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Old 04-03-2007, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Alamo Heights
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When I was looking at the Stone Oak area the Catholic schools & churches brought to my attention were:

Holy Trinity
http://www.holytrinitysat.org/

Rolling Hills Academy
http://www.rhacademy.org/

Our Lady of the Atonement Catholic Church & School
http://www.atonementonline.com/

Sorry...I did not get far enough in research to know more about them than location.

When I lived in Alamo Heights I went to St. Anthony de Padua http://www.stanthonydepadua.org/.

There is also St. Peter Prince of the Apostles in AH - http://www.stpeterprinceoftheapostles.org/

St. Peter's also has an elementary school.

Hope that helps.

Good luck!
St. Peter's has a wonderful reputation. St. Anthony de Padua does not have a school (I think) but is a beautiful church with a lot of history and very active members.
St. Pius has a great school and is in Northwood on Harry Wurzbach. Very active membership and I have friends who have sent their kids there and were very pleased!
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Old 04-03-2007, 06:14 PM
 
Location: NW KCMO 64151
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Speaking from experience with tolls in the Chicago area, tollways add a different dimension to the term "Bottleneck" traffic. Open tolls or as we say here, the "I-Pass" is nice, BUT it still causes congestion and backups at times. (People still have to stop and pay to use the highway). It all depends on how the state implements the plan, where it is placed and what the costs will be. Can someone add to the WHY they need the tolls in the first place?
The last I heard, the plans they're developing for 1604 and 281 will not have toll booths, only toll tag readers that won't require any vehicles to slow down (unless somebody realizes at the last minute that they dont have a toll tag and slams on their brakes to try to avoid a fine). Those without tags can still use the access roads for free, which is something I often used to do anyway to avoid rushhour on 1604.

As for the question of need, 1604 from Bandera Rd. to I35 needed more lanes 10-15 years ago, and 281 north of 1604 needed it at least 5-10 years ago. Unless the toll road opposers plan on building new roads themselves, I'm afraid they're causing more harm than good to a situation that needed to be remedied a long time ago. Tolls...gas taxes...whatever, just get going!
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Old 04-03-2007, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Helotes, TX
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Have you driven on the Houston toll roads yet? Do so and tehn get back to me on how much you like it.
As for those catholic schools Atonement isn't all that close to Stone Oak, it's in my neighborhood at Sonoma Ranch which is much further west (Kyle Seale exit off the 1604). My neighbors send their kids there, they have mass every day, even the preschoolers, and have more kids applying than they have room for so I suggest that you get in early. Also they are raising their tuition by another 50% this coming school year so be prepared.
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Old 04-03-2007, 08:05 PM
 
Location: NW KCMO 64151
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I've driven on Dallas toll roads, and yeah they're congested (partly because they have booths). I'm not saying it's a miracle cure, but how is leaving 1604 and 281 the way they are supposed to be any better?
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Old 04-04-2007, 08:53 AM
 
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I've driven on Dallas toll roads, and yeah they're congested (partly because they have booths). I'm not saying it's a miracle cure, but how is leaving 1604 and 281 the way they are supposed to be any better?

I agree with you!!

I just don't understand why other people oppose it if it's gonna "help" the mobility and transportation in the city. If they don't like to pay, then don't use the toll. For people who would like to pay, give us a choice. It should have been 1/3 finish by now if they started last year, granting its 3 yrs to finish everything. So the more they delay it, the more expensive the cost of building it. So LET THE TOLL ROAD CONSTRUCTION BEGIN!!
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Old 04-04-2007, 03:44 PM
 
Location: NCentral SA
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As someone else already mentioned, make sure you ask about the schools - most are/will be capped. The schools in the SO area are great, if your kids can actually attend; not sure how the overcrowding relief schools are.

Catholic churches - Holy Trinity is smack in the middle of SO, but a bit too stuffy IMO. Although we live rather close to Holy Trininty, we prefer and attend St. Marks in Thousand Oaks. It really is a great church!
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