NOLANVILLE — City officials Thursday began the process of annexing another 28 acres into Nolanville city limits.

The property will be in the Bella Charca subdivision, and part of it is the developer’s personal home.

John Blackenship, the Bella Charca subdivision developer, said his 19-acre property was not included in the subdivision plans presented to the city in 2005.

After seeing how well the subdivision progressed, however, he took steps to include his property and some additional land in the development plans, creating a subsectioned area known as Heritage Estates, which includes additional lots.

“My home, the property itself, was originally a cattle ranch, and adjacent to my home are barns and pens, like what would be at a cattle ranch,” Blackenship said. “And, as the neighborhood approaches my home, we wanted to keep the area around my house aesthetically similar to the format of the ranch.”

The proposed 35 lots of Heritage Estates would be situated farther back from the road, he said. They also would be more rural in character, with half-acre or more lot sizes. City Manager Stephen Pearl said the city has only agreed to consider annexation.

The next steps in the annexation process include two public hearings scheduled for 6 p.m. April 3 and April 10 at the J.W. Sims Community Center. The city is projected to make a final decision on the annexation during a special session April 10, Pearl said.

Contact Courtney Griffin at or 254-501-7559

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