Cleburne Times-Review, Cleburne, TX

Local News

June 20, 2013

Cleburne stalls on potential east side go-kart business

Owners plan to petition council July 9

Go Kart Mania Dirt Track and Party Place owner Lynn Limon said she thought the city would “be all over it” given that residents have long called for revitalization and new business development in the east side of Cleburne. 

“That’s one of the main things we thought,” Limon said. “That this will bring people to the east side and probably help the businesses that are already here and maybe even bring some new businesses here.”

Limon’s hope is to transform about seven wooded acres in the 1500 block of East Henderson Street into a combination go-kart track and family friendly amusement center.

The Cleburne Planning and Zoning Commission derailed, temporarily at least, plans during their June 9 meeting. The commission doesn’t approve, but rather recommends proposals, which require city council approval. Commission members that night deadlocked 3-3 on Limon’s request. Limon must now present her proposal to the city council during their 5:30 p.m. July 9 meeting and hope at least five of the six members approve.

Limon set up a Go Kart Mania Facebook page and website and distributed petitions in support of her project, which she plans to present to council members.

P&Z members split, Limon and city officials said, after one or two adjacent land owners objected to dust and noise.

Noise would not be an issue, Limon said, given that the property is surrounded by trees and sits off the road behind an auto repair shop. Limon had her children, Megan and Matthew, drive go-karts around the partially completed dirt-surface track Tuesday afternoon to demonstrate that dust will not be a significant problem. Limon said she plans to treat the track to further reduce the chance of dust. Limon said she’s willing to work with the city to ensure her property meets all safety and city codes.

Text Only
Local News
  • _MG_1067.JPG A family tradition

    A box containing custom-made reins addressed to a woman in Placerville, Calif., sits on the counter just inside the door at McDaniel Custom Saddle. Ron McDaniel stands behind the counter, packing three custom-made leather knife sheaths that are headed to Pennsylvania.

    April 23, 2014 3 Photos

  • The top 12 government programs ever

    Which federal programs and policies succeed in being cost-effective and targeting those who need them most? These two tests are obvious: After all, why would we spend taxpayers' money on a program that isn't worth what it costs or helps those who do not need help?

    April 23, 2014

  • IMG_1639.JPG Two downtown buildings deemed unsafe

    Cleburne Building and Standards Commission members ordered fencing placed around two adjoining downtown buildings by Saturday for public safety reasons during their April 16 meeting.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • lanyards.jpg Adams students become entrepreneurs

    A group of Adams Elementary School fourth-graders have taken on the role of entrepreneurs in an effort to raise funds for their annual trip to YMCA Camp Grady Spruce.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Driver bugs out; woman sweeps her way into jail

    The culprit of a Monday single-vehicle accident was long gone by the time Cleburne police and firefighters arrived on scene. Rescue workers responded at 9:50 p.m. to the 2200 block of North Main to find a Chevrolet Silverado with heavy front end and undercarriage damage.

    April 23, 2014

  • RVISD assigned TEA monitor

    When the Texas Education Agency assigned Bobby Parker of Waxahachie to monitor Rio Vista ISD, his first job was to potentially shut the struggling district down.

    April 23, 2014

  • IMG_6898.JPG Fuel check

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • ESD paramedic delivers baby on the side of the road

    Lt. Donny Hallmark has been a paramedic for about 10 years, and he’s seen more than one baby being born. But Tuesday morning was a first for the Johnson County Emergency Services District No. 1 firefighter when he helped deliver a baby by himself — in a car on the side of the road.

    April 22, 2014

  • _MG_0966.JPG Open carry advocates

    A handful of Second Amendment activists gathered on the courthouse square in Cleburne Saturday afternoon for an open carry rally, advocating for Texans’ right to openly carry a handgun.

    April 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • IMG_5065.JPG King’s Daughters create dresses for girls around the world

    Somewhere in the world a girl will be wearing a dress made by someone in Cleburne.

    April 22, 2014 2 Photos

Front page
Latest CTR Videos
Facebook
Front page
Front page
Front page
Front page
Front page
Front page
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Front page
House Ads
Featured Ads
CTR Sports
Follow us on twitter