Bellaire - Meyerland - West University

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12:40 PM Jul 15, 2022 CDT

NASA launches new partnership with The Ion, Rice University

NASA continues to seek to build a private sector skilled workforce across the Houston area to support the development of space technologies.


Houston Restaurant Weeks set to kick off Aug. 1

One of the most anticipated times for Houston foodies is just around the corner.


New Rice University president answers questions about his role, school's future

On July 1, Reginald DesRoches became Rice University’s eighth president.



TxDOT adds $150M in funding for rural, urban public transportation

The funding is meant to make public transportation safer and more reliable.


Amid lawsuit to Union Pacific Corp., Houston Health Department finds more pollutants in Kashmere Gardens

In the past, Union Pacific Corp. has been linked to alleged "cancer clusters" and "contamination" in the area.


San Jacinto Regional Flood Planning Group approves draft plan for state water board submittal

The regional flood planning group has developed a draft plan mandated by the state Legislature to plan flood mitigation.


14 events happening in the Houston area this weekend, July 15-17

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



Harris County attorney hosts two-week legal education program for high schoolers

Twenty students from across Harris County are getting paid to learn about and engage with legal professionals.


Houston Association of Realtors: Property sales decline in June

Year-over-year total property sales fell by over 9% in the Houston area for June, according to the Houston Association of Realtors’ July 13 Multiple Listing Service report.


City of Houston continues redistricting process with reveal of potential new boundaries

Public feedback for the proposed redistricting draft plans will continue until July 20. Houstonians are encouraged to create their own maps.


ERCOT asks Texans to conserve energy for second time in 3 days

Texans successfully reduced their energy use by nearly 500 megawatts at the beginning of ERCOT's previous conservation appeal, which was issued July 11.



HCC opens new cybersecurity center at West Loop campus

Officials with the Houston Community College system opened the Security Operations Center, a simulated training lab, at the system's West Loop campus on June 24.


Service-minded Texans to be honored with 2023 Governor’s Volunteer Awards

The 39th annual awards will highlight Texans who have given back to their communities. Nominations are due August 10.


City of Bellaire hires new city manager following two-year search

The Bellaire City Council unanimously approved the appointment of Sharon Citino as the new city manager on July 11, following a nearly two-year office vacancy.


Symphony and Shakespeare: See what events are planned for Miller Outdoor Theatre in July, August

All performances are free at the Miller Outdoor Theatre, located at 6000 Hermann Park Drive, Houston.



Mayor Sylvester Turner expands One Safe Houston initiative with Gun Buyback program

The event will be held July 30 at 3826 Wheeler Ave., Houston. More details for the program will be announced July 18.


Kelsey Seybold Clinic launches new mobile health program for Greater Houston area

People across the Greater Houston area could soon see the new Kelsey Seybold Clinic mobile unit traveling across the city.


10 businesses, renovations coming to the Bellaire, Meyerland, West University area

Curious as to what new businesses and renovations are underway or coming to Bellaire, Meyerland and West University?


STAAR results show statewide recovery after COVID-19 undermines education

Texas students improved from 2021 in all STAAR subjects but are still regaining ground lost due to the pandemic in math.



Solar energy specialist answers common questions about solar panels

Gage Mueller, a solar energy specialist at ADT Solar, has experience in the solar industry as both a customer and a service provider.


Minority-, women-owned businesses awarded greater share of Harris County contracts

A county program has led to a 119% increase in contract dollars awarded to women- and minority-owned businesses since the county’s 2020 disparity study.


Chef at Hu’s Cooking creates new meals from traditional Chinese flavors

John Hu worked as an architect in the Houston area for more than 20 years.