The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas on September 22, 1968 · Page 76
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas · Page 76

Freeport, Texas
Issue Date:
Sunday, September 22, 1968
Page 76
Start Free Trial

t»AGE A. tto«fMttMt-RMl fEMH*. flM tfUMfttft »*<*•, rtttpoft, t«ttu), Suirtty. Sept.. SI, 1968 Shywood being developed by veteran home builders tf £ SHYWOOD and its streets of beautiful homes has been developed at a steady pace this year in Lake Jackson's northwest sector. Other construction in this vicinity has included the Garden Oaks Apartments on Oyster Creek Dr. Shy- wood is also close to the new Bess Brannen Elementary School, located on That way at FM 2004. The Shywood home pictured here Is on That Way. Brazosporf Brazoria ORICKVENEER- 3 BEDROOM,! SEE MODEL AT 311 SHANKS. CLUTE BRAZOSPORT HARDWARE A firm that has been building homes In Lake Jackson for the past 13 years has sold around 85 homes during the past year. Texas Better Homes, with L. C. Morrison as president and E, L. Sauer as secretary, has been building all-brick, carpeted homes that feature decorator baths and central heating and air conditioning. The firm Is now developing Shywood Subdivision where homes are being built on Oak Drive, Linden Lane and Tulip Trail. The Tulip Trail homes range from 1,300 to 1,700 feet of floor space. The homes have three or four bedrooms and two full baths. They range In price from $18,000to$24,000. On Linden Lane the homes are on larger lots and contain 2,000 or more square feet of floor area. The homes have up to five bedrooms each and two and a half or three baths. The price range Is $30,000 and up. The homes being built on Linden Lane and Oak Drive are contract homes being built by Morrison & Sauer, the firm reported. South Parkwood Is another subdivision of Texas Better Homes. Marie Miller, sales agent for the firm, reported that almost all of those homes have been sold. These homes are located on Ash Lane, Narcissus and Nasturtium. Just recently the firm acquired all the creek lots in Lake Forest plus property on Iris and Forest Drive In that sector of the clly. Construction Is starting there and creek lots are being sold, Some of the firm's homes have been financed through FHA, but most have been acquired through conventional loans, the firm stated. Plans call for FHA houses In all subdivisions. These homes will range In price from $19,500 to $35,000, the firm stated. BEGONIA STHF.KT, another or Lake Forest's loops, has been developed this your. This attractive Luko Jackson subdivision will soon be completely developed as streets nt the northern ond, on * £f* l 4"'**W^->» J Oyntcr Creek, fiavo been pavctl Ihls fliiinm«r and are uwaltliiK construction of lioincs. Tin* home pictured Is on llegonla St. Abstract firm's business reflects building trends Statewide Title Co., an abstract firm that has been In existence for 1C years, has had offices In the Brazosport area for the past five years. Abstract firms, which guarantee titles on property, work hand In hand with attorneys and financial Institutions on closing loans on real estate. Statewide Title Co. Insures titles, guaranteeing that the title has no Imperfections and that the mortgage company holds a first Hen. This Involves a detailed study of the history of that piece of property to Insure that the purchaser has a clear title. Mrs. Jean White Dockall, manager of the Freeport off Ice of Statewide Title, said that service Is the most Important aspect of the abstract firm. Mrs. Dockall was with the loan-closing service at the Drazosport Savings and Loan for over 11 years before join- Ing Statewide Title about five months ago. She said the abstract business has been picking up sharply lately, reflecting an upward trend In construction In the area. Statewide Title has been working largely with the ABC Realty Co., owned by E. G. Poehls, IndeveloplngtheJones Creek Terrace area, she said. Other business has been scattered through the area, with some coming in from building going on between IN ANOTHER RECORD BREAKING YEAR FOR THE FAMILIES OtF THE BRAZOSPORT AREA WHO TAKE PRIDE IN THEIR HOMES LOOK AT THESE EXTRAS! • All Brick •Carpeted •Built-in All Electric Kitchens •Central Air and Heat • 3 to 4 Bedroom Homes •Use Your Plans or Ours •Build on Your Lot or Ours •All Panelled Family Rooms •Decorator Baths, Entryways, and breakfast area •FHA and Conventional Fianancing Available 247 Naicissu;, Lake J:ickion Occupied-Plecne do not distuib! LIVE BETTEI ELBTHULLV IN AN ELECTRIC MEDALLION HOME Quick, tMkwkiflf •Iwtric for m fc«UM»o»tf toy d«ctric mteoflu ImUfi CURRENTLY BUILDING IN 5 CHOICE AREAS; •SHYWOOD (Linden Lane & Tulip Trail) •SOUTH PARKWOOD (Nasturtium, Narcissus and Ash Lane) •LAKE FOREST (Begonia, Forest Drive (Creek Lots) & Iris St.) •OAK DRIVE •SYCAMORE (To be opened soon) KEEP A WATCH! TEXAS BETTER HOMES MORRISON & SAUER INVEST. CORP I. C. Morrison 302 Plantation Drive, Lake Jackson Merit Miller, sales agent, 297,41 SO E. I. Sauer 297-2418 Freeport and Angleton. Much of the financing of homes In the area Is being done through VA loans'Mrs Dockall said, and this alao ts adding to Statewide Title's business. "1 think we are In the best locality, at the hub of Indus- try, where Hie growth will . really begin. In the abstract*} business, growth Is a necessity, so the outlook Is good," Mrs. Dockall said. "We provide quick service to the buyers, sellers, ami the mortgagors, and that Is what they are looking for the most," she atld^d. Fun in sun or shade (Continued from Pago 1) nls tables and many table games available. Through the front door o( the building there Is a Inrgu Indoor swimming poo), a weight and uxerclse room and two courts where gamos such as badminton, volleyball or handball may bo played. A goal has ulso to Installed (or basketball practice. Many special activities such as dancos and group meetings ar« held In the Activity Room. A fee Is charged (or use of the front end of the building but use of the Activity Kcom facilities Is frea otltor than for special events. The Recreation Building, constructed with bond funds, was designed so that a gymnasium and other (acllltloscould be added when the need arises. The outdoor swimming pool in the original city park Is upon In the summer months. The city also participates In several summer ball programs by paying the light blUs. The tennis courts in Jasmine Park have proved popular additions to the recreation program and are used into tho night since lighting Is provided with those using tho courts paying a small feu. The City also hopos to get an additional area (or a large park. Any Improvement to tho city park on FM 2004 Spending more definite Texas Highway Dept. plans for a llous- ton-Brazosport freeway In the park area, Clute Is in the process of developing park land purchased two years ago. The 12 1/2 acre tract In the Ogg Elementary School area la to be turned Into a family recreational area. City Mgr. Jack Treaster said the beautifully wooded tract has been cleared enough to install areas (or playgrounds and for family picnics. The City also owns Cobb Field where there are two ball fields. The fields are used (or girls' soltball and teen-age ball teams. Both Clute and Lake Jackson, like Freeport, have conducted summer recreational programs similar to those begun by the school system, Frank w. Stevens of Angleton was appointed chairman of a County Parks Hoard which made Its original report to Commissioners Court about two years ago. Alter study, especially of boach areas, Die board rocom mo lid od zoning to restrict awlmmlng and surfing where (Istiermon congregate, nuch ax thu Jeltlos and Mshlng wharves J Thu Hoard also recommended that tho boach In the vicinity o( the County ParkatSurl- slde be set aside (or swimming and barricades t*> erected there to prohibit vehicular traffic. Also, the Hoard encourages thu installatlonoHOIodlvldual barbecue pit-sheltered table areas In the park. A few ar«9 already thoro. Other recommendation* were parking regulations at tho Jetties and restriction of boach venders. More signs to prevent littering and speeding were advocated. It was alao recommended that tho Court contact the Army Corps of Engineers at Gal-9 Tost on concerning the (eajlbll- tty of groins to prevent beach erosion, A goal of tho Board Is to obtain a County Park as part of the Texas Park* and Wildlife Dept. $75 million |>arka bond Issue, "The State (us Indicated It will utllmatoly make a park^ on a beach but there is no In-" dlcatlon they will put It here." said Stevons. The Board also urged that park land be acquired by the County aa land values are steadily increasing. The Board urged that every effort be made to keep the beaches clean and off-beactw parking be Instituted, • The beaches need places where trailers and campers may be parked, said Stevens. The Commissioners Court has yet to act on the recommendations, he said. He feels that, after a recent hearing by a Texas Senate group on beach problem8,0 some appropriation bill may take Into consideration the beach program, The State did, for the first time, this summer provide funds (or rontal and maintenance of portable restrooms at the beach. CITY RECREATION In Fweport nu QMB » major concern in recent years and one of the most wjoyad result* Is thlR outdoor swimming pool at th« Municipal Park.

What members have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,100+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free