Citizens Against the Landfill in Hempstead

STATUS UPDATES AND NEW FUNDRAISING PLEDGE PROGRAM

Thank you to those who were able to attend our February Public Meeting at the Hempstead Theater. If you were unable to be there, please watch informative videos linked below for important updates and status information received during the meeting or CLICK HERE to read a synopsis of events:

UPDATES AND STATUS -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ga_uoQXdRds - this is a comprehensive yet brief explanation of events past and present to bring you up to date as of February 23, 2017, on legal matters surrounding the fight to stop Pintail Landfill.

REP. CECIL BELL JR. COMMENTS ON PINTAIL LANDFILL - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukgc_pyly5M - comments, questions and answers by Rep. Cecil Bell on Pintail Landfill and pending legislation.

FINANCES AND FUNDRAISING - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKBIPQZMKAQ&t=2s - information on funds raised, how it was spent, and the new 'Pledge Program'.

As you are aware, the fight to stop Pintail Landfill is not over. Our position is as good as we could ever expect and, due to a united effort over the past 6 years, there is no pending landfill application at this Hwy 6 location – a fact to celebrate for sure. Yet, our legal battle continues which means expenses also continue.

The tremendous support this community has given to this cause has been inspirational and is certainly the reason for success to date. As we transition away from our Garage Sales, we must establish an alternative source of funds and those in attendance at the Public Meeting on February 23, 2017, learned about our newly launched "Pledge Program". The Program asks that you continue support of this critical battle for Hempstead and Waller County by making a pledge to contribute to CALH on a monthly basis, and make this commitment by completing and returning this PLEDGE FORM.

“We STILL Stand United”, CALH’s fourth fundraising dinner/auction, is scheduled for Saturday, July 29, 2017, at Hempstead’s KC Hall. Tickets are now on sale (only $25 in advance!) at several locations: in Hempstead at Schwarz Hardware, Steinhauser's, Frazier's, Hotline Press and Hempstead Theater; in Waller at Carl's BBQ and Coldwell Banker Waller; and in Field Store at Amsler & Associates. Get your tickets early! For further ticket information, please call 979-826 4839. Table Sponsorship Opportunities are also available – please see ‘We STILL Stand United’ 2017 Sponsorship Form for details.

Stay up to date on the “We STILL Stand United” fundraiser, including information on auction items and sponsors, along with current legal developments at our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CitizensAgainsttheLandfillinHempstead/

Thank you for your sustained support and commitment to ridding Waller County of Pintail Landfill…together we are making it happen!

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PASSING OF HOUSE BILL 2479 UNSUCCESSFUL

Despite the hard work and efforts of Citizens Against the Landfill in Hempstead (CALH) attorneys and members, efforts to pass House Bill 2479 authored by Rep. Cecil Bell were unsuccessful and the bill died in the House Calendar Committee on May 9, 2017. This bill would have effectively prevented Pintail Landfill's construction at the proven unsitable 723 acre site on Hwy 6 at Hwy 290.

On May 13, it was learned that Sen. Lois Kolkhorst's Senate Bill 551, identical in intention to HB2479, will be afforded a Public Hearing on Tuesday, May 16, at 9 a.m. With only one speaker permitted per bill, Waller County Judge Trey Duhon is expected to speak on behalf of the many citizens that have been engaged in this 6 year landfill battle.

Recently, Pintail Landfill requested that Travis County Court assign a judge to their lawsuit against the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), demonstrating Pintail's intention to continue to pursue the construction of their ill-sited landfill.

This recent action, as well as anticipated future legal activity, have led CALH leadership to determine that another dinner/auction fundraiser is required to meet current and anticipated financial obligations and to ensure a successful outcome. "We STILL Stand United", a fourth such fundraising event, is scheduled for Saturday, July 29, 2017, at Hempstead's KC Hall and tickets and sponsorships will go on sale June 1. For further information and updates on all CALH news, visit StopHwy6Landfill.com.

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