New Murals Adorn Culverts Along Trail at Walnut Bend

Local artist Reginald Adams recently completed two vibrant murals along the District's trail system. The murals are located on both sides of the box culvert on Walnut Bend Lane, where Walnut Bend spans a Harris County flood control channel (between Meadowglen Lane and Richmond Avenue). The District's Library Loop Trail follows along the channel.


The east side of the culvert (top) features colorful marine life while the west side (bottom) is decorated with lush plants. Adams has plans to paint one more culvert, at the eastern end of the trail at Rogerdale Road, before year's end. Adams' other work in Westchase District includes mosaics along the trail system near Harwin Park and the mural on the eastern wall of Westchase Auto Repair at 10611 Westheimer Road. In 2018, the District has commissioned seven public art installations throughout the area, and four more murals are planned for 2019.



District Retailers Happy to Handle Your Holiday Shipping

The rush is on to get those holiday gifts in the right hands at the right time. Fortunately, Westchase District has you covered with a range of packing experts to rival Santa's elves.

Bob Siegrist (pictured left) at the UPS Store, 11152 Westheimer (at Wilcrest), reminds customers that to ensure delivery on or before Monday, December 24, 2018 they need to ship their items:
  • by Tuesday, Dec. 18 for UPS 3 Day Select
  • by Thursday, Dec. 20 for UPS 2nd Day Air
  • by Friday, Dec. 21 for UPS Next Day Air
Siegrist also owns the adjoining Gift Store. Through Dec. 31, he's offering 30 percent off everything in the shop, including: greeting cards; Christian-themed gifts; gourmet candy; wine gifts and Lindsay Phillips footwear. Need a unique gift? Call him at 713-781-0009.

The brand new 
FedEx Office Print & Ship Center  at 10550 Westheimer Road, Suite 200 (at Rogerdale, next to Panera Bread Co.) will be open on Christmas Eve from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., with the last drop-off for FedEx Express and FedEx Ground at 4 p.m. 

Worried about airline weight restrictions? The center's packing pros can help you pack specialty items like luggage and golf clubs and ship them to meet you at your destination. Call them at 713-781-8338

An authorized UPS and FedEx shipping outlet, Postal + Copy Center, 9668 Westheimer Road (at Gessner, in Woodlake Square, across from Randalls), offers everything from office supplies to mailbox rentals to passport photos. The store's motto: "We ship with care. We ship anywhere." Call them at 713-532-7771 for details.

And, of course, there's always the Debora Sue Schatz U.S. Post Office at 2909 Rogerdale Road. The USPS is the only organization in the country to regularly deliver to more than 157 million residential and business addresses in the United States, its territories, and its military bases. So what are you waiting for? Start wrapping your gifts!

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Now Open at Hayes Road

Holiday Inn Express

The Holiday Inn Express & Suites recently opened its doors to guests at 11303 Westheimer Road (at Hayes Road).

Located across the street from Houston Community College's West Houston Institute, the six-story, 127-unit hotel features an underground parking garage, a 24-hour fitness center, outdoor pool and free breakfast. In-room amenities include a mini refrigerator, coffee maker and microwave. For reservations, call 346-229-1000.

  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 Vendors Have Your Gifts Ready

One of the best parts of holiday shopping is the shopping experience itself. "The farmers market is the perfect place to spend time out with family and to experience festive decorations and displays, holiday sounds and smells, and - maybe best of all - Christmas sales and deals," said John Carey market manager. From meats and sides to snacks and desserts, you'll find most of the fixin's for your holiday celebrations at the market.

"We'll have Santa Claus himself at the market for free photo opportunities on Thursday, Dec. 13, and we'll be open for business on both December 20 and 27, so you can count on us for your last-minute gifts," Carey added. "You'll feel good knowing that you're supporting the local economy and you'll feel even better about your gift selections."

 

It's Santa, Baby! Jolly ol' St. Nick himself will be at the market from 3 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 13 for free photo opportunities and to hear your wish lists.

Donate Food to WHAM by This Friday, December 7

West Houston Assistance Ministries is collecting food items to help families in need this holiday season. Please consider donating non-perishable food items to WHAM's food pantry. Items particularly needed include:
  • Boxed mashed potatoes
  • Broth
  • Cake mix
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned vegetables
  • Frosting
  • Gravy mix
  • Pumpkin and pie fillings
  • Stuffing mix
  • Gift cards to H-E-B, Kroger or WalMart
WHAM will begin delivering Christmas boxes on Monday, Dec. 17, so please donate by this Friday, Dec. 7. Westchase District is fortunate to be surrounded by many good neighbors - both individuals and companies - who are making a positive impact in the community. Thank you for your generosity and support of our community.


Winter Issue of Westchase Today Headed Your Way

Westchase Today - Winter 2018
In this issue:
  • Emerson doubles its presence in the District
  • New Board Member Anthony Blunsen
  • Gift guide for holiday shopping at Westchase District Farmers Market
  • A look back through the archives at 20 years of Westchase Today
  • Daiso Japanese discount store
  • Meet Sergeant Brandon Dorris
  • New public safety signage
  • Neighborhood News
  • Plus much more!



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