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  1. So as someone who commutes from roughly 610/Ella to 610/Post Oak (possibly the shortest worst commute possible), I've been wondering. I think I found my answer. Are they doing nothing to allow I-10 West traffic to bypass the West Loop North straight to 290? If so, that makes me sad. The northbound side gets very congested with folks having to cross all the lanes of 610.
  2. The bungalow behind us is now 3 story townhomes. They ripped out all of the trees. What is something we can plant along the fence that will grow high, be low maintenance and not take over? We'd like some kind of sight barrier back... Ideas are appreciated!
  3. Hey - long time no post. Right now we just have ground level beds and hand watering. Direct sunlight 50% of the day (pending the new 3 story townhomes being built behind us). I still have tomatoes and green peppers. What are some good and EASY (low maintenance) fall fruits and veggies?
  4. I just watched my wife's video of one of the tree take downs. Who brings down a tree by pulling it down with a back hoe? I wish I knew enough about construction to bring this to a halt, I bet all of you $100 they have no permits. We are going to to speak to the home owners tonight (they are clearing half of their lot, I am guessing to sell it). I'm going to be polite but they're getting my business card when I leave 'in case they have any questions.' (<--- lawyer)
  5. ...they removed another tree and now the fence separating us from our neighbors has been separated from the back property fence. SMH. This is going to be a nightmare to get fixed. Moral of the story, don't hire a few guys who don't speak English and tell them 'go to town' when they're going to remove large trees growing on your property line/under your nieghbor's fence. ...any ideas on who to call to look at/fix all of this?
  6. Is there an easy way to figure out who is doing the construction on this lot? They tore out trees last night and left a huge hole under our fence and into our yard, making the fence and land unstable. The property does not appear to have an address - one side is 921 the other is 935. Thanks! *edit* nevermind, the land belongs to one of the home owners. It is a shame they have torn out every old tree to, I assume, sell the lot. Another question then, what type of person would we contact to see if the land has been properly stabilized? Our lot is about 2-3 feet above theirs and the tree had large roots under the fence onto our property. so when they yanked it out, it make a pretty big hole. They KIND OF pushed some dirt into the hole.
  7. Official response from public works: Public works official response: 'Official right-of-way drawings can be viewed on the basement level of 611 Walker for rest of this week. The drawings and employees who manage drawings will move this weekend to the new location (1002 Washington). Beginning Monday, the right-of-way drawings can be viewed at 1002 Washington. ' I guess I will wait until next week.
  8. Soke to the HPD storefront. Since he did not set foot on my property and make an actual threat, nothing for them to do. I am to check with TXDOT to confirm the public right of way. If it is a public right of way and he claims to be putting posion down, the local HPD will pay him a visit to tell him no, knock it off. I will talk to the wife - if she wants to let it go or not. If she says ok, I plan to walk over (which will get him in his front yard instantly), inform him it is public right of way and confirm he is putting some kind of posion down (and have her video it). Then I'll call HPD again. She may not want to deal with all that. Ugggh, HPD says call TXDOT. TXDOT says call COH....
  9. Probably NOT a coincidence - the public right of way coincides with the sidewalk line - so yes, where I (and everyone else walks) and where he claims to lay poison is public. I will call HPD in the AM.
  10. We keep hoping. The manager at the Richmond one said they're working on some stuff, but I doubt he knows, lol.
  11. Facet 11 #29 B. Does that tell us anything about ROW?
  12. Across the street from the new construction, you can see the sidewalk on both sides of his property. Right about halfway in between Brinkman and Beall. Townhomes on both sides.
  13. No HOA whatsoever. Maybe it'll be my new goal to get that sidewalk finished. Not 100% sure about ROW - but if draw an invisible line from one sidewalk to the other across his property, that's where I am.
  14. The property in question is in between (brain fart - street that dead ends at 25th and picks up later - west of Durham) and Bevis on the north side of the street. My neighbors have informed me I am not the first nor will I be the last. He also claims to put poison down so that any animals crossing his property will get sick.
  15. Does anyone smarter than me know anything about public rights of way in Houston? I had a guy from up the street follow me home to yell at me for walking my dog on his property and I kinda' lost it. I live on 25th. It goes his fence, about 3 feet of grass, drainage ditch then the street. No sidewalk in front of his bungalow. Any help would be appreciated because we can't always walk in the street and I would like to know the law. There is no sidewalk. In the alternative, if there is a sidewalk before and after his house, what are the chances of petitioning the city to extend the sidewalk along his property?
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