|Whisky Whiskers having a Thanksgiving cocktail early this year.|
WOODHAVEN ESTATES MASTER PLAN COMMUNITY PRESENTATION AT WCCC. LANDOWNER PRESENTATION BY CHARLES EUGENE CAMPBELL.
|Meeting held on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 9:00AM at Waller County Commissioner Court.|
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) are preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a 240-mile high-speed rail project from Dallas to Houston proposed by the Texas Central High-Speed Railway, LLC (TCR)
At this stage in the development of the EIS, input is being sought from the public, and federal, state, and local agencies on the proposed alignment alternatives for the project. This process, called scoping, consists of agency coordination/scoping meetings and public scoping meetings.Please plan to attend one of our six public scoping meetings listed at the right to learn more about this 240-mile high speed rail project proposed by the Texas Central High-Speed Railway, LLC (TCR). These meetings are similar to an earlier set of scoping meetings held in late October in other locations.
FRA and TxDOT welcome all comments from interested individuals, organizations, or businesses regarding alternative alignments and station locations, as well as any significant social, economic, or environmental impacts related to the Dallas to Houston High-Speed Rail project.
Public comments will be accepted throughout the EIS Process and those received by January 9, 2015 will be included in a scoping report.
For more information, please contact Michael Johnsen, Federal Railroad Administration, Michael.johnsen@ or 202-493-1310, visit the project website at www.DallasHoustonHSR.com, or call us toll-free at 844-541-1875
Register of Actions Case No. 13-03-21872 CITY OF HEMPSTEAD, TEXAS v. WALLER COUNTY, TEXAS, COUNTY JUDGE GLENN BECKENDORFF, COMMISSIONER FRANK POKLUDA, COMMISSIONER STAN KITZMAN, COMMISSIONER JERON BARNETT, COMMISSIONER JOHN AMSLER, and PINTAIL LANDFILL, L.L.C.
|Defendant||AMSLER, JOHN||James P Allison|
|Waller, TX 77484|
|Defendant||BARNETT, JERON||James P Allison|
|HEMPSTEAD, TX 77445|
|Defendant||BECKENDORFF, GLENN||James P Allison|
|Katy, TX 77493-7493|
|Defendant||KITZMAN, STAN||James P Allison|
|Brookshire, TX 77423|
|Defendant||PINTAIL LANDFILL, L.L.C.||Brent W Ryan|
|Dallas, TX 75201|
|Defendant||POKLUDA, FRANK||James P Allison|
|Waller, TX 77484|
|Defendant||WALLER COUNTY, TEXAS||James P Allison|
|HEMPSTEAD, TX 77445|
|Plaintiff||CITY OF HEMPSTEAD, TEXAS||Arthur L Pertile, III|
|HEMPSTEAD, TX 77445|
|OTHER EVENTS AND HEARINGS|
|03/20/2013||Original Petition (OCA)|
|03/20/2013||CIVIL CASE INFORMATION SHEET|
|03/20/2013||CITATION BY CERTIFIED MAIL|
Motion for Expedited Discovery
|03/21/2013||Temporary Restraining Order|
|Greetings Constable Smith, It is NOT illegal to record the conversations. I run as many as 3 video and audio recorders when I make public contact. I may need to replay the conversation at a criminal trial, in the near future. Cameras don't lie.|
HOUSTON CHRONICLE-Hempstead ISD superintendent faces criminal charges
By Anita Hassan | June 19, 2014 | Updated: June 19, 2014 10:27pmThe embattled superintendent of the Hempstead Independent School District surrendered to authorities Thursday afternoon after being indicted on charges of falsifying her résumé.
The charges against the superintendent, Delma Flores-Smith, are the latest development in a racially charged drama that has played out since she assumed leadership of the small school system northwest of Houston 10 months ago.
A grand jury Monday indicted Flores-Smith on three counts of tampering with a government record, according to court documents. The charge is a class A misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail.
The indictment alleges that in January, Flores-Smith "impaired" the availability of her résumé, a government document, to former school board member Kay Kloecker, who requested it through a public information law. Flores-Smith also is accused of having presented a copy of her résumé that was not the same one on file with the school district and of having done so "with knowledge of its falsity," court documents state.
"There's nothing in the indictment that indicates what the falsity is," said Brent Mayr, Flores-Smith's attorney, saying his client is innocent. "People who are unhappy with the decisions she's making are pushing these charges."
Kloecker said she could not comment. Mayr said he had advised his client not to comment. School board members could not be reached.
The controversy in Hempstead ISD began when Flores-Smith - placed on administrative leave last week - became superintendent last August. Shortly after taking over, Flores-Smith oversaw a financial review by an independent auditor that led to the suspension of the district's business manager for allegedly steering contracts to a plumbing company owned by her husband.
Then in November, Flores-Smith made national headlines when she suspended the principal of Hempstead Middle School, Amy Lacey, for directing students over the intercom not to speak Spanish while on campus. The board later voted not to renew Lacey's contract. She has filed an appeal and is seeking a hearing before the board.
A few months later, Flores-Smith suspended the Hempstead ISD police chief, saying he failed to properly investigate the vandalism of three school buses.
Augustin Pinedo, director of the League of United Latin American Citizens Region 18, said he believes the suspension and criminal charges against Flores-Smith are backlash from officials who disagree with her decisions.
"It's like an ongoing retaliation because she got rid of these people to clean up the place," he said.
Flores-Smith turned herself in at the Waller County Jail around 4 p.m. Wednesday. She posted $1,500 bail and was released.
University of Houston criminal law professor Sandra Guerra Thompson
Using other methods
"It's been applied in situations where you wouldn't expect it to be," she said.
Thompson said that using an alleged falsity on a résumé to bring criminal charges is troubling.
"If there isn't really a good, justifiable cause for using criminal sanctions, then we should use less severe sanctions" such as through internal disciplinary action, Thompson said. "If that's enough to remedy the harm, that's what should be preferred."
|Purchased a $30,000.00 sign knowing that HISD was broke!|
With Waller County growth comes need for hate crime resourcesFOX 26 News | MyFoxHouston
FOX 26 News | MyFoxHouston
MyFoxHouston - With some major efforts underway, the District Attorney's Office is working to stomp out the hate in Waller County.
County officials say that with the growth they are now seeing, they expect more diversity. Because of that, they're now preparing to take on those who target people who are different. Part of that effort includes a hotline and law enforcement officers who are trained to deal with the issue.
Warren Diepraam with the Waller County District Attorney's office says the program will be off the ground and running by mid-December.
|Don and Betty Hart ( sister of District Judge Buddy McCaig and councilwoman Nancy Arnold) video recording the first African-American to be elected in the City of Waller.|
|Waller City Councilman, Sid Johnson-biggest target of hate crimes in Waller County, Texas.|
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