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Back to School Safety

August 20, 2015 • Continue Reading »

School-BusWith the first day of school approaching, there are many safety concerns parents and the students should keep in mind and be aware of, including the need for vaccinations, obeying school zones and yielding to buses, security at the schools, bicycle safety, after school safety and strangers.

Now Open: Cool Stop Ice Cream

August 19, 2015 • Continue Reading »


Westbury: WAIC Board Meeting & Westbury SuperNeighborhood #37 Meeting

August 19, 2015 • Continue Reading »

Westbury Area Improvement Corporation (WAIC) Board Meeting & Westbury SuperNeighborhood #37 Monthly Meeting

Salem Evangelical Lutheran – Conference Room in the Fellowship Hall
4930 W Bellfort, Houston, TX 77035
August 19, 2015 at 8:30 AM

Call to Order & Welcome

Officer Reports:
Treasurer Report
Meeting Minutes – May and June

Discussion Topics:
• School Updates
• Upcoming Mayoral Debate we are co-hosting
• Commercial Updates

WAIC Project Updates or Committee Reports:
• Donor Recognition Plaque at Westbury Park
• Master Plan for Westbury Community Garden

Announcements from Community Partners – around the table


Upcoming Meetings / Save the Date:
Sept 08 – SWH2000 BiMonthly Breakfast featuring the Chancellor of HCC
Sept 16 –WAIC monthly meeting
Sept 16 – Annual meeting of the Westbury Civic Club
Sept 17 –SWHouston2000 monthly meeting
Sept 29 – Mayoral Debate and Candidate Forum for southwest Super Neighborhoods (Braeswood, Brays Oaks, Westbury, Central/Southwest, and Ft. Bend County) at 7 PM at Riceville Mt. Olive Baptist on S. Gessner. Meet & Greet prior.

Plan Houston

August 17, 2015 • Continue Reading »

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Houston Planning Commission to hold a public hearing on Plan Houston

Houston is adopting its first general plan known as Plan Houston. Plan Houston describes a vision for Houston’s future and identifies the policies, plans, and programs that represent the City’s strategies for achieving that vision. Visit the website at for more information.

This plan is the result of significant public input – many Houstonians contributed their thoughts and ideas about Houston’s future. There is still time for you to join the conversation. We want to hear from you!

Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Plan Houston:

August 20, 2015
2:30 p.m.
City Council Annex Chambers
900 Bagby

Even if you can’t attend the public hearing, we want your ideas. You can send comments to


Mapping Coordination Tool

Plan Houston will also feature a mapping coordination tool. This tool will enable citizens, community groups, government agencies, or developers to see what has been planned for a certain area of town. Having access to these plans will improve coordination, and enhance the ability for these groups to work together to achieve local goals. that allows you to look at what existing plans may be in effect in your area.




Citizen Advisory Council Meeting, Aug. 18

August 16, 2015 • Continue Reading »


Mini Mural Takeover

August 2, 2015 • Continue Reading »

by Brandon Zech, Glasstire

If you have been in Houston recently, you may have noticed that a number of utility boxes have been turned into small murals. This new project, quite appropriately named Mini Murals, is sponsored by UP Art Studio.

By partnering with the City of Houston, UP Art Studio has managed to curate a selection of murals that reaches a large portion of Houstonians. The pilot phase of this project has focused on locations in Southwest Houston and encompasses many utility boxes that are outside of the 610 Loop. This allows many artists who are well-known in the inner loop of Houston (such as Dual and Wiley) to have their work in a broader context.

Read more at the Glasstire

Take a look at the completed Mini Murals in Brays Oaks

July 29, 2015 • Continue Reading »

UP Art Studio - Mini Murals - Brays Oaks-feature

Download this PDF with pictures, locations, and the name of the artist of the completed Mini Murals in Brays Oaks Management District. Visit for more information about the project.

Local Veterans Team up with Home Depot to Help Build New Food Pantry at Bee Busy Wellness Center

July 29, 2015 • Continue Reading »

What: Veterans & Home Depot volunteers Build-out Food Pantry

When: 1:00pm-3:30pm | Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Where: 8785 West Bellfort, Houston, TX 77031(Brays Oaks)

Who: Bee Busy Wellness Center, Home Depot, Jenitar Construction will be available for interviews.

Bee Busy Wellness Center recently was awarded in-kind donations of supplies and materials from Home Depot. The donations allows volunteers to make much-needed improvements and upgrades to the primary building. Bee Busy Wellness Center plans on changing lives in communities across greater Houston. By working with the most effective partners, we are able to put our resources behind efforts that work to reach more children.

Since its formation in 2002, The Home Depot Foundation has granted more than $270 million to nonprofit organizations improving homes and lives in local communities. To learn more and see our associates in action, visit, follow us on Twitter @homedepotfdn, and like us on Facebook at

From eyesore to eye candy: Mini mural project turns unsightly traffic control boxes into works of art

July 29, 2015 • Continue Reading »

by Marcy de Luna, Culture Map Houston

Taking art outside the gallery, Mini Mural: Beyond the Box is painting the town’s drab streetscapes Technicolor with traffic-stopping visuals. The project, a collaboration between UP Art Studio and 13 local artists, aims to transform unsightly traffic signal control casings into head-turning public art.

Artwork from the pilot phase of the low-cost, high-visual venture began cropping up in June with new installations hitting the streets through September 19.

Read more at Culture Map Houston…

Changes are coming to the local bus route system on Aug. 16

July 28, 2015 • Continue Reading »

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Take the new network out for a test drive – ride free August 16-22.