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Wilson County sues FEDC over sports complex

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August 30, 2012, 12:10pm
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FLORESVILLE -- In a press release issued today, Wilson County Attorney Russell Wilson has advised that Wilson County is suing the Floresville Economic Development Corp. (FEDC) and its seven board members.

The suit states that a July 23, 2012, meeting, where the corporation voted to borrow $2.1 million to construct a sports complex, violated the Texas Open Meetings Act.

The county attorney states, “The agenda the FEDC posted before that meeting mentioned refinancing old debt, not borrowing more money to build a sports complex.”

Named as defendants in the suit are Wilfredo Amaro, Gavino Cantu, Alfred Gonzales, David Longoria, Sarah J. Mendoza, Juan Ortiz, and Rebecca Silva Freudenberg, “... each sued solely in their official capacities... .”

The lawsuit was filed today in District Court in Wilson County. The suit “seeks a court order declaring the FEDC’S action at that meeting unlawful, and an injunction restraining the FEDC, and its board members, from borrowing money based on the actions taken at the July 23 meeting.”

Your Opinions and Comments

Be Careful  
Floresville, TX  
September 6, 2012 1:31pm
DTR, my comments were based on financial issues and the Mayor has been condescending at the meetings and a great deal of actions due appear to be behind closed doors and deceitful. I have been a speaker and he was very dismissive. ... More ›

Pork Chop  
September 6, 2012 12:58pm
Its simple - if you lack integrity in your personal life, you lack integrity period. You cannot be trusted in any matter. Integrity does not distinguish between personal and professional. You either have it or you don't.

Down town resident  
September 6, 2012 12:54pm
You know last night as I was watching the democratic convention like you guys were my son asks me ,dad is that man running for president ,I told him no son it's someone who is for the president.Than he asked who are you going ... More ›

Jim Miller  
Floresville, TX  
September 6, 2012 12:13pm
Thank you all for your continued support. I will continue to keep this a campaign of the issues facing the City of Floresville and what I will do, when elected, to change the direction that the current administration is following. ... More ›

Be Careful  
Floresville, TX  
September 6, 2012 10:08am
DTR thanks for the response. You have no reason not to elect Jim Miller and give no reason to vote for anyone else. You have no argument other than Jim is no good because I say so. You also keeping ending with a bizzare phrase ... More ›

Enough is Enough  
La Vernia  
September 6, 2012 9:23am
DTR - why not Mr. Miller? Are you all scared that he is going to uncover more than what he already has? Plus what does it matter if they are from here or not. I have read many times where the Mayor boost about how people are ... More ›

Down town resident  
September 6, 2012 8:51am
Ok let me put it in a way that you can understand what we are saying....NO JIM MILLER!!!Vote Flores!!! United we stand divided we fall!!See you at the polls!

El Zorro Plateado  
Nueces Strip, Texas  
September 6, 2012 8:46am
I have read many of the Down Town Resident's posts. She is definately a throw back to the Raza Unida bunch that ruined Crystal City years ago. Same lack of thinking. Same we know what's best for you and if you disagree you ... More ›

Be Careful  
Floresville, TX  
September 6, 2012 8:09am
DTR, an outsider cannot care for people of Floresville? So, all charities to non-local communities should stop because those people giving don't care. Or is it only people in Floresville care? So, when someone runs for President ... More ›

Down town resident  
September 6, 2012 7:41am
Thats just great you dont care about the people but yet want them to trust you ?Even an 8th grader would not vote for someone who does'nt care about them .It makes no sense for Floresville to put an outsider into our council. ... More ›

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