Harris County State District Judge Kristen Hawkins has issued a temporary injunction against operators of the White Oak Music Hall.
The order, signed late Wednesday, agrees that neighbors of the noisy 5-acre mosh pit have been besieged with unreasonable noise from amplified concerts, and have shown a probable right of recovery at a scheduled trial in May of this year.
White Oak has been put on a tight leash. Judge Hawkins will only allow two amplified shows of any kind at the outside concert venue, and will require White Oak to install sound monitors and make weekly reports to the Court if sound readings exceed the City of Houston ordinance.
“This is a victory for the families in three Houston neighborhoods, and it should be a wakeup call for the City of Houston to stand with families who simply want silent nights”, says Cris Feldman, the Houston Attorney with the Feldman and Feldman law firm who fought to stop the horrible noise.
The White Oak Music Hall concerts have prompted hundreds of complaints to police and three upcoming criminal trials for violations of the City of Houston sound ordinance.
“It is time that the Turner administration join with the children who are forced to live near this mosh pit to stop the outdoor noise for good”, says Feldman. “We will be prepared to take this case to trial, and seek one million dollars in damages for these families.”
A news conference is being planned for Thursday morning at 11:00 AM outside White Oak Music Hall.