Marriage Made in Heaven as Historic Aldredge House's Foes, Friends Unite Over New Rules

The foundation that runs the historic Aldredge House appeared headed for a final contentious hearing with its Swiss Avenue neighbors - the last chapter in a nasty divorce that started as a dispute over the home's use as a wedding venue.But by the time the two sides reached the microphone in City Council chambers, about three years of irreconcilable differences were set aside. Council member Philip Kingston announced a compromise in new restrictions. And David Dean, the lead opposition and former Texas Secretary of State, joined the foundation's zoning consultant, Rob Baldwin, in supporting it.Just like that -- more than two years after the saga on Swiss Avenue began -- the divisive zoning issue was over without any further discussion.  Continue reading...

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