“Churchill Farms” Coming to Katy/Fulshear

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Beazer Homes, an Atlanta based builder, recently closed on 209 acres on FM 1463 for a development to be called Churchhill Farms. According to The Houston Chronicle,  “Named after the founder of Fulshear, Churchill Fulshear, Churchill Farms will have 550 lots, more than 40 acres of open space, a 10-acre lake and a community pool and clubhouse.” The first model homes are scheduled to open in January 2012.

The Cardiff family, one of Katy’s oldest families, retained this last tract of the old family homestead. The land was purchased by the Cardiff family in 1924 and recently sold to Beazer.

The Chronicle went on to say, “Homes will range from $150,000 to $250,000, depending on the lot sizes. The smaller lots are targeting single professionals working in the Energy Corridor in west Houston or medical professionals working in the hospitals along I-10. The larger lots will likely house move-ups.”

Beazer has announced that preliminary plans include 16 acres of retail and commercial development.

To tour Katy or Fulshear homes and work with a Realtor who can assist you in negotiations, call me at 713-818-2404. I have sold Katy real estate for over 21 years. Experience does count!

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Katy Hero Inspires Christian Movie

Coming this year, on DVD, is a much touted movie, “The Heart of Texas”, starring Katy locals. Critics have given it four-stars.

About the story: When tragedy pierces the heart of a small community on the quiet Texas plains, (Katy), it’s townspeople witness what can happen when grace and forgiveness triumph over anguish and outrage.

Against the clamorous traffic of our crowded lives, a story of such tender mercy can seem more of a work of fiction or a wishful tale…yet every moment of this unbelievable story is true.

What Others are Saying:

“The Heart of Texas provides a cinematic experience that will last long after the viewing, a true tale of loss and redemption that will become a part your life.”
Ron Maxwell, Writer-Director of “Gettysburg and Gods & Generals”

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“I loved this story the first time I saw it….an incredible documentary on the awesome power of God’s love that everyone needs to see.”
Chuck Norris, Actor/Producer/Author of the N.Y.Times Bestseller “Blackbelt Patriotism”

“Down through history, human beings have been wired for stories of sacrifice, courage, redemption and forgiveness. Every man, woman and child has been created with soul-strings running through their lives that reverberate with meaning and power when plucked by certain stories. The Heart of Texas is one of those stories, an unforgettable miracle that would seem almost unbelievable — if it were not 100 percent true. Don’t miss this story. Let it change your life.”
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Country Living in Brookshire’s Willow Creek Farms

Nearly 20 years ago when I became a Realtor specializing in Katy, it was an entirely different world. Now, Katy’s new construction is pushing into outlying country towns forever changing the lifestyle of these small outposts. One such town is Brookshire just west of Katy on I-10.

Ryland Homes and Ashton Woods Homes have opened their new Brookshire development Willow Creek Farms. The community, being developed in 55S’ lots, is in close proximity to shopping, I-10 and has easy access to the Grand Parkway. Willow Creek Farms will feature over 600 homesites with walking trails, a full Olympic style pool, recreational center, splash pad and a park. The HOA dues will be $450 annually. Read the rest of this entry »

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History of Cinco Ranch

Compliments of Wikipedia

The Cinco Ranch community goes back to before Texas became a Republic. In the 1820s, pioneer Moses Austin was granted by the Spanish government the authority to settle 300 families in the valleys of the Brazos and Colorado rivers. He died before he was able to accomplish this, but his son Stephen F. Austin was able to complete his father’s wishes, even under the newly established Mexican government. One of the men who moved into these 300 slots of land (each one over 4000 acres (16 km²) was Randolph Foster, whose land spread across Fort Bend and Waller counties and upon which wild horses, deer, Indians and buffalo lived.

Foster’s daughter married Thomas Blakeley, cattleman and future sheriff of Fort Bend County. Their son, Bassett Blakeley, Read the rest of this entry »

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