Sneed Dog Park Grand Opening Festivities Rescheduled for this Saturday, February 27

With the Winter Storm blackout behind us, four-legged friends with their best friends will be ready to go this Saturday for Sneed Dog Park's Grand Opening to be held from 10 a.m. to noon.

Westchase District Board Chair Harry Greenblatt will preside over the festivities which include a ribbon cutting, doggy tricks and doggy costume contest.

The festivities will also include coupons for a complimentary rabies vaccination and nail trimming with appointments at Petco on 10911 Westheimer Road in Westchase Shopping Center, a prize giveaway from pet expert Blair Johnson of Blair Johnson Wellness as well as Zoes Kitchen, and an appearance by Houston Humane Society mascots Roo and Lizzie.

Attendees can learn how to adopt animals from the Houston Humane Society's Ashley Aleman. Photographer Monee Fly will be taking stationary photos of pets and families. The photos will be available on Westchase District's Facebook page. Sneed Dog Park is located on Pagewood Lane next to Sneed Elementary School's playground. 

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center Hosts March Donation Drives in Westchase District
The Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center has appointments available at Grace Presbyterian Church and three other District locations in March.

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center is a local non-profit blood bank that supports more than 170 hospitals and health care facilities in the Texas Gulf Coast region. To meet the needs of the area community, The Blood Center must collect about 800 - 1,000 donations every day. In the midst of COVID, the need for blood donations is greater than usual.

Moreover, the Blood Center has a large need for convalescent plasma, or plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients. That plasma is being called "liquid gold" as it is then being transfused into the current COVID patients battling the virus and aiding in their recover. Convalescent plasma is collected at its mobile drives.

Anyone who may be interested in donating that liquid gold is asked to contact Victoria Tidwell of the Gulfcoast Regional Blood Center. The Blood Center is continuing to offer the free COVID-19 antibody test for donors that come out to the blood drives.

The Blood Center is partnering with community organizations to host blood drives in the Westchase District area through March. Appointments can be made by clicking on the below links: 

Wednesday, March 3
8 - 11 a.m.
CityWest Place: 2101 CityWest Blvd
Friday, March 5
9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Grace Presbyterian Church: 10221 Ella Lee Lane
Thursday, March 11
8 - 11:30 a.m.
BriarLake Plaza: 2000 W Sam Houston Pkwy S.
Friday, March 19
9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Blink Fitness: 11145 Westheimer Road

Houston-Galveston Area Council Presents District with Parks and Natural Areas Awards

Westchase District is pleased to announce that multiple projects were selected for recognition in the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) annual Parks and Natural Areas Award Program.

Westchase District received Honorable Mention Award for Trailside Park in the Projects On-the-Ground category under $500,000. The District also received Special Recognition Awards in the Planning Process category for Wilcrest Park and Woodchase Park.

H-GAC established the Parks and Natural Areas awards program in 2006 to highlight best practices and innovative approaches to parks planning and implementation. H-GAC honors projects in the categories of Projects Over $500,000, Projects Under $500,000, Planning Process, and Policy Tools. 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)

Farmers Market Gets Nutty - World Famous Mr. Peanut Is Coming With His Touring NUTmobile

Mr. Peanut is touring the country and his NUTMobile will be hard to miss when it pulls up to the Westchase District Farmers Market tomorrow.

Mr. Peanut has been the official personality and international image for Planters since 1916. In a nutshell, he has had vehicles worthy of attention dating back to 1935. In 1999, Mr. Peanut drove a Hot Rod, a 25-foot-long peanut-shaped vehicle that made appearances at NASCAR races. He introduced a new ride when the Planters NUTmobile debuted in 2002 at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Since then, Mr. Peanut's fleet has expanded to three vehicles, 26-foot long fiberglass peanuts on wheels that feature smart technology, GPS navigational systems and a customized interior. Each of the NUTmobiles travels around the country and the

Farmers Market is a tour stop for a team traveling in the Southeast/Southwest region. Farmers market manager John Carey is ecstatic about the NUTmobile coming to the market. "Peanuts are actually legumes and that means they are actually vegetables," said Carey. 

The NUTMobile will offer market goers honey roasted peanuts, salted peanuts, cashews, and Mr. Peanut Stickers (for free!). Perhaps the world's most famous nut, Mr. Peanut himself is planned to make an appearance. 


Bike Lanes Painted on Deerwood, Enhance Terry Hershey Trail Connectivity to Westchase District Trail System

Westchase District's work to connect Buffalo Bayou and Brays Bayou is a path closer. Crews recently began painting bike lanes.

Bicyclists coming off of the Terry Hershey Trail towards Briar Forest Road can pick up the lanes at Deerwood Drive. Pedestrians and bicyclists will also notice wider sidewalks.

The sidewalk connecting Deerwood Drive to the Terry Hershey Trail along the west side of the Beltway 8 frontage road is being replaced and rebuilt.

The current 4-foot wide sidewalk is being replaced with an 8-foot wide concrete meandering path that will connect to the accessway to the Terry Hershey Trail.

First Methodist Houston Needs Volunteers for Food Drive Distribution on Saturday, Feb. 27

First Methodist Houston has resumed its food distribution. Located at 10570 Westpark Drive, First Methodist Houston has announced once-a-month distribution dates including this Saturday's distribution at 8 a.m. on February 27. Helping those who need food has taken on a greater urgency since last week's winter storm outage created a strain on Houston's food supply chain. As always, volunteers are needed. Volunteers interested in helping can sign up

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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