Courts

RUD PROSECUTOR : But, They had Money!

During a trial in which a Montgomery County man was accused of illegal voting in a special utility district, the defense counsel questioned the validity of two voters who were said by the state to have voted legally in the same election. Like the defendant, the legal voters were temporary residents. But, “they had money,” said David Glickler, the lawyer representing the state Attorney General’s office. Such is the power in special districts around the state, often outposts of undeveloped land that are owned by developers, who in turn create mini-governments that tax new residents to cover the costs of development.

By Citizen X, ago
Nation

Deliberately Flooded – Our Hurricane Harvey Story

Our home survived 36 inches of rain from Hurricane Harvey from Friday August 25th through Sunday August 27th without any flooding and not even water on the street. Then on Sunday August 27th at 19:00 electricity to our neighborhood was cut off followed by the release of the Barker Reservoir dam on Monday August 28th at 02:00 which flooded our home, subdivision and nearby neighborhoods. We were not given prior warning or a chance to evacuate before we were deliberately flooded in the middle of the night. We were literally in the dark about the dam release being with electricity.

By Citizen X, ago