2 dead, 2 injured after wrong-way driver collides with private ambulance on Westpark Tollway, authorities say
A wrong-way driver collided with a private ambulance on the Westpark Tollway, leaving two people dead and two others injured, authorities with the Harris County Precinct 5 Constable’s office said.
Here is a look at improvement projects in the Westchase District
You may have noticed a lot of roadwork by the West Beltway and Westpark Tollway in the Westchase District. Most of this construction kicked off in 2019 with the new reconstruction of Walnut Bend and then the work came on Westheimer, which carries METRO’s busiest local bus route. Most recently, a small but crucial bike connection was finished.
Wrong-way detectors on Westpark Toll were deactivated during the wrong-way crash that killed a 19-year-old Houston woman, police say
The Harris County Toll Road Authority’s Wrong Way Detection System was not activated when a suspected drunk driver entered the Westpark Tollway Wednesday causing a fatal crash.
Harris County toll roads generate hundreds of millions a year. Hidalgo, commissioners changed how money will be used
HOUSTON – The Harris County’s toll road system is described as one of the best and most financially successful urban toll road systems in the country. The system, which includes the Sam Houston Tollway, Hardy Toll Road, Westpark Tollway, Tomball Tollway, and Katy Freeway Toll Lanes, covers 128 miles across the county. In 1983, Harris County voters approved the Hardy and Sam Houston toll roads with the intent that the toll money would be used for expansion, maintenance, and improvements. But last month, Judge Lina Hidalgo, along with County Commissioners Rodney Ellis and Adrian Garcia, passed a new measure from the Harris County Toll Road Authority, or HCTRA, to create a publicly funded corporation to fund the system. “Our tolls should be spent on the people of Harris County,” Hidalgo said.
Molinas Cantina newest location is now open in Fulshear
FULSHEAR, Texas Molinas Cantina is now open in Fulshear. Houstons oldest family-owned and -operated Tex-Mex restaurant has expanded west, opening its newest location at Shoppes at Cross Creek located off Westpark Tollway and FM 1463. Follow along as Roberto Molina gives us a preview of the soon-to-come Fulshear restaurant! This location is so special... Posted by Molina's Cantina on Wednesday, August 12, 2020Molinas Cantina is open for dine-in, operating at a limited capacity of 50% in compliance with local mandates in response to the coronavirus. Business hours are Sunday to Monday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Friday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.Molinas Cantina is located at 6300 FM 1463, Fulshear.
Man arrested for shooting weapons and posting them on Snapchat
HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A man has been charged with illegal discharge of a firearm after investigators say he posted videos of himself shooting weapons.Investigators from Harris County Constable Precinct 5 and Fort Bend County Constable Precinct 3 say one of the shootings occurred along the Westpark Tollway, another shooting appears to be in an apartment parking lot.Constable Ted Heap said 19-year-old Gautam Seenivasan was arrested Tuesday.The man posted videos of the shootings on Snapchat, according to investigators.abc13.com
Polo Ranch holds rope-cutting event to showcase new homes
Century Communities held a rope cutting and showcased two model homes in Polo Ranch, its newest master-planned community in Fulshear bordering FM 359 near the Westpark Tollway and Katy Freeway, on Aug. 1. Situated among rolling hills with grassy prairie land and low lands along the banks of the Brazos River, Polo Ranch is expected to have 780 home sites and will offer homes ranging from 1,200-3,400 square feet, said Dana Osborne, Century Communities director of sales and marketing for the Houston area. Polo Ranch is located at 8535 Flagman Trail, and community amenities will include a pool, a pavilion, a playground, walking trails and other small recreation areas, she said, and homes will sell from $169,000 to more than $300,000. Interested homebuyers can learn more about homes in Polo Ranch by calling 713-222-7000 and speaking with a new home sales associate at Century Communities.communityimpact.com
Driver charged in wrong-way crash has 3 previous drunken driving convictions
A man who was in law enforcement custody was killed Sunday and two Harris County deputies were injured when they were hit by a vehicle going the wrong way on the Westpark Tollway. Copyright 2019 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.
Suspect killed when drunken driver crashes into patrol car along Westpark Tollway, deputies say
Suspect killed when drunken driver crashes into patrol car along Westpark Tollway, deputies sayHarris County Sheriff's Office deputies investigate a deadly crash where a sheriff's office patrol car transporting a DWI suspect was hit head-on by another suspected drunk driver Sunday, July 21, 2019. less Harris County Sheriff's Office deputies investigate a deadly crash where a sheriff's office patrol car transporting a DWI suspect was hit head-on by another suspected drunk driver Sunday, July 21, 2019. The DWI ... more Photo: OnSceneTV Photo: OnSceneTV Image 1 of / 12 Caption Close Suspect killed when drunken driver crashes into patrol car along Westpark Tollway, deputies say 1 / 12 Back to GalleryA man arrested on drunken driving charges was killed when another suspected intoxicated driver crashed head-on into a patrol car along the Westpark Tollway late Sunday. Two Harris County Sheriff's Office deputies were also injured in the crash about 11:30 p.m. along the tollway near Synott. Paramedics rushed the man from inside the patrol car to a nearby hospital, but he died while en route, Whitaker said.chron.com