Is it really Huddleston?

Is it really Huddleston?

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Since: Jul 10

Texarkana, TX

#1 Apr 26, 2011
Today in the paper there was a reference attributed to Mayo that Huddleston seems to be a problem and does things however he sees fit. Todays article is about WV being behind on thier portion of the sewage bill.

However, I have heard various other comments from various other folks and they blame Huddleston for making Riverbend disfunctional. Basically, if he wasn't involved, Riverbend would be operating smooth as a slip and slide and there would be no need to restructure it.

What exactly has Huddleston done that causes folks to lay the blame on him?

Is it simple disagreements about how things should be done or what direction to should be taken. It seems like those things would be voted on by all the members and majority would rule.

Is it blatant rule breaking and misuse of his possition? What is it that he does that brings the blame to him?
HOPE

United States

#2 Apr 26, 2011
farronwolf wrote:
Today in the paper there was a reference attributed to Mayo that Huddleston seems to be a problem and does things however he sees fit. Todays article is about WV being behind on thier portion of the sewage bill.
However, I have heard various other comments from various other folks and they blame Huddleston for making Riverbend disfunctional. Basically, if he wasn't involved, Riverbend would be operating smooth as a slip and slide and there would be no need to restructure it.
What exactly has Huddleston done that causes folks to lay the blame on him?
Is it simple disagreements about how things should be done or what direction to should be taken. It seems like those things would be voted on by all the members and majority would rule.
Is it blatant rule breaking and misuse of his possition? What is it that he does that brings the blame to him?
Simple, he is not a yes man.
Just Saying

Texarkana, TX

#3 Apr 26, 2011
From what I know, he is the front man for the rest of the majority. He speaks his mind and people that are opposed to him don't like it. You have it right, Farronwolf--there are 5 cities that are voting in one direction and 4 in the other direction. With the legislation the way it is laid out, it will directly change the power to the ones who are on the losing side of the majority. Democracy is being interfered with just because the losers are crying to the ones who can change it. The majority is not on your side, so you change the rules of the game... Doesn't seem right to me.
Wounded

AOL

#4 Apr 26, 2011
farronwolf wrote:
Today in the paper there was a reference attributed to Mayo that Huddleston seems to be a problem and does things however he sees fit. Todays article is about WV being behind on thier portion of the sewage bill.
However, I have heard various other comments from various other folks and they blame Huddleston for making Riverbend disfunctional. Basically, if he wasn't involved, Riverbend would be operating smooth as a slip and slide and there would be no need to restructure it.
What exactly has Huddleston done that causes folks to lay the blame on him?
Is it simple disagreements about how things should be done or what direction to should be taken. It seems like those things would be voted on by all the members and majority would rule.
Is it blatant rule breaking and misuse of his possition? What is it that he does that brings the blame to him?
At least he will fire one of his low life cops.
Makes him a better man than Sheriff Prince any day!
"misuse of his possition?" It would be! "position"

Hell that is SOP with Judges and Law enforcement in East Texas to be either incompetent or corrupt.
"What is it that he does that brings the blame to him?"
No where near as much as what has brought blame to those of Power in Bowie county who should walk with their heads in shame.

Then it was evident the shame on the face of Prince already.
Shame Huddleston can't fire his ass for being soo incompetent.
Just the facts mam!
Another Transplant

Biloxi, MS

#5 Apr 27, 2011
The use of the term majority in this case is somewhat arguable if you've read all of the news articles. The board majority of 5 doesn't represent the majority of the population of the county or even the members. The board majority of five doesn't represent the majority of the water usage. Much like the US Senate, the Riverbend board represents geography with no consideration for population. So does the board majority of 5 small city representatives really represent the majority of the water users? Probably not but they do constitute the majority of the board and have the votes to rule the rest.
Just Saying wrote:
From what I know, he is the front man for the rest of the majority. He speaks his mind and people that are opposed to him don't like it. You have it right, Farronwolf--there are 5 cities that are voting in one direction and 4 in the other direction. With the legislation the way it is laid out, it will directly change the power to the ones who are on the losing side of the majority. Democracy is being interfered with just because the losers are crying to the ones who can change it. The majority is not on your side, so you change the rules of the game... Doesn't seem right to me.
Wounded

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#6 Apr 27, 2011
Another Transplant wrote:
The use of the term majority in this case is somewhat arguable if you've read all of the news articles. The board majority of 5 doesn't represent the majority of the population of the county or even the members. The board majority of five doesn't represent the majority of the water usage. Much like the US Senate, the Riverbend board represents geography with no consideration for population. So does the board majority of 5 small city representatives really represent the majority of the water users? Probably not but they do constitute the majority of the board and have the votes to rule the rest.<quoted text>
"The use of the term majority in"
It does in this back woods low corrupt county.
Yet It is his job. They elected him Mayor. At least he will fire his corrupt low life incompetent Estes and the other officers he has fired.
We have the most corrupt law officers and Judges people can get.
I have put one out of office.
There is one more who needs to go.
Lockhart should never have been allowed to become one.
Just the facts mam!

Since: Jul 10

Texarkana, TX

#7 Apr 27, 2011
Another Transplant wrote:
The use of the term majority in this case is somewhat arguable if you've read all of the news articles. The board majority of 5 doesn't represent the majority of the population of the county or even the members. The board majority of five doesn't represent the majority of the water usage. Much like the US Senate, the Riverbend board represents geography with no consideration for population. So does the board majority of 5 small city representatives really represent the majority of the water users? Probably not but they do constitute the majority of the board and have the votes to rule the rest.<quoted text>
By the same reasoning, Dallas, Ft. Worth, Austin, Houston and San Antonio should be able to dictate water usage for the entire state because they have the majority of the population and water needs.

Anyone from Bowie County agree with that reasoning?

I thought the purpose for Riverbend was to develop a plan for local water usage and planning, to make sure that the larger powers of the state didn't get to dictate to us how to use our water. Now it seems that the larger powers locally want to be the ones to dictate to the smaller ones.

If it is going to be based on majority of population, there should be no gripes about DFW telling us what they want or need.
Wounded

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#8 Apr 27, 2011
farronwolf wrote:
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By the same reasoning, Dallas, Ft. Worth, Austin, Houston and San Antonio should be able to dictate water usage for the entire state because they have the majority of the population and water needs.
Anyone from Bowie County agree with that reasoning?
I thought the purpose for Riverbend was to develop a plan for local water usage and planning, to make sure that the larger powers of the state didn't get to dictate to us how to use our water. Now it seems that the larger powers locally want to be the ones to dictate to the smaller ones.
If it is going to be based on majority of population, there should be no gripes about DFW telling us what they want or need.
"Anyone from Bowie County agree with that reasoning?"

I fought against it once!
Yet I support it now.
I don't care about the citizen's of Bowie county and or their property.
Flood it. Sounds like a fine Idea to me.

"based on majority of population,"
That is what water is all about to begin with.
Not those who live in Western Bowie county.

We are abused on this side.
I could care less about them.
"able to dictate"
They support the scum Addison and the Lonnie Johnson's of Bowie county.
"there should be no gripes about DFW telling us what they want or need.
Exactly.
Flood them out!
We need a place to fish. Piss on them.
It has been a on going thing for centuries!
Water right's mean more than they do. I love it!
Just the facts mam.
PoBoy

Boise, ID

#9 Apr 27, 2011
farronwolf wrote:
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By the same reasoning, Dallas, Ft. Worth, Austin, Houston and San Antonio should be able to dictate water usage for the entire state because they have the majority of the population and water needs.
Anyone from Bowie County agree with that reasoning?
I thought the purpose for Riverbend was to develop a plan for local water usage and planning, to make sure that the larger powers of the state didn't get to dictate to us how to use our water. Now it seems that the larger powers locally want to be the ones to dictate to the smaller ones.
If it is going to be based on majority or population, there should be no gripes about DFW telling us what they want or need.
If it was based on population or water consumption, Red River Redevelopment would not be one of the new board members since they do not currently use Texarkana water or do they have a population. Should it be based on population, Wake Village is larger than New Boston based on the 2010 census. It is about control by Texarkana. They bought and paid for Lavender and he is doing their bidding. Also, based on the Red River Redevelopment Legislation, they are supposed to work themselves out of a job by selling off the property given them by the Army to companies to create jobs to replace jobs lost through BRAC. As long as Tex Americas gets water, why would they need to be on the board. The Army is paying about 35000 a month for water that is currently being produced from two lakes on the depot. The deal with Huddleston is politics. He wont bend over for Sullivan and Mayo so they are running Jim Green against him. It appears that Graves is going to be collateral damage since they are making him look inept to try and get Green elected. Josh Davis and Willie Ray are the only two board members that actually think for themselves. Before they made an idiot of themselves like the rest of the board did, they asked to see documents and proof that Wake Village is behind on their sewer bill. Wake Village has the lowest tax rate in the area, no debt and a million dollars in the bank. With a record like that, who would want to get rid of Huddleston other than Mayo and Sullivan. They can't get a first down unless they can get some subs in the game. Huddleston represents the best interests of his citizens and they can't stand that. Huddleston has never taken a dime for anything he has done for Riverbend or the city of Wake Village. Can the rest of them attest to that?
Allen

Mifflinburg, PA

#11 Apr 27, 2011
PoBoy wrote:
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If it was based on population or water consumption, Red River Redevelopment would not be one of the new board members since they do not currently use Texarkana water or do they have a population. Should it be based on population, Wake Village is larger than New Boston based on the 2010 census. It is about control by Texarkana. They bought and paid for Lavender and he is doing their bidding. Also, based on the Red River Redevelopment Legislation, they are supposed to work themselves out of a job by selling off the property given them by the Army to companies to create jobs to replace jobs lost through BRAC. As long as Tex Americas gets water, why would they need to be on the board. The Army is paying about 35000 a month for water that is currently being produced from two lakes on the depot. The deal with Huddleston is politics. He wont bend over for Sullivan and Mayo so they are running Jim Green against him. It appears that Graves is going to be collateral damage since they are making him look inept to try and get Green elected. Josh Davis and Willie Ray are the only two board members that actually think for themselves. Before they made an idiot of themselves like the rest of the board did, they asked to see documents and proof that Wake Village is behind on their sewer bill. Wake Village has the lowest tax rate in the area, no debt and a million dollars in the bank. With a record like that, who would want to get rid of Huddleston other than Mayo and Sullivan. They can't get a first down unless they can get some subs in the game. Huddleston represents the best interests of his citizens and they can't stand that. Huddleston has never taken a dime for anything he has done for Riverbend or the city of Wake Village. Can the rest of them attest to that?
Ask him about the money he took for radios he never delivered.
Davey

Mifflinburg, PA

#12 Apr 27, 2011
PoBoy wrote:
<quoted text>
If it was based on population or water consumption, Red River Redevelopment would not be one of the new board members since they do not currently use Texarkana water or do they have a population. Should it be based on population, Wake Village is larger than New Boston based on the 2010 census. It is about control by Texarkana. They bought and paid for Lavender and he is doing their bidding. Also, based on the Red River Redevelopment Legislation, they are supposed to work themselves out of a job by selling off the property given them by the Army to companies to create jobs to replace jobs lost through BRAC. As long as Tex Americas gets water, why would they need to be on the board. The Army is paying about 35000 a month for water that is currently being produced from two lakes on the depot. The deal with Huddleston is politics. He wont bend over for Sullivan and Mayo so they are running Jim Green against him. It appears that Graves is going to be collateral damage since they are making him look inept to try and get Green elected. Josh Davis and Willie Ray are the only two board members that actually think for themselves. Before they made an idiot of themselves like the rest of the board did, they asked to see documents and proof that Wake Village is behind on their sewer bill. Wake Village has the lowest tax rate in the area, no debt and a million dollars in the bank. With a record like that, who would want to get rid of Huddleston other than Mayo and Sullivan. They can't get a first down unless they can get some subs in the game. Huddleston represents the best interests of his citizens and they can't stand that. Huddleston has never taken a dime for anything he has done for Riverbend or the city of Wake Village . Can the rest of them attest to that?
Hey, BCW, if Huddleston is so correct, why is your boy Lavender pushing a bill through to get rid of him?
Polecat

Mifflinburg, PA

#15 Apr 28, 2011
Mike Huddleston didn't let the city of Texarkana continue to walk all over Wake Village or the rest of the included cities in the Lake Texarkana Water Agreement.

So if Mike had kept his mouth shut and kept overpaying the city of Texarkana, I guess we wouldn't be hearing about it.

Keep doing what you're doing, Mike. The rest of us don't have to fall in line with Big Brother.

Pity Mayo sees him as an adversary instead of someone on the same team to provide viable water to the community.
ItIsHere

Mifflinburg, PA

#16 Apr 29, 2011
HOPE wrote:
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Simple, he is not a yes man.
Maybe he isn't but he is a control freak and expects his city council and all it departments to be yes men to him and kiss his ass. He has ruined Wake Village over the past 20 years. This place has gone downhill during his reign.
ItIsHere

Mifflinburg, PA

#17 Apr 29, 2011
PoBoy wrote:
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If it was based on population or water consumption, Red River Redevelopment would not be one of the new board members since they do not currently use Texarkana water or do they have a population. Should it be based on population, Wake Village is larger than New Boston based on the 2010 census. It is about control by Texarkana. They bought and paid for Lavender and he is doing their bidding. Also, based on the Red River Redevelopment Legislation, they are supposed to work themselves out of a job by selling off the property given them by the Army to companies to create jobs to replace jobs lost through BRAC. As long as Tex Americas gets water, why would they need to be on the board. The Army is paying about 35000 a month for water that is currently being produced from two lakes on the depot. The deal with Huddleston is politics. He wont bend over for Sullivan and Mayo so they are running Jim Green against him. It appears that Graves is going to be collateral damage since they are making him look inept to try and get Green elected. Josh Davis and Willie Ray are the only two board members that actually think for themselves. Before they made an idiot of themselves like the rest of the board did, they asked to see documents and proof that Wake Village is behind on their sewer bill. Wake Village has the lowest tax rate in the area, no debt and a million dollars in the bank. With a record like that, who would want to get rid of Huddleston other than Mayo and Sullivan. They can't get a first down unless they can get some subs in the game. Huddleston represents the best interests of his citizens and they can't stand that. Huddleston has never taken a dime for anything he has done for Riverbend or the city of Wake Village. Can the rest of them attest to that?

Don't know the facts about most of what you said but because of one simple statement I assume you don't have all your facts together. NOBODY 'got Jim Green to run against him'. Jim Green is running against him for the good of WAKE VILLAGE, not some damn Riverbend Political B.S. If you had ALL your facts, you would have known that. Never taken a dime....look at how much he makes of the city with his radios and equipment and monthly fees. Check to see how many other places put in a bid...NONE! He didn't let them. How can you boast of having a bank full of money and then look at your deteriating city and smile?? Common sense people.
PoBoy

Boise, ID

#18 Apr 29, 2011
Allen wrote:
<quoted text>Ask him about the money he took for radios he never delivered.
He fired the chief of police for that. No money was taken, just an inept chief that did not do his job. You should not post on something that you know nothing about except what you choose to write. Maybe you should call him, he would tell you the truth.
Interesting

Kirksville, MO

#19 Apr 29, 2011
ItIsHere wrote:
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Don't know the facts about most of what you said but because of one simple statement I assume you don't have all your facts together. NOBODY 'got Jim Green to run against him'. Jim Green is running against him for the good of WAKE VILLAGE, not some damn Riverbend Political B.S. If you had ALL your facts, you would have known that. Never taken a dime....look at how much he makes of the city with his radios and equipment and monthly fees. Check to see how many other places put in a bid...NONE! He didn't let them. How can you boast of having a bank full of money and then look at your deteriating city and smile?? Common sense people.
I am pretty sure I heard MG saying these things not too long ago. Coincidence?
KeepMike

Boise, ID

#20 Apr 29, 2011
ItIsHere wrote:
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Maybe he isn't but he is a control freak and expects his city council and all it departments to be yes men to him and kiss his ass. He has ruined Wake Village over the past 20 years. This place has gone downhill during his reign.
1. Lowest taxes in the area.
2. Paid off all debt in 2003 saving the city $350,000.
3. Million dollars in the bank.
4. Rolled taxes back in 2010
5. Computerized police dept with new records system.
6. Increased PD from Chief and 3 to Chief and 7.
7. Cleaned up the old part of King Park, built new ball fields.
8. Established pocket parks on Arizona and McArthur making this area a Drug Free Zone so punishment for drugs would be tougher.
9. Buiilt amphitheater and picnic pavillions.
10. Set up street program to replace streets in each years budget while making repairs to ones waiting on list.
11. Brought the volunteer fire department in as a branch of the city in the early 90's and established them as full time in 2010.
12. Working to develop commercial property along hwy 67 for businesses without a tax increase to the citizens.
13. Discovered that Texarkana, Tx was overbilling all the small cities involved in the 1969 Lake Wright Patman Water District and won a settlement, which was Riverbend.

I could keep going, but does this sound like Wake Village is going down hill? They just annexed land down 67 to 2148 so Texarkana would not land lock them and choke off their growth. Texarkana was looking at doing this. These residents should be happy Texarkana did not get them. Taxes are much cheaper in Wake Village.
Texarkana, TX:.5831
Wake Village:.34905
ItIsHere

Mifflinburg, PA

#21 Apr 29, 2011
KeepMike wrote:
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1. Lowest taxes in the area.
2. Paid off all debt in 2003 saving the city $350,000.
3. Million dollars in the bank.
4. Rolled taxes back in 2010
5. Computerized police dept with new records system.
6. Increased PD from Chief and 3 to Chief and 7.
7. Cleaned up the old part of King Park, built new ball fields.
8. Established pocket parks on Arizona and McArthur making this area a Drug Free Zone so punishment for drugs would be tougher.
9. Buiilt amphitheater and picnic pavillions.
10. Set up street program to replace streets in each years budget while making repairs to ones waiting on list.
11. Brought the volunteer fire department in as a branch of the city in the early 90's and established them as full time in 2010.
12. Working to develop commercial property along hwy 67 for businesses without a tax increase to the citizens.
13. Discovered that Texarkana, Tx was overbilling all the small cities involved in the 1969 Lake Wright Patman Water District and won a settlement, which was Riverbend.
I could keep going, but does this sound like Wake Village is going down hill? They just annexed land down 67 to 2148 so Texarkana would not land lock them and choke off their growth. Texarkana was looking at doing this. These residents should be happy Texarkana did not get them. Taxes are much cheaper in Wake Village.
Texarkana, TX:.5831
Wake Village:.34905
1. Lowest taxes and the Lowest paid police Department in the area. No wonder we could afford 7 officers.
2. The police have a computerized system but it IS NOT in their cars. They have NO COMPUTERS to COMPLETE the system. The ones that do? The are their personal computers. Easily verifiable.
3. Haven't you heard that we have a ball field that we don't have control over!
4. Taxes werent' raised in 2010 and they defintely WERE NOT rolled back....this isn't a Wal-Mart kinda town.
5. Pocket parks are getting clothing left in them and the cars are parking the wrong direction on the wrong side of the streets and there are so many at times that you can't get down the street. They aren't being watched close enough to even know if there is drug usage. Check it out for yourself!
6. The street issues are well over due and if you had attended regular council meeting you will see that they got enough pressure they had to do something!
7. He brought in a full time fire department and has ran off most of our volunteers. He won't even let the volunteers have a suit so they can get to a fire promptly. He doesn't want their personal vehicles crowding the streets even when there is a fire. And they have run to the station, get the suits and then go to fire.....hope my house doens't catch on fire. Plus! All the gas money they spend going to Dairy Queen. The engine needs to be ran each day but they use it like a personal vehicle.
8. Giving some businesses hell just because they want to put in a drive-thru...yeah! sounds like he's trying to get new businesses. One business got shut down the other day and made a customer leave over a LIGHT that was going in the next day! Gave Max Donuts all kinds of hell. You need to review your facts mister! So what's the point in developing it if you're gonna fight the businesses that want to come here.
9. Speaking of water, let's discuss the $250.00 water deposit that businesses have to put up. Ask them to justify that! The average businesses water bill is 50 to 75 bucks so why $250.00??? Who's over charging for water now?
Pretty much everything I have said here is verifiable. I have not stated any opinions. Look into it and then bow to your all mighty dictator!

Since: Feb 11

Mifflinburg, PA

#22 Apr 29, 2011
Yep, most of that is verfiable. Two sides to every story and anyone can glorify one or the other but facts speak for themselves. I can't even drive down the road to get to my house without having to wait on youths to get out of my way. THen they look at me like I'M the one in the wrong...frustrating to say the least.
Personally, I think this mayor may know how to run the city but he's been in control long enough and it's time for new blood and with that comes new views. He has way too much power for one man in such a smal area and have you heard how much our city manager makes??? Close to 90K!!!! I can sit on my butt and turn down everything too for that amount!
NKOTB

United States

#23 Apr 29, 2011
In 14 days I will be the happiest man on WV.

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