Families from three Houston neighborhoods spent Sunday in the frigid cold raising money for the legal fight against the developers of the outdoor White Oak Music Hall.
Monday morning at 10:30 a.m., Houston Attorney Cris Feldman will join neighborhood representatives on the steps of the Harris County Civil Courthouse to address the media.
Harris County District Court Judge Michael Gomez signed a Temporary Restraining Order against the outdoor music venues Friday, but imposed a $7,500 bond to enforce the silent nights, at least until a January 12 Court hearing.
Santa Claus joined the neighborhood Sunday for a garage and bake sale to begin raising the money for the legal fight ahead. The $7,500 for the bond was raised and children will join Feldman to pay the money to the District Clerk.
Feldman will call on Mayor Turner to yank permits for an outdoor permanent stage. “It is time for the Mayor to choose,” says Feldman. “Will he stand with the children who just want a good night’s sleep, or with the greedy developers who put an outdoor concert hall in the middle of established working class neighborhoods.”
HOUSTON ATTORNEY CRIS FELDMAN WILL APPEAR IN A HARRIS COUNTY COURTROOM THIS AFTERNOON AT 3:00 PM TO ASK A JUDGE TO STOP OUTDOOR CONCERTS AT THE WHITE OAK MUSIC HALL VENUES.
WEDNESDAY, RESIDENTS OF THE NEAR NORTHSIDE NEIGHBORHOODS OF GLEN PARK, WOODLAND HEIGHTS AND THE HISTORIC NEAR NORTHSIDE FILED SUIT AGAINST THE OPERATORS OF WHITE OAK MUSIC HALL AFTER MONTHS OF DEAFENING NOISE FROM THE CONCERTS AT THE VENUE, NOISE THAT HAS SOME CHILDREN IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD CRYING.
‘The noise must stop, says Feldman. “Hundreds of families, some with challenged children, have had their lives turned upside down by the constant amplified noise and thumping bass at this outdoor concert hall, says Cris Feldman. “The City of Houston should have never allowed this to happen. We will fight to stop this public nuisance in the courtroom.”
THE TEMPORARY RETRAINING ORDER HEARING WILL BE HELD IN THE COURT OF THE HONOROBLE MICHAEL GOMEZ DISTRICT COURT 129.
CRIS FELDMAN WILL BE AVAILABLE AFTER THE HEARING TO TALK TO THE MEDIA
“The noise must stop. Hundreds of families, some with challenged children, have had their lives turned upside down by the constant amplified noise and thumping bass at this outdoor concert hall, says Cris Feldman. “The City of Houston should have never allowed this to happen. We will fight to stop this public nuisance in the courtroom.”
Residents of the Near Northside Neighborhoods of Glen Park, Woodland Heights, and the historic Near Northside filed suit against the operators of White Oak Music Hall after months of deafening noise from the concerts at the venue; noise that has some children in the neighborhood crying.
Several Galveston Bay Oyster Companies and Fishermen are filing a federal civil rights lawsuit Monday Morning alleging their Constitutional rights have been violated by an illegal conspiracy of the Chambers Liberty County Navigation District board members to secretly help one company, Jeri’s Seafood, take control of Galveston Bay.
Hannah Reef, Inc, Shrimps R Us, Inc., Ivo Slabic and Michael Ivic are represented by Houston Attorneys Cris and Dave Feldman. Feldman and Feldman have led the charge on behalf of Texans to preserve Galveston Bay for all oyster fishermen. A Galveston State District Judge has already declared the lease illegal.
In 2014, after secret meetings, the Navigation District leased 23,000 acres of Galveston Bay to a company called S.T.O.R.M. run by a local Judge Tracy Woody and his politically powerful relative, the late Ben Nelson.
The lease was executed at the shocking price of 1.50 cents an acre. On average, a single fresh oyster costs $1.75 in Houston.
S.T.O.R.M. then issued trespass notices and harassed boats trying to harvest oysters for companies with legitimate leases authorized by the State of Texas.
“There was a conspiracy to pull off a back-room deal for this oyster land grab, and now, for the first time, we will hold individual members of the CLCND financially responsible for the damages suffered by these hardworking Texas families, says Attorney Cris Feldman.