Saved from demolition
Apr 25, 2012 | 609 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print

Editor, County Press

REFUGIO — The historic Whitlow home on Alamo Street in Refugio may be saved from demolition.

Jack Whitlow, an heir to the property, told the Refugio Council Tuesday night that he has a buyer who wants to repair the home. Whitlow also said the damage to the home is mostly cosmetic since the structure is constructed of double-boarded cypress.

The home was inspected and targeted for demolition. Since the initial inspection involved only the outside of the home, another inspection will be done on the inside. In the meantime, the owners will have 60 days to start the demolition if the home is not deemed salvageable.

In water matters, the council approved a water and sewer study to assess future needs for economic development. The study will be paid out of economic development sales tax monies if approved by the town of Refugio Economic Development Corporation.

In other matters, the council approved two requests for hotel/motel tax funds, including $1,500 to the Community Cemetery Association for the Juneteenth Celebration; and $2,584 to the 4-H judging team.

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