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Business behind the back yard | West Side residents discover limitations in Texas zoning laws

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When a fireworks store went up just feet from their fences, Villages of Westcreek residents say they were surprised zoning laws don’t cover their neighborhood.

SAN ANTONIO — Dave Saenz cracked a wry smile as he opened the gate to his back yard.

“It’s a view,” he said, dryly. 

Trees on the property adjacent to Saenz’s used to shade his fence. Now, a metal frame looms over his patio. 

The building, soon to be a fireworks store, stands behind three homes in the Villages of Westcreek subdivision. The maroon siding is just a few feet from each property’s fence line. 

“It’s right behind their yard,” said Patricia Bennett, who lives across the street from Saenz. “Smack in the middle of our subdivision.”

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