From a Former Irving Citizen

From a Former Irving Citizen

Posted in the Irving Forum

Scott

United States

#1 Oct 14, 2007
I moved away from Irving (as many others have) because of how it has gone downhill. Dollar stores,'we buy houses' signs everywhere, reckless driving by uninsured drivers, higher crime, grocery stores I don't recognize anymore because they cater to a different market, apartments that never get renovated, lack of code enforcement, overcrowding...the list goes on and on. I grew up in Irving, moved away for school and actually moved back to buy my first house. It had changed since I was in high school. I heard stories of the high numbers of transient students in the school system, of the parents that didn't care and how much money was going toward teaching English. My wife and I decided we didn't want to be a part of a community that seemed to be going backwards. Now, I think Irving is taking baby steps forward. If you'll search your heart , I think you'll understand why they City of Irving is enforcing the law...because its citizens have the right to live safely in a nice community. This is every communities' goal, is it not? I honestly don't think most others that support this measure are racist. They just want their community back - the one that existed up to 15 or 20 years ago. Using the 'racist' label is shameful, dangerous and irresponsible. Please stop this. You are trying to blame others for what really is an issue of economics. They come for opportunity. I can't say I blame them for it, however, they need to do it legally through the process set up by our government, the government that we the people hire every election to enforce our laws, yes to make our nation a safe and nice place to live. It's as simple as that.
VioletEnd

United States

#3 Oct 15, 2007
Dear Scott, thanks for your post, this was part of the "planned blight" to take homes. People who left central Irving have these reasons: our children weren't getting a fair education-half the day classes were taught in Spanish, Irving kept trying to tell me what I could or could not do with my own property, Irving kept giving me code enforcement notices for things that were not violations, the town was drying up-Walmart was killing everything (it didn't kill things in Euless), the rent on my apartment went up too high, etc the list is endless but the bottom line is almost everyone who left was Anglo the group targeted by developers and City Hall to get rid of so that the area could be declared blighted or "redevelopement Zone" the same legal term. In addition Irving was given a "santuary" status by city hall which tied the hands of all our fine officers on the IPD. Start Watching Lou Dobbs and WAke up I have. I was a victem of what happened here. Am I a native Irving resident-you bet you-my family sold the land at the corner of Iowa (now O'Connor) and 6th to the oil company that became the station of a dear family friend until his death-Chief, Reagon (books) use to save favortie books and comics for me, I knew Quenten and Mel (the guy who owned Fred's BBQ before retiring and handing it over to our beloved Leon!). I use to get the best and coldest drink of water after school while walking home by stopping at the Hill and Martin Ice House.

Since: Oct 07

Richardson, TX

#4 Oct 15, 2007
Scott wrote:
I moved away from Irving (as many others have) because of how it has gone downhill. Dollar stores,'we buy houses' signs everywhere, reckless driving by uninsured drivers, higher crime, grocery stores I don't recognize anymore because they cater to a different market, apartments that never get renovated, lack of code enforcement, overcrowding...the list goes on and on. I grew up in Irving, moved away for school and actually moved back to buy my first house. It had changed since I was in high school. I heard stories of the high numbers of transient students in the school system, of the parents that didn't care and how much money was going toward teaching English. My wife and I decided we didn't want to be a part of a community that seemed to be going backwards. Now, I think Irving is taking baby steps forward. If you'll search your heart , I think you'll understand why they City of Irving is enforcing the law...because its citizens have the right to live safely in a nice community. This is every communities' goal, is it not? I honestly don't think most others that support this measure are racist. They just want their community back - the one that existed up to 15 or 20 years ago. Using the 'racist' label is shameful, dangerous and irresponsible. Please stop this. You are trying to blame others for what really is an issue of economics. They come for opportunity. I can't say I blame them for it, however, they need to do it legally through the process set up by our government, the government that we the people hire every election to enforce our laws, yes to make our nation a safe and nice place to live. It's as simple as that.
Scott, yours is one of the best post I have read here in some time. Kindly note, my nick is being hijacked. The nick is registered and the flag is under it. I am not the one writing those offensive threads or responses. www.Numbers.US A I am for Legal Immigration. Equal application of the law. The United States remaining a Sovereign Nation. I believe we should take care of our wounded soldiers and their families and not people here illegally. I support the amendment to end Anchor Baby status as American citizens. The children of our National Guard and even the Guard members serving in combat have no Education benefit. I do not support giving it to illegals. SCHIP will by design include those using a stolen social security number. The SSA "verification system" does not verify if the person making application for SCHIP is actually the person whos SS# they profer.
http://www.rightmarch.com/media/SSA-SCHIP.pdf

If that is offensive to some, so be it.
the good old days

Fort Worth, TX

#6 Oct 15, 2007
Betsy Ross wrote:
<quoted text>Scott, yours is one of the best post I have read here in some time. Kindly note, my nick is being hijacked. The nick is registered and the flag is under it. I am not the one writing those offensive threads or responses. www.Numbers.US A I am for Legal Immigration. Equal application of the law. The United States remaining a Sovereign Nation. I believe we should take care of our wounded soldiers and their families and not people here illegally. I support the amendment to end Anchor Baby status as American citizens. The children of our National Guard and even the Guard members serving in combat have no Education benefit. I do not support giving it to illegals. SCHIP will by design include those using a stolen social security number. The SSA "verification system" does not verify if the person making application for SCHIP is actually the person whos SS# they profer.
http://www.rightmarch.com/media/SSA-SCHIP.pdf
If that is offensive to some, so be it.
Hi Betsy , It is shamful what has become of this forum . I was proud to read the postings in this one . I would say keep up the good work , but I think that I will have to bail out of the forum for the same reasons I will have to bail out of Irving . I hope all can see how they come into a situation and act , in here as they have in Irving .

Since: Oct 07

Richardson, TX

#8 Oct 15, 2007
the good old days wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi Betsy , It is shamful what has become of this forum . I was proud to read the postings in this one . I would say keep up the good work , but I think that I will have to bail out of the forum for the same reasons I will have to bail out of Irving . I hope all can see how they come into a situation and act , in here as they have in Irving .
Know what you mean, the good ole days. Please contact topix re: above. flags are good too. I look forward to seeing you elsewhere in other threads/forums. Moderators will eventually clean it up.
Like a Rock

United States

#12 Oct 17, 2007
Damned the consequences...full speed ahead. We need to grant amnesty to all undocumented immigrants living in the United States of Mexican origin who have not been found guilty of aggravated crimes or other crimes that would result in bodily injury, such as DWI. Let's charge them a penalty. If they can't pay it, just give them amnesty for free. We got it for being born here for free. Why shouldn't they? If they need a place to live, hell we can just give them Betsy Ross's house for free. Let's deport all of the haters. While we are at it, calling innocent babies "anchor babies" is hate speech. It's like calling a black person a N****r. It is morally wrong. GO AMNESTY!

Since: Oct 07

Richardson, TX

#13 Oct 17, 2007
None

Coppell, TX

#14 Oct 17, 2007
Well I must say that I absolutely find your commentary here quite an acceptable one. I believe that the events currently taking place here in this great city of Irving are a mere natural course that will take place and has taken place and will continue to take place in other cities, as in other countries. In fact, the events that are developing now would be very immature, under-developed in other peoples' eyes... Irving is still young, and the United States is still young. We have a lot to learn; and what is happening is in a way a trait of globalization... Much more to say on this issue, but I will come to stop now. Thanks for your comment...
Like a Rock wrote:
Damned the consequences...full speed ahead. We need to grant amnesty to all undocumented immigrants living in the United States of Mexican origin who have not been found guilty of aggravated crimes or other crimes that would result in bodily injury, such as DWI. Let's charge them a penalty. If they can't pay it, just give them amnesty for free. We got it for being born here for free. Why shouldn't they? If they need a place to live, hell we can just give them Betsy Ross's house for free. Let's deport all of the haters. While we are at it, calling innocent babies "anchor babies" is hate speech. It's like calling a black person a N****r. It is morally wrong. GO AMNESTY!
Michael

Fort Worth, TX

#15 Oct 9, 2012
I moved away in 1999 to Haltom City,rented then eventually found nice home in Saginaw,Texas. I grew up in Irving on 2cd, across from Central Elem.1959..Then we moved to west 7th.. I seen Irving grow without cause for community only money for Northside buildings & golf course. It's a real shame, I have many friends still in Irving and visit from time to time.. It's showing some real new growth and construction improvements south of Rock Island which I haven't seen since 1970..Good Luck to Irving residents for the future, bring back community and it will not be the same but a little better..
Dana

Arlington, TX

#16 Aug 29, 2013
5th safest city in the US! They are cleaning up the streets and making it a wonderful place to live! I am happy to live here!

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