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May 25, 2016

Bellaire Crime Report: 21 burglaries in three weeks

Burglaries ran rampant in Bellaire from May 6 to the 22nd. Twenty-one burglaries were reported to the Bellaire Police Department and they ranged from burglarized cars, houses, and offices. Below are the reported crimes. On May 6, two officers were sent to the 5300 block of Bellaire in regards to a series of thefts occurring […]

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May 24, 2016

Reminder: it’s runoff day — but check your polling place

Bellaire voters have until 7 tonight (Tuesday) to vote in runoffs for a number of runoff contests for Democrats and Republicans. A number of precincts have been consolidated, and parties have different polling locations, so voters are urged to check their location here before heading to the polls. Republicans will be deciding  nominees for railroad commissioner, two […]

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May 19, 2016

House burglary halted but suspect remains at large

A resident in the 4600 block of Valerie prevented his home from being burglarized Wednesday nigh but the suspect is still at large. According to Bellaire Police, the suspect forced opened the back door of the residence at which time the resident went downstairs, causing the suspect to fled the house. The suspect is described […]

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May 19, 2016

WEATHER ALERT: Storm potential puts Bellaire under flash flood watch

Heavy rain and thunderstorms that started midday (Thursday) have caused Harris County to issue a flash flood watch through tonight. In addition to rapid street flooding and hazardous road conditions, the storms are capable of damaging winds, hail and isolated tornadoes, according to meteorologists, and they could last through tomorrow morning. These links are helpful […]

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May 17, 2016

A new sidewalk ordinance is in the works in Bellaire

The Bellaire City Council voted 4-3 Monday in favor of directing the city manager and staff to draft a sidewalk ordinance for the council to adopt at a later meeting. When drafted, the new sidewalk ordinance will require the installation of sidewalks during the construction of new single-family homes, or allow a fee in-lieu of […]

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May 13, 2016

Sidewalks and new city hall building to be discuss by the council

Bellaire City Council member Trisha Pollard wants sidewalks to be built in conjunction with new single-family residences or pay a fee, and at Monday’s city council meeting, she’s taking the first steps. For Pollard’s request to even be feasible, the city’s Code of Ordinance, Chapter B, Buildings, would have to be amended. Currently, the code […]

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May 13, 2016

Dark day for HISD: What Supreme Court ruling on financing means to Bellaire schools

By Charlotte Aguilar Houston ISD and other property-rich school districts throughout Texas received an unlucky Friday the 13th surprise: a 100-page ruling from the state Supreme Court upholding the “Robin Hood” system of school financing, requiring them to turn over millions of taxpayer dollars to help equalize funding for smaller districts with less of a […]

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May 12, 2016

Bellaire Crime Roundup: Burglaries, drug and driving violations

Burglaries, narcotic offenses and driving violations were the primary crimes reported in Bellaire from April 30 to May 5, according to the latest Weekly Crime Report from the Bellaire Police Department. Six burglaries occurred in that time span. The first transpired on May 1. Four officers were dispatched to the 4800 block of Spruce Street […]

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May 11, 2016

Traffic alert: Infrastructure work to close section of Newcastle for 2 1/2 weeks

Drivers who use Newcastle Drive between north of Bellaire Boulevard should prepare to use an alternate route. Beginning next Monday (May 16)  — and possibly including Saturdays — the city of Bellaire will close one or both lanes of Newcastle between Bellaire Boulevard and Town Oaks Place to install essential sanitary and storm sewer connections. Work […]

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May 10, 2016

Bellaire offers multitude of events on Saturday

Saturday will be a busy day for Bellaire as the city is hosting three separate events. The first event is the Recycling Event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at city hall. Residents can also shred any data with the on-site secure paper shredding. Each resident is allowed up to five bags or boxes of […]

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