Westheimer Streetcape Improvements Coming in 2020

This rendering shows some of the streetscape improvements planned for the Westheimer/Gessner intersection.

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has awarded the contract for the Westheimer streetscapes project to Harper Brothers Construction, the same firm that is currently rebuilding Walnut Bend Lane.

The $12.7 million project will make back-of-curb improvements to the roadway, including replacing all traffic signal span wires with mast arms. Improved sidewalks, pedestrian lighting, enhanced landscaping and bus shelters will create a more pedestrian-friendly experience, while also improving access to retailers. More than 70,000 vehicles travel Westheimer Road everyday.

The project is funded by the Westchase District's 380 agreement with the City of Houston and a Federal Highway Administration grant. Construction will begin in January and is expected to take 18 months. TxDOT will oversee construction.

Grace Church Celebrates Five Decades in Westchase

Grace Presbyterian Church will celebrate its 50th anniversary at a special combined worship service on Sunday, December 8th at 10 am. All members and guests will also enjoy lunch in the church's newly-remodeled Massey-Tucker Hall following the service.

The congregation that became Grace Presbyterian Church met for the first time on the first Sunday in December 1969 at Walnut Bend Elementary School. For three years, weekly activities were held offsite until the completion and dedication of the gymnasium, fellowship hall and education building in March 1972. Later the Founders Chapel and sanctuary were built to accommodate the growing congregation.

In the next fifty years, Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Trey Little, would like Grace Presbyterian Church to be known as "so much more than a nice building in the Westchase District. I'd like Grace to be remembered as a group of courageous people authentically partnering with Jesus to build His kingdom in Houston and beyond," said Little.

You're Invited: Free, Community Events Offer Fun for All

Two upcoming events offer Westchase District residents, families and working professionals the opportunity to enjoy some community fun. THIS WEEKEND, the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia will host its annual Indonesian Festival. Featuring cooking demonstrations, a fashion show, traditional music and dance, all guests will enjoy a fabulous display of Indonesian culture. The event is Saturday, December 7 from 11 am to 5 pm at 10900 Richmond Avenue.

NEXT WEEKEND, West Houston Christian Center will host its Big Outdoor Christmas Bash. Beginning at 12 pm on Saturday, December 14, guests will enjoy a host of Christmas-themed activities and fun. WHCC is located at 11300 Wilcrest Green Drive.

  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)

Only 3 Markets 'til Christmas 

December 5, December 12 and December 19 are your last opportunities to shop for holidays gifts and treats at the Westchase District Farmers Market. 

"The market always experiences a boost during the holidays," said market manager John Carey. "You can pick up farm-raised meat from Katerra Exotics or Erbe Ranch, plus all the vegetables for your holiday meals are available from PEAS Farm. Everyone wants tamales at Christmas and we have that covered too, thanks to Tamales Mama Belen."

Gift ideas: Mark Mayers creates a new original jewelry piece while he works our Thursday market.

Everything's Turning Sunny Side Up in Westchase

Eggcellence Cafe has opened in Westchase District, bringing a new breakfast dining experience to the area. Their elaborate breakfast menu features everything from cage-free eggs cooked almost any way to biscuits & gravy, Creole shrimp & grits, plus pancakes, waffles, French toast and crepes. The lunch menu includes sandwiches, salads and signature entrees like chicken or lamb kabobs, fettucini alfredo and grilled white fish.

Eggcellence is located in the Carillon Shopping Center, 10001 Westheimer. They're open Sunday - Thursday 6:30 am to 3 pm and Friday and Saturday from 6:30 am to 4 pm.

Winter Issue of Westchase Today Headed Your Way

In this issue:
  • Walnut Bend improvements address drainage concerns
  • Meet Steve West, the newest member of our Board of Directors
  • Westchase District Farmers Market tops sales rankings
  • New charter schools open in Westchase
  • Houston's first-ever vegan Mexican food restaurant opens in Westchase
  • Grace Presbyterian Church celebrates its 50th anniversary
  • Geolog Americas and Omni Intercommunications grow their operations in Westchase
  • Meet Ofc. DeAndre Hutchison with the Westchase District Patrol
  • Two new parks are coming to Westchase District
  • Plus, much more!
Can't wait for your print copy? View the latest issue, plus past issues, online now.

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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