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February 19, 2017

HISD will be watching weather for morning decision

With heavy rains and possible flooding predicted, beginning overnight, Houston ISD announced via its Twitter account that it will be monitoring conditions to make a decision about classes early Monday. While many private schools, including Episcopal HS, Post Oak School and St. John’s, are observing the President’s Day Holiday, HISD campuses are scheduled to be […]

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February 19, 2017

Bellaire, Harris County warn to prepare for severe weather, heavy rains

The city of Bellaire has posted the following warning from Harris County about severe weather expected overnight Sunday into Monday morning. The area is under a flash flood watch through 4 p.m. Monday afternoon. What is the danger? There is a potential for heavy rainfall across Harris County beginning early Monday morning and lasting through […]

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February 8, 2017

Judge to explain annexation dispute between Bellaire and West U tonight

In a little-known move decades ago, West University Place tried to annex Bellaire and Southside Place. Judge Mark Davidson of the Multidistrict Litigation Harris County Civil Court, will appear at Bellaire’s CenterPoint Energy Community Center on Thursday, February 9, to explain the dispute to all interested parties. On December 31, 1945, the City Council of West University Place […]

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February 6, 2017

Sign of progress: Bellaire H-E-B closing next month to make way for new store

The sign on the front of the H-E-B at 5130 Cedar St. tells the story: The store is set to close on March 12 so that construction of a new store can begin. Inside, there are wide gaps on some shelves in frozen foods as stocks are depleted, and employees say those who have applied […]

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January 27, 2017

UPDATED: Police chief to Bellaire residents after overnight chase: Help us find suspects’ handgun

UPDATE: Bellaire police now say they have a “degree of confidence” that no guns remain from an overnight chase in a west Bellaire neighborhood, but are asking residents there to stay alert to anything “out of place.” The message: “This is in regards to our earlier message concerning auto theft suspects possibly having hid a […]

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December 3, 2016

Residents sought for Bellaire Audit Finance and Cultural Arts board openings

Applications are open through Dec. 23 for a one-year term as the citizen representative on the Bellaire Audit Finance Board and two vacancies on the city’s Cultural Arts Board. An online application form can be accessed at www.bellairetx.gov/boards. Applicants will be scheduled for weeknight interviews with the City Council during January, and it is anticipated […]

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December 2, 2016

Bellaire flood warning: Don’t park on streets, secure items that could float

With unpredictable amounts of rainfall in the forecast over the next three days, Bellaire city officials are warning residents about possible flooding with this statement issued Friday afternoon: “The Bellaire Office of Emergency Management is following the National Weather Service advisory on the weekend storm beginning today, capable of producing widespread flooding to the Bellaire-Houston […]

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December 2, 2016

Bellaire police chief: Guard against porch package theft this holiday season

Bellaire Police Chief Byron Holloway has issued a warning to residents expecting package delivery to their homes over the holiday season: Guard against thieves. His statement: “Media reports state that this will be a record year for online shopping and home delivery. Please consider having packages delivered to your office or other secure location if […]

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November 10, 2016

He re-thought it: Mike Lunceford will serve out term on HISD board, but another trustee is leaving

Mike Lunceford, the veteran trustee who represents Bellaire on the Houston ISD Board of Education, said Thursday night he has reconsidered his intention to resign and will stay until his term ends a year from now. Lunceford, who was not present at the monthly board meeting, had President Manuel Rodriguez make the announcement. Lunceford had […]

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November 8, 2016

Yes, yes, yes: Bellaire voters approve $54M in bonds

By Charlotte Aguilar Bellaire voters overwhelming passed three bond measures totaling $54 million Tuesday to continue the city’s infrastructure reconstruction and improvement projects and to replace two municipal buildings. Proposition 1, which provides $24 million for streets and sidewalks, passed 6,894 to 1,290. It continues the work of the Bellaire Millennium Renewal project, funded in […]

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