Author Archives: Opinion

2023 Election News For The City Of Bellaire – Gus Pappas Wins Election For Mayor

Gus Pappas has been elected Mayor of Bellaire. Two new Council members, Cindy Cohen Taylor and Jackie Georgiou, will join him on City Council in January, 2024. Choice Votes Percent Aaron Perry 1,419 43.01% Gus E. Pappas 1,880 56.99% Total … Continue reading

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Methodist Application Goes To City Council on July 17, 2023

UPDATE 7/19/23: City Council chose to postpone a decision on the Methodist Hospital application.  Council member Lewis stated she had counted 175 resident comments opposing the development in that location, 16 in favor, including physicians and patients.   

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What’s Next For The Methodist Hospital Application?

Enlarge the photo for a 1954 view of Weingartens Grocery, now the Randalls site, thanks to Mike McCorkle. Find his photo history of Bellaire at www.bellairebook.com.   

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How Would Bellaire Residents Feel About A Mini Ashby Highrise?

Regarding a proposed moratorium on applications for development in the commercial areas of Bellaire, our City Attorney advised City Council that such a moratorium would take many months to enact and involves specific limitations, including a demonstration that a current … Continue reading

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An Opinion Piece – A Methodist Building In Center Of Town? Or Worse?

UPDATE: Bellaire P&Z Meeting on April 13, 2023 @ 6:00 PM: Update by Page Southerland Page, Inc. on behalf of The Methodist Hospital regarding site changes for traffic flow.  Find the April meeting agenda here.   Exits for right turns only.  Find … Continue reading

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Can We Just Stop This And Reboot? Save Our Businesses And Our Commercial Area?

On Friday, July 10th, the contractor for Spruce/Fifth and Bolivar/Maple stopped work on projects over a pay dispute with the City. 

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Mike Jacobs – A Presentation to Bellaire City Council, September 9, 2019

Please click on the page below to view Mike Jacobs’ Budget Analysis FY2020 as presented to Bellaire City Council on September 9, 2019.  The pdf can also be downloaded.  Thank you.  

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Welcome To A Lush Grove? Now It’s Migrated To The City’s Website!

Back in 2017 City Council approved $50,000 for a branding study, with a no-bid contract to a company owned by a Bellaire resident.  The results of that study, a B/leaf logo, a verbal identity, and a green font, were met … Continue reading

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