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Old 07-26-2022, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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BS, That basically landed in her lap by default (Thank Emmett and Harvey). Flood control was already in motion. I'd be curious to know how much money was allocated to her political friends
Just make $hit up and believe what you choose to believe at this point. Its what you are doing.

 
Old 07-26-2022, 03:13 PM
 
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Nobody even knew who Lina was before she was “elected.”
You are right,
but everybody in Houston knew who Ed Emmett was, after being Harris County judge for 11 years.

Nobody voted for Hidalgo, everybody voted against Emmett
 
Old 07-26-2022, 03:23 PM
 
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Just make $hit up and believe what you choose to believe at this point. Its what you are doing.
I was told by a commissioner way back in time, if a guy couldn't increase his assets by 7 Million a year he was an ineffective commissioner.

Nothing was like one admitting in court he was given land by Don Hand in return for a bridge over Cypress Creek. He even had the balls to say it was not worth anything until he sold it. There was no value. Bet it helped his balance sheet.

Tom Bass said the Commissioner's court was the stronghold of the spoils system in Texas.

At least the judges didn't flaunt it like some commissioners.

I don't think she is seasoned enough in how to cover graft to pull off anything significant yet.
 
Old 07-26-2022, 04:52 PM
 
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IIRC, there have been group after group and study after study regarding what to do with the Dome since I came back to Houston in 1998.

It's like nobody wants granny's stuff but it's too good to give it to the Goodwill so it sits.

I was shocked when she got elected. But, so far it appears her hand is not in some developer's pocket like some past commissioners. I have no quarrel with any previous Judge.
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I was told by a commissioner way back in time, if a guy couldn't increase his assets by 7 Million a year he was an ineffective commissioner.

Nothing was like one admitting in court he was given land by Don Hand in return for a bridge over Cypress Creek. He even had the balls to say it was not worth anything until he sold it. There was no value. Bet it helped his balance sheet.

Tom Bass said the Commissioner's court was the stronghold of the spoils system in Texas.

At least the judges didn't flaunt it like some commissioners.

I don't think she is seasoned enough in how to cover graft to pull off anything significant yet.
Hidalgo doesn't take campaign contributions from County vendors(and has returned them when it occurred), unlike the 4 commissioners. Personally, I think that taking contributions from County vendors should be illegal, or at least require recusal from any vote involving said vendors.

Texas really needs more transparency for politicians.
 
Old 07-26-2022, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Katy,TX.
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Just make $hit up and believe what you choose to believe at this point. Its what you are doing.
Kind of like that COVID-19 outreach scheme
 
Old 07-26-2022, 06:38 PM
 
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Nothing was like one admitting in court he was given land by Don Hand in return for a bridge over Cypress Creek. He even had the balls to say it was not worth anything until he sold it. There was no value. Bet it helped his balance sheet.
That might explain the Parramatta Ln. highway overpass over I-45 in north Houston
It takes you from nowhere to nowhere
 
Old 07-26-2022, 08:44 PM
 
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That might explain the Parramatta Ln. highway overpass over I-45 in north Houston
It takes you from nowhere to nowhere
It does make it easy to get from the Subaru dealer on to 45 headed South, though.
 
Old 07-27-2022, 07:53 AM
 
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That might explain the Parramatta Ln. highway overpass over I-45 in north Houston
It takes you from nowhere to nowhere
There were lots of county roads to nowhere. Especially in west Harris county.

The one mentioned in cc was the bridge on Champions Forest over Cypress Creek. Hand put in the low side so his development was accessible from 1960. He needed the blvd finished over the creek high enough that it wouldn't flood.
 
Old 07-27-2022, 07:55 AM
 
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It does make it easy to get from the Subaru dealer on to 45 headed South, though.
Every little bit helps. We bought 2 cars at that dealership.

Now the one on 290 is closer.
 
Old 07-27-2022, 05:54 PM
 
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It does make it easy to get from the Subaru dealer on to 45 headed South, though.
I’m sure it’s great if you live on one side of the highway and work on the other side.
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