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  1. My grandparents lived north of College Station off Highway 6 and OSR. When I was little my Father's preferred route was 45 N to 105 across to Highway 6 in Navasota. We drove 105 a bunch. I remember a house which at the time was out in the middle of nowhere on 105. It had a small lake/ tank that they dug out and left a small island in the middle. When they built Lake Conroe and filled it, the small lake/ tank had one side of it cut out and it effectively at that point was lake front property. I always marveled at how the house and that tank was perfectly positioned for that to happen. I
  2. Surprise me? No not at all. According to the Journal article Scott McCellend the President of HEB Houston showed up for the meeting and committed to a GB "plus" development which meant it will be better than GB but not all the way up to PD. If you look at all things HEB does in Pearland and the Greater Houston area you have to figure that between the last meeting and this one residents pointed out the amount of money HEB has donated as well as the money and support they provided last years Pearland HS State Champion Football team and the Pearland LL team that made it to the US Championship g
  3. I have lived in Pearland since 1994. Population was around 26,000 when we got here. What I have marveled at for a long time is the fact that at some point Pearland City Hall decided that we are a "Planned Community". That makes my wife and I laugh every time we see the sign. There was nothing planned about Pearland for the longest time, it just sort of happened. Now as we grew I guess they tought they should try to plan some things, but while they were thinking about it all those wonderful little retail strip centers popped up along 518 riding the "SilverLake" wave. Heck there are busine
  4. Born and raised here. Went to U of H for undergraduate degree, U of H Clear Lake for MBA. I lived in Canada for 1 1/2 years when a job sent me there. I have traveled extensively and seen a lot of other places and agree there are some really great places to live out there. But I always come home to Houston, and Texas. It seems my fate was sealed in 1834 when my ancestors chose to leave Ireland and head to Texas. I am a sixth generation Texan and despite all the reasons people give to not live here, I look past them all because this is my home and I will probably never leave it.
  5. This does not surprise me at all. I was just wondering when they would take the next step. If you drive Highway 6 west from 288 you will see that there are Pearland City limits signs down that direction. Cities seem to do that and annex roads in every direction and then come back later and start filling in the areas in between. I just hope that they don't over extend themselves because with each annexation they take on more costs and responsibilities. Some areas they annexed over five years ago are just now getting City services like water and sewer.
  6. It's fummy but Foley's really devolved from a store with every thing to a more clothing and home related store. We bought our first house in 1983 and needed a mower and guess what? We bought it at Almeda Foley's. They were getting out of the hardware business so it was on sale and we were at the right place at the right time. That thing lasted till 1996 when I sold it at a garage sale. Also when I was going through some of my parents old stuff after moving them I found newspapers that had been used to wrap stuff and there was a full page add from the late 60's advertising tires and automo
  7. Thats the wierd thing about this place. They were not tearing it down but rather rebuilding the exsisiting structures. Two of the buildings have already been sheeted with new wood and there are pre made roofing truces on site. They were refurbishing these things as low income housing. I drive by every day on my way to work and my buddy and I have both commented that they needed to just tear them down and start from scratch, but instead they are rebuilding them.
  8. Just an FYI, 70 acres is not a big enough space for a high school. If I recall Dawson on Cullen was only able to acquire 90 acres and they are building a three story school as a result. I think the current thinking is they like to have 100 acres. Dawson is a 4A school with a projected enrollment of 2,000 in four grades.
  9. You honestly think that they would have any leg to stand on based on the fact that I replaced my roof with the same color, and same manufacturer that are listed in the deed restrictions? I follow the restrictions to a tee and always have. This is actually a funny situation because they are the ones telling people to do things that are not in the Deed Restrictions like the fences. As far as getting permission to do the work, I have absolutely no concern that they will pursue that. I have two documented cases where I filed the correct documents and they have not to this day given me approval
  10. Definatley not tearing any fences down! I just found it amazing that the President of the HOA, a guy I have known for years and thought was fairly intelligent could stand in front of me and say that the ACC committee of the HOA could modify the Deed Restrictions as they saw fit based on what they thought looked better. Then the loosing a court case argument came up and they honestly thought they would win it. I will not change anything at my house and right now they have not sent me any notices. My fence actually is close to being "in code" as I have rot boards at the bottom but it is not
  11. Thought I would call on my HAIF community to get opinions on this one as well as any facts concerning the law. The story: I live in a neighborhood that has an HOA and one of the board members lives two houses down and another a block away. I know both of them pretty well. I don't like HOA's in principle because they turn into power weilding goofs that don't really do much in the end. I understand what they are trying to do which is maintain property values but sometimes on the way they get crazy. Anyway Ike blows down a lot of fences and now over six months later the management company th
  12. Not positive but I think this mall started life as a Deauxville Mall. There is a thread here about it.
  13. There were several of these Deauxville Malls around Houston. One on 45 North had a Gardenridge move in after it closed. So did the one on I 10 West. The one at Baybrook just closed the mall portion and extended the buildings back through the mall area to enlarge them. This is a perfect example of why you don't base your entire business plan on a State Law that can change. The whole theroy of these places were they were going to be open on Sundays at a time when the "real" malls were not. It was a major challenge to the Blue Laws in the state of Texas. After they opened they were crowded
  14. Never played there because I grew up on the wrong side of town but I remember it because at one point they used to televise the games and I remember seeing them on TV.
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