Bellaire - Meyerland - West University

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4:36 PM May 24, 2022 CDT

West University Place completes Virtual Gate security system project

On May 23, West University Place City Council unanimously approved the final acceptance of the Virtual Gate Project, a $4.5 million security camera and license plate recognition system that has been installed around the city.


Houston’s final redistricting town hall set for May 25

The town hall meeting will be on Microsoft teams and will give Houstonians a chance to give input before a redistricting draft is made.


Memorial Hermann names new vice president, chief nursing executive

Memorial Hermann Health System named Bryan Sisk as its new senior vice president and chief nursing executive, officials announced in a May 23 news release.



Here are the Houston-area election candidates in May 24 primary runoffs

Ahead of primary runoff election day May 24, here are the Houston-area candidates contesting nominations that Community Impact Newspaper will cover.


Harris County elections administrator anticipates primary runoff results to be delayed until May 25

The Harris County Republican Party has opted out of Harris County's election night drop-off program, according to a May 20 news release from the Harris County Elections Administrator's Office.


HOLIDAY: 6 events to honor Memorial Day in Greater Houston area

May 30 is Memorial Day, a federal holiday that serves as a way to mourn people who have died while serving in the United States armed forces.


BrightStar Care launches home care agency in downtown Houston

The home care agency will cater to many Houston neighborhoods, including Texas Medical Center, River Oaks, Greater Heights and West University Place.



Houston launches guaranteed income pilot program to help impoverished residents

Some Houstonians in need may be eligible to apply for an income pilot program.


Expert offers tips for parents amid nationwide baby formula shortage

Although a light at the end of the tunnel many now be in sight for many parents, officials said it may take as long as six to eight more weeks before shelves are restocked.


Interactive art museum Meow Wolf to open Houston location in 2024

The 2024 opening of the Houston location is expected to spur tourism and additional investments.


Bellaire City Council approves wage increase for municipal employees

On May 16, the Bellaire City Council approved a midyear wage increase for some part-time and full-time city employees to address high turnover rates across departments.



26 events to attend in the Houston area this weekend, May 20-22

Looking for something to do in the Houston area this weekend? Check out this weekend's guide!  


New industrial park to be constructed at former site of Houston Sportsplex

Real estate developer Jackson-Shaw announced a 43-acre industrial park, south of the Willow Waterhole Greenway, at the former site of Houston Sportsplex, which closed in late 2021.


US Department of Housing and Urban Development letter gives Texas 10 days to fix Hurricane Harvey funding discrimination

According to previous federal findings, the Texas General Land Office discriminated against people of color in its Hurricane Harvey recovery plan.


Houston passes ordinances to combat opioid epidemic with grant funding

The coronavirus pandemic exacerbated the use of opioids and other recreational drugs. Now Houston is combating the issue.



Harris County commissioners approve $53M for countywide trailway projects

Most of the planned trails will be placed adjacent to existing toll roads, providing access to existing parks, public transit hubs, schools and neighborhoods.


Houston metro projected to fully recover jobs lost in pandemic, avoid recession in 2022

Patrick Jankowski from the Greater Houston Partnership provided an update on the economic status of the Houston metro and provided insight into recent claims of impending recession.


Ahead of summer, regulators stress confidence in Texas power grid to meet record demand forecast

Regulators provided an update on grid operations following a weekend notice asking Texans to conserve their power usage.


Dick's Sporting Goods now open in Meyerland Plaza

Sports and fitness chain Dick's Sporting Goods opened in Meyerland on May 13.



New Jewish community center swimming pool to open May 22 in Meyerland

As work continues on a $50 million renovation project at the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center in Meyerland, officials have announced May 22 as the planned opening date for a new swimming pool at the site.


Loro Asian Smokehouse & Bar announces plans for new location on Kirby Drive

Hai Hospitality is preparing to open a new Loro Asian Smokehouse & Bar at 5333 Kirby Drive, Houston, north of Rice Village.