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Journal (Newspaper) - September 20, 1979, Friendswood, Texas NAL by Fif Tl art before e horse TEVE WEAVER brochure touts A Promised Land built with warn ol man living In peace man and In harmony with s of the promised land are O go up for but It may while before pilgrims see dreams of a bucolic existence mator Curtis a former legislator whos heading up ales end of the says ones mat hell soon be selling Bites m Section I of the long said that the predevelop i saw of about 125 home would begin after he got Developer offers you cant get a building permit until streets and utilities go In word from Washington on the sub divisions HUD registration an approval process that should taKe about a At the the Section I acreage as well as the rest of the subdivision Is unimproved coastal A sell for about Ford While the subdivisions de the Baumelster Corpora tion has received all the necessary plat approvals from the It has not put In or sewer Ford said he looked for these amenities to be complete In about a or maybe 18 City building Inspector Calk said that building permits could not be Issued until streets and utilities had been Installed and approved by the He acknowledged that property buyers In West would not be able to build homes there until the street and utility work had been In Stt e The Sunset bridge was schools were arid streets were flooded In places all over town as rain con to fall And there was a general air of nervousness as everyone wondered If we were In for a repeat of the July 26 At the Journals press time the area was still under a flash flood Photo by Selma Engel Lowe says his price for club is million Realtor huffy about citys S Williams and Glynn Lunney have been chosen Merit The two High ors now advance to another level of competition they may qualify for fat scholarship BY STEVE WEAVER About hundred turned Sim Meadow to find out how much money Ralph Lowe would take for his country And while Lowes asking price million for the golf and rolling stock got no Immediate takers from the club members In at they want to A committee will make a study of the bid and see If club members can strike a There was general agreement that having the members buy the club would solve a lot of Meeting chairman Howard coxon said that the proposed pur chase might Improve club facil expand the and raise property values In the sub division as a The prospect Of Lowes selling or closing the club has spurred Interest In a f Harold Clayton up the situation this way has operated the club for six years at a loss of to a He says hes not going to continue to operate at a which means he can sell it or close In the clubs ownership extends beyond the circle of golfers and other club members who dominated last Thursday nights A number of homeowners who are not club members were Harris pres ident of the Sun Meadow home owners will serve on the committee that studies Lowes Some homeowners and civic leaders In the subdivision are con about the golf course because they fear that or another might build houses Is During the meeting Lowe ex denied that he had any plans to build any new homes which would deprive current homeowners of the views for which they paid He at the furor over the golf course lots to misleading age by the local Lowe said that stories about possible construction on the golf were primarily In the papers to sell you He said he had no plans to do anything like Lowe has not undertaken any residential development on the golf course or He acknowledged to a reporter and to others that See Country Page 8 Carrel I Wyont withdrew a sign variance request after It became Crystal the ol adjustment wasnt about to grant a real estate man who acknowledged that he hadnt known about the new city sign ordinance prior to the hearing was Irked by tho turn of I assume that these people the board of adjustment and the city zoning administrator speak for a very small portion of the he remarked after the Sam Kennedy ot the Federal Sign Company technically made the variance His company built the square loot sign which was about 17 square feet larger than the sign ordinance allowed that Wyont wanted 10 See 6 Cop cars crash in robber chase Houston Sunn was traveling south on was going to Coleman f SELMA ee policemen were Injured n cars collided headon e tney were chasing a trio of robbery i to Hermann Hospital o members of the Pearland warrant officer Mark Humphries and sergeant Bob and Houston officer Lee The got Humphries was at the wheel and Walter was In the passenger seat of an unmarked police car speeding north through Houston on Road Tuesday after noon behind an olive green Occupants of the were suspected of robbing the attendant at gunpoint at the Fotomat on the Gibsons parking lot In was traveling south on to assist the Pearland The two police vehicles met a little south of South Pearland patrol captain Buzz Wyke speculated that mis took the Pearland police car for the hijackers vehicle and was going to cut It patrolman Russell who was following the Pearland officers as a said the Houston officer got out of the Houston patrol car holding a Pearland detective captain Ron Coleman said the cause of tho accident Is under Vicki called the Pear land police station at about 3 PM Tuesday and Ive been Detective Jay Chapman said See One flood aftermath Family camps on concrete as debts mount BY SELMA Life was going well for Mike and Lynn They had a lovely money In the a good and two nice Tien came the flood on July Mka still has his job with a Kent salary and the kids are fine out their home Is a their savings are gone and they are In Their furnishings consist of teds and two army all plus e game table and our chairs which survived the Lynn cooks with a collection o small some of them aiso And things arent likely to get f y better until they receive their ood insurance money so that they Mn set on with repairing and their home and pay oil their Were no worse off than other Insurance Isnt a magic flood victims See story on Page people and better off than Lynn The Chathams dipped Into their savings to start fixing up their house after their flood Insurance claim was settled on Lynn said the adjuster assured them the payment would arrive within seven to ten days so they didnt even bother to ask for an advance on the Five weeks later they were still waiting for the After they agreed to a settle ment with the insurance Lynn said they hired someone to make repairs and paid him for the work out of their When they ran out of savings they let him Like lots of other people they werent carrying enough flood Insurance to cover their losses so they got ready to do some of the work Mike bought sheetrock and new tools his had been lost In the They had to buy a new refrigera washer and dryer Sears said their flooded ones could not be They havent done anything yet about their oven and Lynn Is making do with the portable appliances for the time Meanwhile all their normal living expenses continue mort gage utility Mike has gotten two advances on his salary from States Asphalt and the company has also loaned him money at no Lynn said she doesnt mind the mess In her house although shes See All the comforts of home are an army cot for a chair and another cot for a music rack as Brendan Chatham practices his Photo by Selma Engel
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