New Landscape Discoveries at Trailside Park

Texas sage brings spring color to Trailside Park bed.
Are you ready to put some spring in your trail step?
Trailside Park is, as a gradual change in season brings a new fence and spruced up landscaping! 

Pedestrians and bicyclists can explore new plantings of bald cypress trees.  Also, look for compact Texas sage, variegated Dianella, salvia mystic spires, and white trailing lantana. 

Along the new fence, there's galvanized wire in an "X" pattern for planted honey suckle to cling and wrap.  Sod was added to a large mulch area to deal with rainwater run off. 

Walk, hike, bike and enjoy new plantings at Trailside Park!

Workers install wire for honey suckle plants on newly constructed fence.

'A Great Decision' - Leading Industry CEO Describes Company Headquarters in Westchase District

In the four years since Phillips 66 placed its future in Westchase District by establishing headquarters at 2331 CityWest Boulevard, CEO Greg Garland couldn't be happier. 

"We choose to call Houston, Texas and Westchase our home," said Garland.

"A lot of thought went into that. Westchase was a great location for us and our employees. We love Westchase. It was a great decision," said Garland speaking before a large audience at the Westchase Today & Tomorrow commercial real estate forum on February 12. In a related story, the Houston Chronicle wrote about the District's major upcoming investments which were unveiled at the forum following Garland's address.

As part of the forum, two separate panels provided engaging insights on the District's office/corporate space and multi-family and retail amenities.


Calling all Superheroes: West Houston Assistance Ministries Spring Dash is May 9, Registration Opens

Suit up in your favorite superhero costume for a fun run. West Houston Assistance Ministries (WHAM) second annual Spring Dash 5K/1K is on May 9, at 7:30 am, at the Westchase Park & Ride, 11050 Harwin Dr. 

Channel your Wonder Woman, Iron Man or Captain America prowess to help WHAM fight poverty and hunger. You won't need superhuman powers to participate. Instead of battling villains, you can run to make a difference in the lives of others in this timed, fun run/walk. Sponsorships range from $500 to $7,500.

The Spring Dash will feature sponsor booths, a moonwalk, snow cones, face painting, raffle prizes, and more! Kids and pets are welcome. Take advantage of WHAM's Early Bird Special of $30 for the 5K and $20 for the 1K by registering now through March 15. Whether you are interested in an individual registration or doing something truly super by sponsoring the event, click here to get started


  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)


Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are simple, classic favorites that fill lunch boxes, from school children to adults.

ABJ Farms, a new vendor at the Farmers Market, is pumping up the jam with fruity spreads for America's beloved sandwich meal and much more. 

After a long career at one of the world's best-known brands, ABJ Farm's Jay Hiebert returned to his Texas childhood roots to harvest wild grapes and berries.


Sacred Heart Coffee Opens in Grace Presbyterian Church

The public is invited to grab some morning brew in the Grace Presbyterian Church Welcome Center.
Something brewing at Grace Presbyterian Church has coffee lovers rejoicing. That's because Sacred Heart Coffee is now open for business inside Grace's Welcome Center  at 10221 Ella Lee Lane. 

Open to the public, the café operates Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Upon entering the Welcome Center, patrons will find a warm ambiance of tables, chairs and sofas that provide a relaxing and inviting place for coffee. Sacred Heart Coffee's menu features Americano, latte, drip brew, hot chocolate, cappuccino, drinks, teas and mocha with occasional pastries and treats.

An official grand opening takes place on March 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Grace. Festivities include  Foreign Policy Food Truck  serving international fusion food and Mister Softee Ice Cream Truck.


City of Houston Council Member Tiffany  Thomas Hosts Meetings in Westchase on Feb. 20 & March 26

Council Member Thomas Hosts Two Events in Westchase District
Tiffany D. Thomas, Houston City Council Member, District F will be hosting a Census 2020 Town Hall meeting and Community Input Meeting in Westchase District.
Council Member Thomas' Census 2020 Town Hall Meeting is tomorrow night, Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. The meeting will be at First United Methodist Church (Hinson Chapel) on 10570 Westpark Dr. Invited partners include US Census Bureau, Harris County, Mi Familia Vota, Houston Urban League, Alief Community Association, Alief ISD Family Outreach, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Chinese Community Center, and Nigerian-American Multicultural Council. The town hall is centered on Census 2020 to provide accurate information and to answer any questions that residents may have about the Census. The importance of an accurate count will be a discussion topic.

On March 26, Council Member Thomas will host the first in a series of community meetings to discuss the FY21 budget, proposals for Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) and Council District Service Fund (CDSF) projects and gather general community input. 
A CIP project is large in scope and cost such as road paving and lane widening. These projects take the City 4-5 years to complete and are funded by the City budget. A CDSF project is an annual fund that each Council District receives to allocate towards projects that are smaller in scope and cost such as vacant lot mowing, sidewalk repair (usually the responsibility of property owners, but constituents can make a request to Council Member Thomas' office to have Council District pay for the repair using CDSF), and speed cushions.

The Community Input Meeting will be held as part of the Super Neighborhood 25 Meeting for Alief/Westchase on Thursday, March 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the Robinson Westchase at 3223 Wilcrest Dr.


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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