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Old 06-13-2012, 04:18 PM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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Were you not opposed to the owners of the private property who wanted to construct a senior living center in Stone Oak? Why not be in favor of leaving it up to them as well? Is there anything about either of those properties that you know about or a reason for the disparity of opinion?
IIRC, my objection was to the continuing taking of taxpayer money to subsidize others over their lifetime. I'll teach you how to fish - I'll even help you get the gear together. Don't expect me to FEED you fish all your life.
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Old 06-13-2012, 09:44 PM
 
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You probably do not realize or care since this is not your side of town but this housing being developed will likely end up as section 8. They won't be seniors or fishermen.

To the rest of San Antonio the South side tired of being your dumping ground.
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Old 06-13-2012, 10:28 PM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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You probably do not realize or care since this is not your side of town but this housing being developed will likely end up as section 8. They won't be seniors or fishermen.

To the rest of San Antonio the South side tired of being your dumping ground.
I think you missed my point - I *do* care - I'm tired of folks living off the rest of us year after year.....no matter WHERE they are. I am all for helping someone help themselves, but when you have generation after generation living off the government's largesse (read: OUR tax money), it gets old.

I've got a GED....busted my chops, learned a trade, and did something with my life. Worked 2 & 3 jobs at time - still work 60-70 hours/week. It'd be nice to see some of these folks work at least 40!
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Old 06-14-2012, 06:24 AM
 
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I am a bit annoyed (not angry) with our current city councilperson. Not sure why they couldn't do what the previous District 10 councilperson did a year ago, namely stopping the developers from building more housing.

In either case I will likely not be voting for her and I miss our old councilperson already :/
Unfortunately, this was a different situation than in d10. I think the Councilwoman has done a good job pushing for realistic changes, while not blundering into a situation that would inevitably lead to a lawsuit from the developer against the city.
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Old 06-14-2012, 06:43 AM
 
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You have a valid point. It is just frustrating to see other sides of town successfully thwart off unwanted housing development when the same is not done here. It is not like we were with open arms screaming, "Yes, in my backyard!" No one wanted it here especially since we were just starting to see improvement in this area.

Well we shall see. Supposedly the developers are claiming it will be "high-end, gated community". Hope they keep their promise but just the words gated community are meaningless now and if behind a gate how will it add to the sense of place for our community, it can't.

The daughter-in-law of the original owners of the property who donated it to the city (I believe it was donated at least according to my neighbor who has lived here since before the course was built) so they could build the golf course gave it her blessing. So it is a mixed bag.
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Old 03-15-2013, 02:55 PM
 
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Read more: City sued over devalued property - San Antonio Express-News

I am a bit annoyed (not angry) with our current city councilperson. Not sure why they couldn't do what the previous District 10 councilperson did a year ago, namely stopping the developers from building more housing.

In either case I will likely not be voting for her and I miss our old councilperson already :/
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County Commissioner Tommy Adkisson hasn't endorsed anyone in the race for City Council District 3, which stretches into his Southeast Side precinct.

But it's safe to say he won't endorse incumbent Leticia Ozuna, who faces a formidable challenge from Rebecca Viagran.
Read more: Commissioner says councilwoman 'lost willpower to fight' - San Antonio Express-News

I am so glad that she won't be reelected. Tommy Adkisson has practically insured the most optimal outcome. He is also our neighborhood association's Vice-President.
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Old 03-15-2013, 05:51 PM
 
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Regardless of the political gamesmanship and maneuvering surrounding Pecan Valley, I'm afraid that the course itself is gone for good. If Foresight Golf couldn't turn it around, nobody can. It's just one of those sad stories.

I played there as often as allowable throughout most of my life, and the place reeked of history. I remember the day in the '68 PGA Championship, Arnold Palmer on his final whole when he pulled off that miraculous 2nd shot on the last hole, only to miss a 15 foot put which would have put him ultimately in a playoff. They put a commemorative plaque on the spot of that shot, and if I ever had the time, I would try to hit the green from there. I did it once in 40 years of trying.

Palmer never did win a PGA Championship, and unless Foresight removed that plaque to preserve it, it's long gone...
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Old 03-15-2013, 06:46 PM
 
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It is a done deal, got to move on, but she won't get my vote.

I suppose they are bringing it up again before election as part of this season's strategizing but that lady sure hit a sore spot because while it might not have been feasible as a golf course we could have waited on something better even if just more park space.
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Old 03-15-2013, 07:48 PM
 
Location: The "original 36" of SA
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Read more: Commissioner says councilwoman 'lost willpower to fight' - San Antonio Express-News

I am so glad that she won't be reelected. Tommy Adkisson has practically insured the most optimal outcome. He is also our neighborhood association's Vice-President.
I've always been a supporter of Tommy Adkisson, but I must admit his stance greatly disappoints me.

I think it has been proven that there were big differences between this case and the Northern Hills one.

The outcome was unfortunate, but I don't believe the councilwoman could have done much more (and I know many friends in her district that share that same opinion). Sometimes a compromise is the best that can be hoped for. Even Mayor Hardberger couldn't stop a Wal-Mart from opening up across from the park.
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