Bridlewood Quality of Life Coalition

ProPublica…a great site! by kim0917
10 August 2009, 10:37 am
Filed under: News, Politics, Quality of Life, Uncategorized

The link below is the home page for ProPublica. “ProPublica is an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest. Our work focuses exclusively on truly important stories, stories with “moral force.” We do this by producing journalism that shines a light on exploitation of the weak by the strong and on the failures of those with power to vindicate the trust placed in them.” …ProPublica internet site


Gas Drilling/Production Bills Die in Texas Legislature by kim0917
3 June 2009, 12:38 pm
Filed under: News, Politics, Quality of Life

Contentious bills that would negatively affect the quality of life in Flower Mound have died—at this time—because the bills did not move through the Texas Legislature during this session.  These bills included gas drilling/production favoring the mineral owner and Texas Railroad Commission regulations over the city are not an immediate threat.  However, civic leaders and residents must be proactive in defeating these measures in future legislature sessions.  More…

Council Candidates Finalize Debates by kim0917
29 April 2009, 1:38 pm
Filed under: News, Politics

Candidates running for places on the Flower Mound Town Council concluded the final round of debates before early voting Saturday in the annual Flower Mound Campaign Forum.  More . . .

Candidate Form Announced for Saturday, April 25 by kim0917
24 April 2009, 3:48 pm
Filed under: News, Politics

According to Mike Wallace, town council candidate for Place 3, another candidate forum is scheduled at the town hall on Saturday, April 25, at 7 p.m.  The forum will be hosted by Bob Weir of The News Connection.  This announcement was received by the late Friday afternoon.  The meeting was not confirmed on the town’s website or The News Connection website.

Town Council Candidates Share Views at Bridlewood Meeting by kim0917
24 April 2009, 11:21 am
Filed under: News, Politics

Eight Flower Mound town council candidates addressed some 40 Bridlewood residents at the Amenity Center at 7 p.m. on April 22, 2009.  The candidates for Place 1 were Steve Dixon and Steve Lyda; Place 3:  Claudio Forest and Mike Wallace; and Place 5:  Angie Cox, Rick Cleland and Tom Hayden.  Each candidate was given five minutes to introduce themselves and express their views and positions on various issues.  Afterwards, the candidates answered written questions submitted by the residents.  During the 5-minute presentations, Steve Lyda, Mike Wallace and Tom Hayden strongly expressed their support of the town’s oil and gas ordinances and the SMARTGrowth Program.  Other popular issues discussed by the candidates were their political contributions, West Windsor extension, River Walk at Central Park and widening of Morriss Road.  Also in attendance was Al Filidoro, council member, Place 2.  The Bridlewood HOA arranged and hosted the event.  More views were presented in the April 25, 2009 issue of the Flower Mound Leader.

A Letter of Concern Expressed by a Town Council Candidate by kim0917
23 April 2009, 3:51 pm
Filed under: Politics, Quality of Life

Tom Hayden, a Bridlewood Farms resident, has voiced his concern about four house bills being considered by the Texas Legislature.  If any or all of these bills become law, the Flower Mound oil and gas ordinances and the town’s Master Plan and Smart Growth initiatives will be compromised and the town will be controlled by land mineral owners and real estate developers.  His letter is as follows . . .

FM Council Opposes Proposed State Legislation by kim0917
22 April 2009, 10:19 am
Filed under: News, Politics

The Flower Mound Town Council took an official stand Monday to oppose several pieces of proposed state legislation that could impact municipalities’ rights, specifically as it pertains to oil and gas drilling.  More . . .