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Old 11-04-2010, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX via San Antonio, TX
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Living off Prue, my daughter's friends used to say we lived in the country. Foxes and coyotes strolled down the street. I remember a loose cow or two strolling down DeZavala. Remember the cows on the corner of Vance Jackson and Huebner?

Now it's pure suburbs.

That was one of the only ways my mom was able to get my sister (who is seven years younger than me) to get in the car to take me to Hobby when i needed to do something early/late...to see the cows. It was a sad day when they developed that area. And I think the only thing that's really even worth keeping there is the Wells Fargo, or at elast that's my opinion.

I also remember when there was nothing on De Zavala...actually the Pizza Hut across the street from the Woods of Shavano was the very first thing to open like the same week my sister was born...April of '91. And now...oh now!
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Old 11-04-2010, 06:45 PM
 
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Living off Prue, my daughter's friends used to say we lived in the country. Foxes and coyotes strolled down the street. I remember a loose cow or two strolling down DeZavala. Remember the cows on the corner of Vance Jackson and Huebner?

Now it's pure suburbs.
We must have been neighbors, GEM

We used to ride our bikes to Hobby middle school ....didn't have to worry about traffic, even at 8 am...there wasn't any!

Doubt anyone remembers this, but this is a painting of Bolt's Garage...used to be on the corner of Fredricksburg and Huebner.....where the Chevron station is now. (sorry for the poor quality) My dad had his first job there around 1954! The little building in the background is DeLaney's Ice House.....That was where Prue road connects to Fred, rd. I still remember the 1st time my mom allowed me to go there with my brother on our bikes and get a Big Red....lol.

It's going to be awhile before all the construction is done....just hope it's worth it in the end!
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Old 11-04-2010, 10:33 PM
 
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Does anybody have any pictures of the DeZavala/Hobby/Clark area? This thread got me curious.
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Old 11-05-2010, 06:54 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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At 7am this morning, construction workers were already blocking one lane on westbound De Zavala at Wal-Mart.

Yesterday getting to the area around 4:25pm, even though there was only one lane open in each direction, it sucked less.
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Old 11-05-2010, 07:54 AM
 
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I live on Prue west of Babcock and coming going home in the evenings (from EB I-10, I take Vantage Way, to Network, to Lockhill (which turns into Pembrook) and then back onto Prue via Abe Lincoln > Spring Time. The stop signs on Abe Lincoln get backed up as well, but not nearly as bad as taking Prue all the way.

The Prue light at Babcock only stayes green for perhaps 10-15 seconds (to give priority to Babcock traffic I guess).
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Old 11-05-2010, 06:43 PM
 
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We used to ride our bikes to Hobby middle school ....didn't have to worry about traffic, even at 8 am...there wasn't any!
In the early 80s I used to ride my bike on Saturday mornings from Elm Creek down Lockhill Selma to DeZavala, up DeZavala and under I-10 all the way up to Tanglewood to visit friends. Almost zero traffic...

As for Hobby, Vance Jackson ended at Huebner Rd. back in the day, and Huebner Rd. ended at Lockhill Selma. This was all back in the 80s. Across Huebner from the Hobby football field was all woods on private property.

The only thing directly across the street from Clark was the subdivision, a car wash, and the 7-11. After school fights were held across the street at the Shavano Baptist Church parking lot.
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Old 11-06-2010, 04:07 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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In the early 80s I used to ride my bike on Saturday mornings from Elm Creek down Lockhill Selma to DeZavala, up DeZavala and under I-10 all the way up to Tanglewood to visit friends. Almost zero traffic...

As for Hobby, Vance Jackson ended at Huebner Rd. back in the day, and Huebner Rd. ended at Lockhill Selma. This was all back in the 80s. Across Huebner from the Hobby football field was all woods on private property.

The only thing directly across the street from Clark was the subdivision, a car wash, and the 7-11. After school fights were held across the street at the Shavano Baptist Church parking lot.
FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT!
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Old 11-06-2010, 02:44 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I live on Prue west of Babcock and coming going home in the evenings (from EB I-10, I take Vantage Way, to Network, to Lockhill (which turns into Pembrook) and then back onto Prue via Abe Lincoln > Spring Time. The stop signs on Abe Lincoln get backed up as well, but not nearly as bad as taking Prue all the way.

The Prue light at Babcock only stayes green for perhaps 10-15 seconds (to give priority to Babcock traffic I guess).
Friday afternoon I was on Prue westbound. I could see the traffic already backing up on Prue. So I turned left on Oakland, and then right on Lockhill. It actually wasn't bad, except the speed bumps on Lockhill. I think it was faster for me to get home, then staying on Prue. But Babcock is also only one lane in each direction, north of Lockhill before Prue.

Dang this area is a cluster.
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Old 11-06-2010, 05:20 PM
 
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Friday afternoon I was on Prue westbound. I could see the traffic already backing up on Prue. So I turned left on Oakland, and then right on Lockhill. It actually wasn't bad, except the speed bumps on Lockhill. I think it was faster for me to get home, then staying on Prue. But Babcock is also only one lane in each direction, north of Lockhill before Prue.

Dang this area is a cluster.
I was on Prue at about 6 last night. It took me about 15 minutes to get to Babcock. It was odd that it wasn't backed up.
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Old 11-06-2010, 05:37 PM
 
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I was on Prue at about 6 last night. It took me about 15 minutes to get to Babcock. It was odd that it wasn't backed up.
I put in a toll booth in front of the house.......That'll show em!
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