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April 29, 2016

Worsening forecast causes cancellation of Bellaire recycling drop off

Concerned about weather forecasts that could mean street flooding on Saturday, Bellaire officials have canceled the drive-thru dropoff of recyclables. It will be up to individual households whether they want to participate in the Citywide Garage Sale, also set for Saturday, which is a separate event. Officials said they will attempt to reschedule the dropoff. The […]

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April 28, 2016

Bellaire commissions art on Metro utility box

Mini Murals — the name given to the many traffic signal control cabinets across Houston that have been painted over by local artists — takes a step forward towards its primary goal to, “bring art to unexpected places, where there would otherwise be blight.” The City of Bellaire has commissioned UP Art Studio — the […]

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April 28, 2016

Join the Bellaire Citywide Garage Sale on Saturday

One of the best forms of recycling (and housecleaning) is “reuse,” so Bellaire residents are invited to clean out their closets and garages to take part in the annual Citywide Garage Sale Saturday (April 30). The city waives its normal permit fee for the event for that one day only, and residents are responsible for […]

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April 27, 2016

EVENT CANCELED: Got tough-to-recycle items? Bellaire might take them Saturday

UPDATE: Canceled Friday because of weather concerns. The city of Bellaire is offering to take unwanted items off your hands — everything from old electronics, clothing, paper to some types of batteries and scrap metal — at its annual collection from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday (April 30) in the parking lot below the water tower […]

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April 27, 2016

Ad Hoc Municipal Facilities Committee to meet Thursday

Bellaire’s Ad Hoc Municipal Facilities Committee is set to meet Thursday at 7 p.m. for its regular meeting. Among the topics to be discuss are floor plan reviews for city hall/civic center and the police department/municipal court. A review of both those buildings is also on the docket. The meeting will be held at 7008 […]

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April 26, 2016

Bellaire Crime Roundup: Identity theft, driving violations and theft

Four identity theft crimes were reported in Bellaire from April 15th to the 22nd, according to the latest Bellaire Police Department Weekly Crime Report. Driving violations and burglaries also yielded multiple crimes. The first identity theft crime was reporter on April 15 an officer at the Bellaire Police Department lobby met with a victim who […]

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April 26, 2016

Owner says Cleburne Cafeteria will rise from the ashes

Cleburne Cafeteria — destroyed in a fire overnight — will be rebuilt, owner George Mickelis has told ABC-13 news. This is the second time Mickelis has had to revive the family’s 75-year-old business. The eatery, located at 3606 Bissonnet St., also was a total loss in a fire in 1990, not long after founder Nick […]

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April 26, 2016

Heartbreak: Cleburne Cafeteria destroyed by fire

Arson investigators are on the scene Tuesday morning to determine what caused an overnight fire that destroyed the iconic Cleburne Cafeteria at 3606 Bissonnet St. Owner George Mickelis — whose father founded the restaurant 75 years ago — called in the fire after being notified by the alarm company and witnessing smoke flowing into the […]

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April 25, 2016

Thwarting an invasion: Bellaire ready to launch mosquito spraying

Bellaire will start spraying this week to control mosquitoes, in light of last week’s heavy rains. The first round will begin at 10 p.m. Tuesday, reaching all areas inside the Loop, with trucks spraying outside the Loop beginning at 10 p.m. Wednesday. The spraying — which some years doesn’t start until May — is expected […]

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April 25, 2016

Last chance to buy discounted Wine & Tapas tickets

Monday is the final day to purchase tickets at a discounted rate for Saturday’s (April 30) annual Wine and Tapas event, hosted by the Patrons for Bellaire Parks. The $100 per person price goes up to $125 Tuesday. The event will take place from 7-11 p.m. on the Great Lawn of Bellaire Town Square. Proceeds […]

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