Borgfeld Road Phase II
If you’ve noticed the flashing marquees out on Borgfeld Road and in other locations near it, you know that Phase II of the Borgfeld Road expansion will begin shortly. Later this month look for the beginnings of road construction work as the project gets underway. As with Phase I work, expect travel delays and road construction which will impacts traffic on a regular basis as the project continues. If you travel that route, take note you may want to adjust the time you allow to travel it or find alternate routes while the project is underway. Once completed, Phase II will look much like Phase I with features like 4 travel lanes and turn lanes.
February Timberwood Park HOA Meeting
To read notes from the HOA meeting in February click here. Scroll down and on the left side of the Documents page of www.timberwoodparksa.org web page you will find the Feb 7 2017 HOA meeting notes “button” for more detail.
An article for the neighborhood newsletter has been submitted with more detail about the cemetery. For those who would like to know a little about it, here is a summary of the article submitted to be published in the newsletter:
After more than a 5-year process to complete, The Texas Historical Commission (THC) recently approved and designated GERFERS CEMETERY as a Historic Texas Cemetery. The distinction means the cemetery has been legally recorded through the THC’s Cemetery Preservation Program, an important step in ensuring its preservation.
Gerfers Cemetery is thought to originally be part of what was once known as the Old Panther Springs Ranch, a vast area of undeveloped Northern Bexar County, prior to eventually becoming part of the Timberwood Park Development when Timberwood Development Company purchased a portion of the ranch land which included the cemetery to develop it into home sites. There are 21 visible gravesites within the cemetery, the oldest being from 1877 and the most recent dating to 1922. Many of the gravesites are of the Gerfer family, thus the name of the cemetery. The property on which it sits is currently owned by Timberwood Park Owners Association as a part of the common areas of the development.
The designation is reserved for cemeteries that are at least 50 years old and documented through the Historic Texas Cemetery designation process to record their historic association and significance. The very nature of a cemetery as a landmark of a family’s or community’s presence is considered to validate the criteria of historical associations. “Cemeteries are important keys in the history of Texas. Designation as a Historic Texas Cemetery helps increase public awareness of these important cultural resources,” said Mark Wolfe, executive director of the THC. “Knowledge and education are among the best ways to guarantee the preservation of a historic cemetery.” By accomplishing this designation, Gerfers Cemetery becomes a recorded part of history in this area and this helps preserve the cemetery by alerting present and future landowners of the presence of this important historical resource within their community.