NEED NOT WORRY
Will Not Use Highway.
to the county commissioners, citizens of Irving and that community
need not worry over a permit being issued a certain interurban
railroad to use the county road for the building of its track.
A petition was filed by Irving citizens with the commissioners
on Saturday, asking that such permission be not granted, and
- October 7, 1907,
Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 2, col. 6.
It is stated in the petition that
the county road has been improved recently, at great cost to
the county, and that it is now in good condition for travel to
and from the city; that should the permit be granted, the railroad
company to build their track over the road. People traveling
in vehicles would be compelled to use either side of the highway,
and that such would put them to great hardship, etc. The meat
of the petition is contained in the following:
"The cost of a right of way
is such a small amount compared with the cost of constructing
the highway that we realize that if the builders of the interurban
line desire to construct same, they will not stand back on account
of the failure of the people to donate a right of way."
Commissioner Pippin said this morning
that he had informed several residents of the Irving community
that a permit to use the county road in the building of the interurban
line, would not be granted, and that they need not fear that
it would be, nor petition the court again not to allow it.
"That road has been improved
at a great cost," said Mr. Pippin, "as the petition
states, and it would be foolish for this court to allow it to
be torn up to permit the interurban people to lay their rails.
It is needless apprehension on the part of the Irving citizenship,
for as far as I am concerned, such a permit will never be granted,
and I am positive the other members of the court are of the same
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July 2, 2004:
NEW HOMES GOING
UP AT IRVING
Tex., May 31 (Special). -- Many new homes, one duplex apartment,
one store building and a church are being constructed in Irving
and community. Among these are: Frame cottages for Mr. and Mrs.
Adolph Walker, Mr. and Mrs. Grady Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Sales and Mr. Towngate; a two-story home for S. A. Rudd; a brick
veneered ranch-type home for Mr. and Mrs. Allen McQuhae; a stone
veneer for Rudolph Korinek; a new rock cathedral style church
for the Methodist congregation; a new store building for M. M.
Garrett and Chester Gibbs and a duplex apartment for J. F. Boatwright.
- May 31, 1937, Dallas
Daily Times Herald, Sec. II, p. 10, col. 5.
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October 31, 2004:
Tex., Aug. 9 (Special). -- The meeting of the Irving School District
tax equalization board was turned into a riot this morning when
some 200 members of the independent school district taxpayers'
league gathered to protest recent hikes in property values.
The equalization board had closed
the school building against the protesting taxpayers. The rioting
started on the school grounds and the protestants broke into
the building and took charge of the meeting.
The members of the board of equalization
Property Values Hiked.
- August 9, 1937, Dallas
Daily Times Herald, Sec. I, p. 4, col. 6.
The taxpayers then named a committee
of ten representative citizens to revalue the property of the
district. This work is to begin immediately. It is charged by
the taxpayers that the equalization board hiked the value on
property in the district from 100 to 500 per cent in their valuations
for tax purposes this year.
No damage was reported to the school
building as a result of the taxpayers breaking in. No injuries
resulted from the rioting.
The taxpayers' group, at a meeting
in the building after the disturbance, decided to hold a mass
meeting at the schoolhouse to-morrow night at 8 o'clock, at which
time tax values and other things pertaining to the school will
The members of the equalization
board are L. R. Arensman, Lawrence Jasper, W. B. Yopp, Louis
Hancock and Buck Mitchell. The latter, one of the leading property
owners in the district, left the meeting after the taxpayers
broke into the building.
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