01/14/15 2:30pm



Renovations to a 1950 rancher in the Montclair neighborhood just north of West University a dozen years ago added a wide open upper level studio-dance hall outfitted for meditation (top). The Eat-Pray-Lease property offered up its zen as the year began. Located north and east of Weslayan Plaza, the singular retreat is asking $6,200 a month, and offering short-term leasing terms. Whether the furnishings come with is negotiable.


Healing Beneath the Ceiling
05/21/12 10:24am

CATS STILL HANGING AROUND WEST U APARTMENTS, UNAWARE OF REDEVELOPMENT PLANS A group of 25 or so cats still hanging around the 2-and-a-half-acre grounds of the recently vacated Courts at West University apartments at 3810 Law St. have apparently not been informed of the 5-story Alexan West University complex set to go up on their old stomping grounds. An animal advocacy group concerned that the cats may get in the way when the existing buildings are demolished early next month has sounded the alarm, requesting donations and assistance in setting up a feeding station away from the demo site, as well as finding adoptive and foster homes for the uninformed animals. [West University Examiner; previously on Swamplot] Photo of Elmo at Courts of West University: Kathy Golding

11/30/11 9:58am

Houston’s Sunset Terrace subdivision could be getting a new neighbor. A five-story one. Trammell Crow Residential is floating plans for its proposed Alexan West University apartment project. The intended 2.5-acre site is bordered by Bissonnet, Law and Auden streets. Currently, that location is home to the Courts at West University, a 1973-vintage two-story garden style apartment complex at 3810 Law St., complete with its own bark park:


12/01/09 11:44am

And where was this? From the description:

take two rails from a gas station, weld them together, dress up as a city worker, install on public land, skate for a few weeks, cry when city takes rail away

Update: Found! Bernard, in a comment, says it’s at the northwest corner of Edloe and Westpark.

Video: Jake Hayes