Rebecca Verm, Gabi Graves and Blackwood Land

February 20, 2018

Blackwood is a farm, an educational center for all sorts of things, 33 acres of ecosystems working together–and it’s a quiet, serene part of our world.  Rebecca and Gabi come on to tell us of the changes over the years  as the farm matures to host more of a perennial agriculture,  the ecology develops–and they tell of all the new programs happening this spring that will teach about these changes.

 

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Jim Blackburn and the Bayou City Initiative

January 30, 2018

Flooding, Houston: two words that go together, and the Bayou City Initiative has been formed to add a new dimension to the discussion.  Organizations and leaders from all over the Houston area are involved with the common goals of transparency and equity.  A first priority is a good flooding bond issue proposal, the time for voting “them” money to fix something and decisions made behind closed doors is over, oh, maybe not.  It’s only going to work if we stayed involved.

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Daphne Scarborough and Stop the District

February 6, 2018

The Montrose Management District, its politically appointed board, and its consultant have been controversial since the district’s beginning, and the subject of several lawsuits.  Daphne is a small  business (very small, as are most of the business in the district) owner in the district and come in with an update about the various court cases, the order to validate the signatures on the petition to dissolve the district–as well as the overarching issue: surprise taxation without representation.  We would like to have the District on to discuss the issues involved.

 

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