say goodbye to boys and girls harbor

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too bad too sad

Pasadena, TX

#1 Jan 23, 2013
looks like we are losing another land mark in LP. rumer has it about 10 people have been let go and there is no money to make their bills. i wonder where the kids will go. they have been there along time since the 1960's i think. go by and take a picture before they tear it down.
LP resident

Pasadena, TX

#2 Jan 23, 2013
I find this really hard to believe
East Texas

Lufkin, TX

#3 Jan 23, 2013
That piece of real estate would be the most coveted in the area. If the Sterling trust could be broken there would be billions at stake. So there may be some truth to the story. What a shame if that would happen and it would mean the Port of Houston is really all powerful. I don't know whether the downtown Optimist Club of Houston still has some connection with Boys and Girls Harbor but there are some members who have some very powerful positions in the whole scheme of things.

“Activist, Comedian, Con Man!”

Since: Jan 09

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#4 Jan 23, 2013
East Texas wrote:
That piece of real estate would be the most coveted in the area. If the Sterling trust could be broken there would be billions at stake. So there may be some truth to the story. What a shame if that would happen and it would mean the Port of Houston is really all powerful. I don't know whether the downtown Optimist Club of Houston still has some connection with Boys and Girls Harbor but there are some members who have some very powerful positions in the whole scheme of things.
Unless we unite to fight the Port... soon that's all La Porte will be.
mpm3

Pasadena, TX

#5 Jan 24, 2013
they can sell it. there was talk a few years ago about that.
InTheKnow

Orlando, FL

#6 Jan 25, 2013
One person was let go in a re-alignment, that was all. BGH is doing well.
East Texas

Lufkin, TX

#7 Jan 25, 2013
I remember some sketchy issues with the Downtown Optimist Club. At one time they had a safe in Houston with Boys Harbor cash. The members would cash checks made out to Boys Harbor and the cash came from that safe. Of course the members would declare the check as a donation. Semi legal!!!!?.
winston zeddemore

Pasadena, TX

#8 Jan 25, 2013
just ask morgan's point what working with the port is like. the port confiscated some 70% of the city of morgan's point. they also bulldozed the original cemetery's 40 something acres and left them a messily five now. no telling how many bodies were paved over under a new parking lot. the port sucks, the end.
History Buff

Pasadena, TX

#9 Jan 26, 2013
The Morgan's Point Mayor and City Council caved in to the port back when Barbors Cut was being considered. The City had lots of roads platted that the Port could not trump due to eminent domain. The City Council sold the roads to the Port and they lost control.

I would be interested if anyone can name names on this transaction. Similar stuff happened in La Porte back in the 1950's when they gave up extra territorial jurisdiction control of a strip of land that connected Pasadena to the current Bayport site. Had that not happened, much of the Bayport Industrial Zone would be in La Porte, contributing taxes to us.

Since: Jan 11

United States

#10 Jan 26, 2013
History Buff wrote:
The Morgan's Point Mayor and City Council caved in to the port back when Barbors Cut was being considered. The City had lots of roads platted that the Port could not trump due to eminent domain. The City Council sold the roads to the Port and they lost control.

I would be interested if anyone can name names on this transaction. Similar stuff happened in La Porte back in the 1950's when they gave up extra territorial jurisdiction control of a strip of land that connected Pasadena to the current Bayport site. Had that not happened, much of the Bayport Industrial Zone would be in La Porte, contributing taxes to us.
The de-annexations and surrendering of land by LP are firmly recorded in city council minutes on city secretays archives on COLP website. Yes, they wanted to keep the town small and we gave up a lot for the future.

“Activist, Comedian, Con Man!”

Since: Jan 09

www.HeavyFed.com

#11 Jan 26, 2013
empireboy wrote:
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The de-annexations and surrendering of land by LP are firmly recorded in city council minutes on city secretays archives on COLP website. Yes, they wanted to keep the town small and we gave up a lot for the future.
They slit our throats as a town more like.

You don't sell out your tomorrows to fill the stomachs of today.
InTheKnowReally

Pasadena, TX

#12 Jan 26, 2013
BGH is not doing well. more than one was let go in a "re-alignment". some people have turned in their notices and 80% of the rest are looking for new jobs. a new ceo was hired in the summer that has a medical problem with his memory. the place is falling apart, literally and figuratively. by the time the board figures out what is really going on, the damage will have already been done. there has been money donated for things that need to be fixed and the ceo will not allow them to use the money for such things that it has been allotted for. constructions have been halted and several companies are suing them to get money that is owed to them. yes someone is doing an outstanding job at BGH.
East Texas

Lufkin, TX

#13 Jan 26, 2013
History Buff wrote:
The Morgan's Point Mayor and City Council caved in to the port back when Barbors Cut was being considered. The City had lots of roads platted that the Port could not trump due to eminent domain. The City Council sold the roads to the Port and they lost control.
I would be interested if anyone can name names on this transaction. Similar stuff happened in La Porte back in the 1950's when they gave up extra territorial jurisdiction control of a strip of land that connected Pasadena to the current Bayport site. Had that not happened, much of the Bayport Industrial Zone would be in La Porte, contributing taxes to us.
If memory serves me I believe Guy Sutherland was Mayor when Bayport began. I remember it a bit different. I understood that since the City owned the streets they could not be obtained by emminant domain and the City used them for bargaining chips for gains by the City of Morgans Point. Lets face it the people along Bayridge have a pretty sweet deal and don't complain much.
wondering

Pasadena, TX

#14 Jan 26, 2013
InTheKnowReally wrote:
BGH is not doing well. more than one was let go in a "re-alignment". some people have turned in their notices and 80% of the rest are looking for new jobs. a new ceo was hired in the summer that has a medical problem with his memory. the place is falling apart, literally and figuratively. by the time the board figures out what is really going on, the damage will have already been done. there has been money donated for things that need to be fixed and the ceo will not allow them to use the money for such things that it has been allotted for. constructions have been halted and several companies are suing them to get money that is owed to them. yes someone is doing an outstanding job at BGH.
who is gone, please? Initials are fine. Thank you.
mary st

Pasadena, TX

#15 Jan 26, 2013
what a shame. the children will be the ones to suffer.
oldhickham

Pasadena, TX

#16 Jan 26, 2013
i just started working with a lady that was just let go from there, she was in charge of the kids coming in and going out and maintaing records, she was the only one doing that job and she says other homes have 4 or 5 peopl doing just that one job and so now boys harbor has no one doing it. that cannot be good.
intheknowtoo

Pasadena, TX

#17 Jan 30, 2013
re-alignments....so far..........

3 from the houston office (with two more on the hit list)

8 from the la porte staff (the ceo is also trying to force out the two men in the la porte office with pay cuts.

sounds like it is a total mess there.
sjohn

Pasadena, TX

#18 Jan 31, 2013
well who is in charge to make sure things are going ok? it would be just awful if the children lost their homes.

Since: Jan 13

Houston, TX

#19 Jan 31, 2013
there is no turn over on the board so it si the same people making the same decisions every year they need to clean the house and start by getting new board members
Just askin

United States

#20 Jan 31, 2013
Why are people getting pay cuts when new CEO doesn't even have salary listed on annual report. Should b public info

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