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homesick18

Granbury, TX

#1 Feb 16, 2009
To all the people of La Porte, you are so lucky to be living there. After 18 years there I had to move two years ago. I miss it so much and long to be back. Has it changed much after Ike? How about the job market? Is it o.k? Thanks for any advice.
HeavyFed

Houston, TX

#2 Feb 17, 2009
La Porte... I regret to inform you... is dying.

It's obvious NONE of our elected officials care ANYTHING about the people OR the environment!

It's time to vote someone into office who LOVES La Porte!

Someone who will fight the refineries, the Port of Houston AND big business!

Someone who will take NO PAY for doing the job!

Elect Charles Gilliam for Mayor in May!

www.HeavyFed.com
homesick18

Granbury, TX

#3 Feb 18, 2009
I am sad to hear that. I love La Porte more than any other place I have ever lived. There are still a lot of homes selling though so the economy must still be o.k. And I saw where there was planning for a big new complex and a gateway from something called the 5 points economic plan. Has that started yet? What is that going to be for? Anyone know?
Whatever

Pasadena, TX

#4 Feb 18, 2009
HeavyFed wrote:
La Porte... I regret to inform you... is dying.
It's obvious NONE of our elected officials care ANYTHING about the people OR the environment!
It's time to vote someone into office who LOVES La Porte!
Someone who will fight the refineries, the Port of Houston AND big business!
Someone who will take NO PAY for doing the job!
Elect Charles Gilliam for Mayor in May!
www.HeavyFed.com
LaPorte is not dying and if it wasn't for the refineries it this whole area would be. If you don't like the refineries MOVE!
HeavyFed

Houston, TX

#5 Feb 19, 2009
Whatever wrote:
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LaPorte is not dying and if it wasn't for the refineries it this whole area would be. If you don't like the refineries MOVE!
EVERYTHING around La Porte is DEAD or DYING!

Open your freaking eyes!

When I was a kid here... there were woods to explore... ponds... a beach on which I could swim, fish and even EAT what I caught!

Trees are being cut down wholesale!

Have you EVEN LOOKED around lately?

Get off your computer... go outside... see for yourself!

If the devistation that has been wrought in my lifetime here... continues... in another 40 years EVERYTHING will be dead!

www.HeavyFed.com
Whatever

Pasadena, TX

#6 Feb 19, 2009
HeavyFed wrote:
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EVERYTHING around La Porte is DEAD or DYING!
Open your freaking eyes!
When I was a kid here... there were woods to explore... ponds... a beach on which I could swim, fish and even EAT what I caught!
Trees are being cut down wholesale!
Have you EVEN LOOKED around lately?
Get off your computer... go outside... see for yourself!
If the devistation that has been wrought in my lifetime here... continues... in another 40 years EVERYTHING will be dead!
www.HeavyFed.com
I see it everyday, I have lived here 47 years and now I know we are not talking about the same thing. You are talking about all the forest on Bay Area Blvd and Shore Acreas gone. Yes that is sad...But I thought the original blogger was wanting to know if this area is developing. And it is developing a lot, New Houses, new building all up and down Bay Area and Fairmont. But less trees and I never knew Sylvian Beach ever really had a beach. That is a shame but I don't believe you can blame that on the refineries and chemical plants, Fish yes. No beach that would be due to tides and hurricanes and such and I sure would not like to see them raise my tax dollars to bring sand in to rebuild a beach. But it would be nice to see the city make sure our parks and recreation areas are kept up....TREES would be a nice addition and more lighting in the parks. I did see were they were planning on revamping downtown LaPorte that would be nice too. But leave the commit about the refineries out if you don't mind that is our way of living here.
homesick18

Granbury, TX

#7 Feb 19, 2009
Whatever wrote:
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I see it everyday, I have lived here 47 years and now I know we are not talking about the same thing. You are talking about all the forest on Bay Area Blvd and Shore Acreas gone. Yes that is sad...But I thought the original blogger was wanting to know if this area is developing. And it is developing a lot, New Houses, new building all up and down Bay Area and Fairmont. But less trees and I never knew Sylvian Beach ever really had a beach. That is a shame but I don't believe you can blame that on the refineries and chemical plants, Fish yes. No beach that would be due to tides and hurricanes and such and I sure would not like to see them raise my tax dollars to bring sand in to rebuild a beach. But it would be nice to see the city make sure our parks and recreation areas are kept up....TREES would be a nice addition and more lighting in the parks. I did see were they were planning on revamping downtown LaPorte that would be nice too. But leave the commit about the refineries out if you don't mind that is our way of living here.
Thanks for the info. How are the refineries? Still hiring? Any mass layoffs? Everything pretty much the same? Appreciate any information.
ojn

Pasadena, TX

#8 Feb 19, 2009
homesick - LP remains a great place to live. Lyondell filed bankruptcy and Sunoco on Bay Area is closing. The community was one to really be proud of after the hurricane. When you go to restaurants, you will always see someone you now. They are redoing the Five Points area to make it look more attractive and supposedly Sylvan Beach. The trees and deer ARE gone off of Fairmont due to construction, but please don't let "Heavy Fed" discourage you - he is a nut job. The only thing we aren't crazy about is the Port of Houston expansion down in Shoreacres bringing lots of truck traffic on Fairmont and 146. Come on home!
homesick18

Granbury, TX

#9 Feb 20, 2009
Thanks for all your information. It sounds as great as ever. Hope to see all you wonderful people of La Porte soon.

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#10 Feb 22, 2009
heavyFed, If you feel that way about our public officials vote for Ted Powell for mayor. He wants to work on the infrastructures, and return the governing of Laporte to the citizens. Go to his website at www.powellforchange.com to see what he is all about. An honest working man for mayor. Join in helping him get elected if you agree with his views.
HeavyFed

Houston, TX

#11 Feb 23, 2009
bayfisher wrote:
heavyFed, If you feel that way about our public officials vote for Ted Powell for mayor. He wants to work on the infrastructures, and return the governing of Laporte to the citizens. Go to his website at www.powellforchange.com to see what he is all about. An honest working man for mayor. Join in helping him get elected if you agree with his views.
Thanks for the information.

Something needs to be done to stop the further envirnmental distruction going on around here.

I was only gone for three years... it's a travisty what has taken place in that time!

Peace,
Heavy Fed
www.HeavyFed.com
go4thetruth

Houston, TX

#12 Mar 5, 2009
Dying is not necessarily the correct word, but it is all in how you view the world. Yes, they have cut down the trash trees that have grown up in the pasture land, but housing market is surviving, and schools are a great place to educate your kids compared to other areas of Tx. There are jobs to be found, industrial is big, if you're a truck driver, even better. State, county and local police departments are hiring, as is the medical field (even with the closing of the hospitals in Galveston). As for post IKE, it is starting to look better now that the spring growth is sprouting out on the trees...although you may drive down a street you've driven down a thousand times and think "hmmm, what is different?" The people here are survivors, those that have given up because of the storm might just be those kind of people anyway. Life is what you make it and I gave up living in the big city to come home and it was worth it. Kooks and all!
Heavy Fed

Houston, TX

#13 Mar 6, 2009
ojn wrote:
The only thing we aren't crazy about is the Port of Houston expansion down in Shoreacres bringing lots of truck traffic on Fairmont and 146. Come on home!
Sure... not happy when it affects YOU... who gives a damn about the poor deer on Fairmont and all of the rest of the birds and animals being displaced... not to mention the life we CAN'T see in the bay... THAT is the BIG story... every thing is dead or dying... including US.

Why do you think the biggest cancer hospital in the world is right here is Houston?

OJN, "As long as I've got a job... scew the rest of the world."
southbound M

Wellington, TX

#14 Mar 6, 2009
Heavy Fed wrote:
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Sure... not happy when it affects YOU... who gives a damn about the poor deer on Fairmont and all of the rest of the birds and animals being displaced... not to mention the life we CAN'T see in the bay... THAT is the BIG story... every thing is dead or dying... including US.
Why do you think the biggest cancer hospital in the world is right here is Houston?
OJN, "As long as I've got a job... scew the rest of the world."
Heavy Fed, I find your care for the environment, animals, etc. very admirable. And I am sure that we all care and would like to see our environment clean and the world return to the way it was when we were kids. But things have changed and we must change with them. We have to do what we can of course to make things better, but realize that that way of life (when we were kids) is gone. And while the environment is being ruined by big oil and industry, those refineries are a way for families to put food on their table to feed their children. So, we, like the animals, are only trying to survive. But I understand how you feel.
Heavy Fed

Houston, TX

#15 Mar 7, 2009
southbound M wrote:
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Heavy Fed, I find your care for the environment, animals, etc. very admirable. And I am sure that we all care and would like to see our environment clean and the world return to the way it was when we were kids. But things have changed and we must change with them. We have to do what we can of course to make things better, but realize that that way of life (when we were kids) is gone. And while the environment is being ruined by big oil and industry, those refineries are a way for families to put food on their table to feed their children. So, we, like the animals, are only trying to survive. But I understand how you feel.
Why have we made it profitable to destroy the very environment that gives us life?
Because it puts food on the table of our famlies?
Is THAT an excuse to trash the Earth for future generations JUST so THIS generation can eat?
Eating is NOT the problem... it's all of the EXTRA things we are SPOILING ourselves with.
The extravagance of todays "America" disgusts me.
We don't NEED all of this crap.
Preservation of the environment SHOULD be our main focus!
www.HeavyFed.com
southbound M

Wellington, TX

#16 Mar 7, 2009
Heavy Fed wrote:
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Why have we made it profitable to destroy the very environment that gives us life?
Because it puts food on the table of our famlies?
Is THAT an excuse to trash the Earth for future generations JUST so THIS generation can eat?
Eating is NOT the problem... it's all of the EXTRA things we are SPOILING ourselves with.
The extravagance of todays "America" disgusts me.
We don't NEED all of this crap.

Of course there is no excuse to trash the earth. This concerns all of us. And I don't believe 'we' made it profitable to destroy the environment. This situation was 'created' for us a long time ago. And everyone that drives a vehicle contributes.

Preservation of the environment SHOULD be our main focus!
www.HeavyFed.com
I agree. So what is the answer? What do we do? Where do we start?

“I do care”

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#17 Mar 9, 2009
southbound M wrote:
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I agree. So what is the answer? What do we do? Where do we start?
Well first of all you two can start by moving out of this area. I am sure we will not miss you. If you want to live off the earth, pack it up and head to the hills.
southbound M

Pecos, TX

#18 Mar 9, 2009
Lp Dad 1 wrote:
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Well first of all you two can start by moving out of this area. I am sure we will not miss you. If you want to live off the earth, pack it up and head to the hills.
Too late. We're already here. Country life, fresh eggs, garden vegetables and all! Its a great life. Wish we could share it with all of you. Don't knock it till you've tried it!

“I do care”

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#19 Mar 9, 2009
southbound M wrote:
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Too late. We're already here. Country life, fresh eggs, garden vegetables and all! Its a great life. Wish we could share it with all of you. Don't knock it till you've tried it!
I am not knocking it, you and "heavy fed" were complaining and I simply said to pack it up and move if you didnt like it here. Good for you on the move.
Heavy Fed

Houston, TX

#20 Mar 9, 2009
Lp Dad 1 wrote:
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I am not knocking it, you and "heavy fed" were complaining and I simply said to pack it up and move if you didnt like it here. Good for you on the move.
I've tried to get away from La Porte MANY times... but I keep getting drawn back here.

THIS is where my fight is... THIS is my home.

One of my grandfathers built Shell... the other built Exxon... I have inherited a HUGE Karma debt because of that. I FEEL responsible for the entire area... much less the Earth itself.

THIS is where I will make my stand... THIS is where I am most needed.

Perhaps I will not make a difference... but I'll be damned if I don't TRY!

The land screams out to me... wherever I go... wherever I've been... it's all the same, "I'm dying... help me!"

Heavy's HEART
(Human Earth Animal Rescue Team)
www.HeavyFed.com

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