City News Briefs

December 5, 2018


Aggravated Robbery investigation

Just after midnight on Wednesday, December 5, UPPD officers were dispatched to the 3400 block of McFarlin Boulevard on a report of gun shots.  Officers entered the residence and located a 40 year-old male victim who had suffered two gunshot wounds.  After initial treatment, University Park Fire Department paramedics transported the victim to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital.  The victim is currently in critical but stable condition.  Investigation indicates that suspects took the victim’s wallet.  Detectives have been unable to question the victim to gain more information.  At this time, the investigation indicates this is an isolated incident. Although the suspects have not been located, detectives continue to develop leads.

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Tennis Court resurfacing

You may have noticed that the tennis courts in UP are looking a little blue! That’s because in 2017, the Parks Department introduced a pilot program that changed the tennis court color pattern at Smith Park to blue and green, similar to color patterns used at the U.S. Open. 

After positive feedback from our residents, the City is resurfacing all courts to blue and green, including the basketball court at Burleson Park. In addition, Pickleball markings are being installed at each location. 

Resurfacing is scheduled to be completed in early 2019. For more information about court reservations and court passes, please contact the UP Parks and Recreation Department at 214-987-5488.


November 2018 Update

Catch up on City items of interest, department-by-department.  UPdate is a new online publication that is distributed mid-month.  Read the November 2018 version of UPdate.