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Hearing on the Merits
Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 2:00 p.m. in Austin ...more  
Second Preliminary Hearing on the Contested Case Hearing
Thursday, September 4, 2014, 5:00 p.m. at Hempstead High School Auditorium ...more
You will recall that the third ongoing legal matter takes place on Monday, December 1, 2014, when the City of Hempstead and CALH vs Waller County and Pintail Landfill, LLC, jury trial begins in the Waller County Courthouse, Hempstead.

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Internal Revenue Service 501(c)(3) Determination Letter

Dear CALH Member,

On August 6, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued correspondence granting the request of the Citizens Against the Landfill in Hempstead (CALH) to be made a tax exempt charitable organization. In the correspondence, the IRS stated in part: “We are pleased to inform you that upon review of your application for tax exempt status we have determined that you are exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to you are deductible under section 170 of the Code.”

The effective date of our exempt status is June 26, 2011, the date of the initial creation of the organization. This means that any contributions made to CALH since June 26, 2011, are deductible for federal income tax purposes.

A special thank you goes to Debra Mergel, Attorney at Law, and Robert Fry, CPA, for their assistance in preparing this application to the IRS.

Your tax deductible donations can be sent to CALH, P.O. Box 871, Hempstead, TX 77445. Thank you for your continued support.

Sincerely,

Citizens Against the Landfill in Hempstead

July 28, 2014 News

On July 28, 2014, Defendant Pintail Landfill, LLC’s Motion to Transfer Venue was heard in the District Court of Waller County, Texas. After hearing and considering the motion, responses, replies, the pleadings on file, and the evidence and argument of counsel, it was the opinion of the Court that Pintail’s Motion to Transfer Venue should be denied and that the case should be retained on the docket of the Court in Waller County.

Trail date was selected for Monday, December 1, 2014.

Sincerely,

Citizens Against the Landfill in Hempstead

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