• PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Ted Trakas In 1998 a fair number of us participated with City planning personnel in setting goals for the neighborhood. We identified Goals in three areas: Traffic, Safety and Land Use Development. We also identified (general) Strategies and (specific) Defined Strategies. The result was the “VJ Neighborhood Goals Report”, which we have reproduced […]

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  • PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Ted Trakas We have good news for Zoning case 2004289, in which Verizon Wireless sought a special use permit (SUP) for a 20-foot extension of the cell phone tower behind the Oak Ridge Baptist Church at Wurzbach and Vance Jackson, and addition of new antennas for their use. VJ directors reach a compromise […]

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  • PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Ted Trakas Let’s see what happened with two items mentioned in the last newsletter. VJ joined other neighborhood groups to host the District 8 Mayoral Forum on February 22 at Hobby Middle School. Neighborhood attendees asked good questions. Julián Castro, Phil Hardberger, and Carroll Schubert, the three major candidates for mayor, debated these […]

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  • PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Ted Trakas Gilbert E. Barrera has staged annual springtime sculpture shows the last few years on family properties on Vance Jackson (VJ) across from  Howsman Elementary School. These shows have been well received by the viewing public: combined sales of some 65 sculptures, grossing more than $125,000; and attendance by some 6000 visitors, […]

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