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  1. I don't think so, but I'm not positive. I always thought that the track came after the park was built. Maybe Sparky can comment. There was a dirt track off Stella Link between Bray's Bayou and Bellaire Blvd back in the late 20's - mid 30's, referred to as Bellaire Speedway, I think.
  2. 5.51-Acres at Linkwood near Buffalo Speedway. Minutes away from the medical center. https://www.loopnet.com/Listing/3511-Linkwood-Dr-Houston-TX/24016643/
  3. Anyone have insights on living in Breas Heights? Thanks.
  4. Formerly known as Main Link Biotechnology Park located at 10301 Stella Link Rd. I dropped by today and saw Clark Condon Associates and a BioTech company named Neurogene. Loopnet listing: https://www.loopnet.com/Listing/10301-Stella-Link-Rd-Houston-TX/18253590/
  5. Any updates regarding this shopping center? It's located at Stella Link & South Braeswood. The shopping center has been doing very poorly over the years. Lots of vacancies and no remodels. Looked around on DMRE's website today. Looks like the property was sold. 9.70 acres. Future housing or a major retail redevelopment? https://dmre.com/property/stella-link-and-braeswood-9-70-acres/ Old site plan.
  6. Not exactly sure which office building complex this includes. Johnson Supply at 10151 Stella Link included or is it only the office at 10301 Stella Link? This would make for great multifamily residential.
  7. What is happening across the street at the former Wells Fargo at 4018 S. Braeswood?
  8. Found this rendering w/board the other day. Looks like a big improvement! Actually sort of reminds me of the Beldens Shopping Center, the Chase bank on the corner.
  9. Memories for the area just out side the loop in zip coeds 77096 77035 & about 1/3 of 77025 I remember before the walmart south Poast Oak & 610 was built in the late 80s to early 90s there use to be a golf course there. Where the Krogers South Post Oak & West Bellfort is now there use to Beldens which is now at Chimeny Rock & North Brasewood. Behind the Beldens use to be a drug store do not remember the name they sold hamburgers. Where the Cabana Carwash is now there use to a putt putt miniature golf Next to Beldens just south there to use to a AJ Foyt car dealer there Right after AJ Foyt closed behind where the Meyerland car repair is there to use to be a place that sold 4 wheelers & dirt bikes it burnt down Right next to the Meyerland car repair is now a Day care to use to be a restaurant do not remember then name they use to serve home style food the drinks were served in mason jars South Post Oak & West Bellfort right next to the chase bank use to be a cafeteria do not remember the name About 150ft down from the cafeteria there use to a small green auto repair shop it was torn down but the foundation stayed till about 5 to 7 yrs ago There use to a BBQ restaurant on Omeara about 1 block from south main next to the ghetto carwash now it is a place where they park ambulances West Bellfort at the rail road tracks between Cliffwood & Stella link there is a big warehouse it is now used a band rehearsal where you rent space I have no idea what was there originally Murworth & Buffalo speedway where the town homes are now there use to be a strip shopping center with Loma Lind mexican restaurant Stella Link & 610 where the discount tire is now there use to be a Jack N The Box Stella Link where Work Force is now in the same shopping center there use to be a Crown book store one time in the mid 80s I was with my mom we were just out to leave my mom working out the fronu door & a mexican guy was be chased by the police mom was only about 5 to 7 ft from this guy Willow Bend on the Wast side of the train tracks where the baseball field about 5 to 7 yrs ago their use to be a place that sold plants there still is a old brown metal building that still stand Craig Head & Willowbend right next to the train tracks next to Carolyns bar there to use to be a Firestone South Main & Willowbend there use to a golf course wierd thing about it it was so close to the street bet a few times people driving by got golf balls through there window
  10. Bounded by South Main, Willowbend, and Stella Link. It went almost to O'Meara on the north. It was called South Main Golf Club. By the time I got to Houston in 1968 it was a nine hole course, but each hole had two distinct tee boxes so you could play 18 holes that were different. It lasted, in a shrinking footprint, into some time in the 90s or early 00s. Edit: On October 16, 1957 the place was known as Briarwood Country Club: On February 22, 1961 the place was known as South Main Golf Center:
  11. Menninger Pathfinder At 6912 Stella Link Rd. https://www.menningerclinic.org/treatment/treatment-for-young-adults/outpatient-programs/pathfinder Need a place to land after inpatient treatment? Want more time to practice your new skills in a supportive environment? Or perhaps you’d like more support than traditional outpatient sessions can offer. Then our community integration program Pathfinder may be just what you’re looking for. At Pathfinder, we create positive experiences in recovery by helping you improve your ability to live, learn, work or volunteer, socialize and continue in therapy. We serve adults 18 and older who need help translating insight into action. Most Pathfinder clients are in their early to mid-20s. You’ll find that most have recently been discharged from an inpatient or residential treatment facility, or they may simply need more support than traditional outpatient therapy provides. All are ready to continue their pursuit of living independently.
  12. Hello HAIF, Does anyone have any knowledge about the school in Southwest Houston near South Main (Highway 90) called Harmony School of Ingenuity located at 10555 Stella Link Road? Any help and insight would be appreciated! Thanks
  13. Couple interesting things I saw on My Stella Link walk yesterday. First: The Zone Sports @ Main Link Business Park http://thezonesports.com/ And Second: Woodshire Village Estates between 610 and Braeswood. Stella Link always makes me think of A Streetcar Named Desire
  14. I was driving around the Med Center today and decided to go check out Linkwood and the surrounding neighborhoods. I'm not sure all of the exact neighborhood names, but the area I'm referring to is south of S Braeswood, north of 610, and Stella Link and Buffalo Speedway run between the three different sections (with Linkwood being in the middle). The homes seemed older (streets old too), with not a lot of street lighting. There were some very nice, new homes and some awesome older mods. Linkwood Park seemed nice, but there were a chunk of older apartment complexes right around it. Longfellow looked like a nice school. I guess I'd like to get any resident's opinions on this area. In particular: 1. Is Longfellow a good school? What about Pershing middle school? 2. How is crime in these neighborhoods? When looking on Houston Crime Maps, I see that home break-ins seem to be the more popular crime in the area. Do the nearby older apartments cause any problems? Would you feel safe walking around at night? I could tell by just driving around, it seemed empty during the day and was wondering what police response times were like in this neighborhood. 3. What is your overall opinion of these areas? Are there a lot of kids around here, or older residents? 4. Do these homes flood? Overall, I was impressed with Braeswood and the bayou (very pretty along it), but am not sure what to think of these hoods. There were a good chunk of yards not well kept, everything seemed older, and it felt like a place my grandparents would live as opposed to younger families. Thanks for your help in advance.
  15. There's still a little of the track peeking out by Mark Twain Elementary in 1953. That may be HFD Station 37 under construction there in the V below the merging of the inner and outer tracks.
  16. After sleeping on it (one of those wake up at 2 a.m. moments and yell) Cellar Door! They also had one on Westheimer and another maybe a block or so off of Stella Link @ West Holocombe. Was wanting to call it Sonny Look's also but not the case....
  17. Greetings. Wondering if anyone is aware of a link to an aerial of the old South Main Drive In near Stella Link and what is now Willowbend? Or any other old photos of it for that matter. Thanks in advance, Neil
  18. I started at Shearn in 1958. Yep, those skeeters could eat you up. Does anyone remember using PICS?
  19. The people who claim they moved to the burbs for "better schools" need a reality check. Many of the best schools in the Houston are located inside the Beltway and many Inside the Loop. Public- HSPVA, Vanguard, Lamar, Bellaire, Health Professions, Criminal Justice, Memorial, Westside, and Stratford come to mind. Prviate- St John's, Kinkaid, Episcopal, Awty, Emery-Wiener, Duchesne, St Thomas, Strake, St Agnes, etc...
  20. Mowed lawns like everyone else but first actual paycheck came from washing dishes and busing tables at Bonanza Steak House on Stella Link. Pay was crappy but I did eat good. Especially when the manager left.
  21. The Houston Chronicle has an article about this: http://search.chron.com/chronicle/openDocu...p;selectedPath= The new Pershing Middle School campus will open on Wednesday, January 17, 2006. Pershing, a Houston ISD school, serves the cities of Southside Place, West University Place, and Bellaire as well as sections of Houston around the areas, such as Braeswood Place, Southgate, Old Braeswood, Westwood, and a sliver of Meyerland. The kids were allowed to tag the old 1948 campus with graffiti (such as "Name" was here).
  22. I'm very interested in learning more about the old 'Westwood' subdivision which lies just south of the Loop and west of Stella Link. I grew up in this neighborhood in the late fifties and early sixties and attended Shearn Elementary School from 1959 to 1964. I have so very many fond memories of my childhood there but have not visited or had any contact with the area for well over thirty years. I currently live in Southern California and have heard and read reports that the area had fallen on some pretty tough times in the past three decades. I do not know if my old neighborhood avoided the problems associated with the general area or not. I lived at 4118 Omeara Drive, and I recall that Oboe Drive bisected Omeara right where our house was located. I believe that most of the homes in this neighborhood were built in the fifties. They were small tract houses but had a lot of nice features - a lot of windows, hardwood floors, tile bathrooms and kitchens, nice yards, etc. I also remember that there was a UTOTEM Store near the corner of Omeara and Stella Link and a Weingartens further north near Braes Bayou. Anyway, I'd love to hear from anyone who knows about this area - where it's been, where it is now...and, where it's going. Westwood was truly a wonderful and secure little world back in the fifties and early sixties with a lot of young, upwardly mobile families (still at the height of the Postwar Baby Boom). Jeff C in Apple Valley, California
  23. not really knowing your price point and if you have children but here is my opinion: generally, east of heights is better, but i do think you could find something west and be happy too. i do like the woodland heights best, though. just remember that not all areas in the Heights have deed restrictions. you might also check out Norhill - roughly North of 11th and East of Studewood. http://www.proctorplaza.com/default.php outside of the heights you might look in or near Cherryhurst (roughly Westheimer and Dunlavy). http://www.cherryhurst.org/ or just south of WestU in or near Ayrshire, off stella link and south of Bellaire/Holcombe, near the new library, YMCA, and Karl Young Park. http://www.braeswoodplace.org/
  24. The par 3 course between Stella Link and Main, Willowbend was the southern boundary, was called South Main Golf Club. When I moved to Houston in '68 it was not a par three course but had 4's and 5's also. (I lived two houses off Stella Link on hole 2). It went as far north as the old apartments on O'Meara on the north. There is a bar called Sammy's Fifth Hole at Stella Link and Bellfort where the fifth hole ended.
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