many area youth.

In Texas, the first week of May means the last month of school. That's when parents of school-age children are finalizing their summer plans and the team at Quillian Center is ramping up to provide another summer of epic programming for those same children. For 60 years, Quillian Center's summer day camps have provided outstanding programming to kids from throughout west Houston.

Campers can always count on swimming, athletic activities, counselor challenges, arts and crafts and more. The Quillian team adds new activities every summer to keep the experience fresh for returning campers. Read More

 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)

Pick Up Something for Mother's Day at the Market

Clockwise from left: Jams and jelly from ABJ Farms, mini cakes from Uptown Bakes, naturally sweet agave from Dr. Lucy's Optimum Wellness Lifestyle Club and Lakonia's fine olive oil all make a great gift for mom.

Mother's Day is this Sunday, May 9. The farmers market has everything you need to get creative with a gift for mom. Give mom a break from the kitchen by treating her to something special. After all, she taught you all of her recipes, including her cooking techniques in the kitchen. So now it's time for you to return the favor with a specially prepared meal. 

The market has all of the ingredients you need -- from PEAS Farms' fresh produce to spices, sauces, grass-fed beef and chicken from Erbe Ranch, to fun spirits like wine from Houston Winery. Sweet treats as sweet as mom make a great add-on to flowers and a card. Fill her gift basket with cupcakes and baked goods from exquisite pastry chefs who also cater delicious fare. My Lola Bakery, JJ Sweets Delights and Uptown Bakes will more than satisfy any of mom's and the family's dessert cravings. Is mom into the finest oils and honey? Having Lakonia Imports and Pure Texas Honey products in the kitchen cabinet or on the counter place more high quality ingredients at her finger tips. 


First Methodist Houston Hosts Blood Drive
on May 16

Donations for blood continue to be more important than ever. You can do your part on Sunday, May 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at First Methodist Houston's West Campus. In partnership with the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center, FMH West Campus - Connection Point is where donors can participate in the blood drive. 

While no walk-up donors will be allowed, you can schedule an appointment to donate. Appointments are spaced 15 minutes apart to allow for social distancing and sanitization between appointments. To sign up, click here. FMH West Campus is located at 10570 Westpark Drive. The Blood Drive will be held in the Connection Point/Prayer Room. 

Area Favorite Rio Ranch Reopens for Breakfast

A local favorite, Rio Ranch at 9999 Westheimer Road, has reopened its doors for breakfast.
Rio Ranch plans to resume full dining operations in the near future. For more information, contact Rio Ranch at 713-952-5000.

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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