SANTA FE, Texas — Whether it’s the ability to shoot guns in the backyard, work on antique tractor engines or sell a plate of tacos to customers, residents of the Algoa area fighting Santa Fe’s plans to annex their properties say their fight is about freedom. City officials pushing for the annexation of 1,209 acres of property on the city’s northeast side say it is about managing future growth.
Included in the five-part annexation are 70 acres of land along state Highway 6 near Santa Fe High School. There’s also a 412-acre tract near Tower Road and a 236-acre tract near Jack Beaver Road planned for annexation. Another 1,000 feet of property along state Highway 6 between the city and Algoa also is part of the plan that if approved by city council in two separate votes would be part of the city by this fall.
Paula Moralez, owner of Paula’s Tacos to Go at 17722 state Highway 6, said her fledging business faces a double whammy should the city council approve the annexation plan.
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