White Oak Residents to File Bond to Preserve Silent Nights

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.”