City Council will hold water meeting ...

City Council will hold water meeting tonight

There are 35 comments on the Texarkana Gazette story from Jun 13, 2011, titled City Council will hold water meeting tonight. In it, Texarkana Gazette reports that:

When the Texarkana, Texas, City Council meets in a special session tonight, it will continue the years-long discussion of regional water needs.

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Another Transplant

Texarkana, AR

#21 Jun 15, 2011
Listening to the meetings rather than reading the Gazette, you will hear that the original study was not conducted with the building a regional water treatment plant. I don't have the engineering background to know the best location. What difference does it make if the best plant is built in the best location to offer all of the citizens the best price on water? Is AR afraid someone will challenge their out of town customers like Mandeville? AR doesn't own much more than 1/3 of the current New Boston Rd plant and won't own much more or less of a new one. It's a business decision or at should be a business decision. Get ALL of the information and then make an informed decision.
Robert

Texarkana, TX

#22 Jun 15, 2011
Another Transplant wrote:
So let's see: TX has puppets, a momma's boy, and an old lady with a script. AR has a screaming, rude, unprofessional Haak picked candidates. We can demonize and villify people all we want. We have elected officials who have jobs to do and should work together. It's going to be tough to get them to work together when there is little evidence that Mayor Smith can be civil or professional. He may or may not be right but he doesn't garner much respect with his school yard antics. It is amazing that his You Tube rants mention his Christianity. What Church teaches that kind of behavior?
Let's wake up and realize that this behavior is hurting our community-that's if you believe Texarkana, Nash, Wake Village and others comprise a community.
Mayor Smith has been very civil and professional. It the behavior of those he is reacting to that is the problem. He is not willing to be railroaded. Good for him!
J B C

Texarkana, TX

#23 Jun 15, 2011
Another Transplant wrote:
Listening to the meetings rather than reading the Gazette, you will hear that the original study was not conducted with the building a regional water treatment plant. I don't have the engineering background to know the best location. What difference does it make if the best plant is built in the best location to offer all of the citizens the best price on water? Is AR afraid someone will challenge their out of town customers like Mandeville? AR doesn't own much more than 1/3 of the current New Boston Rd plant and won't own much more or less of a new one. It's a business decision or at should be a business decision. Get ALL of the information and then make an informed decision.
I would imagine the best price will be least expensive route, which cannot possibly be at Red River. What does Mandeville have to do with it again? I've not heard of an issue about Mandeville, perhaps you can fill me in. It's not just about the plant but the water, It seems that our water is being hijacked by a lot of politics and politicians. As far as being informed, maybe the local government could be more upright and forthcoming on the front end of things rather than having to do PR repair. Maybe they should hire PR consulting too and spend more tax dollars?
Another Transplant

Biloxi, MS

#24 Jun 15, 2011
Robert: At what point is name calling ever civil or professional? He may or may not be correct in his thoughts but he certainly is working on winning the battle in the realm of public opinion rather than the courts or negotiation. For some of us, civility matters. The Democrats are great at the demonization and villification of their enemies. Maybe his handlers have been training him.

JBC: We continue to hear about where TX water is going. AR provides water to Mandeville and has some kind of deal working with Genoa. Where will those profits go? Just one of those transparency things don't worry about it. If the reports of a max availability of 5 million gallons daily out of Millwod are correct, there won't be much room for growth.
This is more entertaining than anything on TV. I will miss it when I'm gone.
Robert

Texarkana, TX

#25 Jun 15, 2011
Another Transplant wrote:
Robert: At what point is name calling ever civil or professional? He may or may not be correct in his thoughts but he certainly is working on winning the battle in the realm of public opinion rather than the courts or negotiation. For some of us, civility matters. The Democrats are great at the demonization and villification of their enemies. Maybe his handlers have been training him.
Well, I think he is just passionate about what matters. Regardless, I believe he is trying to do the best thing for those that elected him. At least that is how I see it and I know others do as well. I believe it could've been different if the other side had have not been so abrupt about how it was "going to be".
jason

Nacogdoches, TX

#26 Jun 15, 2011
Another Transplant wrote:
Robert: At what point is name calling ever civil or professional? He may or may not be correct in his thoughts but he certainly is working on winning the battle in the realm of public opinion rather than the courts or negotiation. For some of us, civility matters. The Democrats are great at the demonization and villification of their enemies. Maybe his handlers have been training him.
JBC: We continue to hear about where TX water is going. AR provides water to Mandeville and has some kind of deal working with Genoa. Where will those profits go? Just one of those transparency things don't worry about it. If the reports of a max availability of 5 million gallons daily out of Millwod are correct, there won't be much room for growth.
This is more entertaining than anything on TV. I will miss it when I'm gone.
Don't let the door hit you in the rear when you leave! It hilarious how you support your friends yet cannot give us one reason why River bend is good for our city. Okay, let see we will wait for Mayo and Sullivan to allow us to know what they think is good for our city. I will sell Dallas water, however Dallas doesn't want to buy your water.. they want your water rights! River bend was created for the sole purporse of giving away our water rights! Jarvis is currently drawing another fat paycheck in another unsuspecting community. He goal is to do the same thing he has done to Texarkana. I guess you are the same idiot that sells property and gives away your mineral rights. You did that 50 years ago, you don't do that today!
I also like Veal-Gooch defending herself but couldn't answer one question other than I'm not a puppet. Let's see you've voted to allow your current CEO and Mayor give away your water rights! You are a little upset they have left you out of the loop. A little upset..please resign your incompetent self!
jason

Nacogdoches, TX

#27 Jun 15, 2011
Danny wrote:
If I remember correctly there have studies already performed that addressed these concerns. There will probably be as much or more spent on studies and consultants before it all said and done than for the plant itself, a big chunk anyway.... It seems like those still getting studies performed just don't like what the studies that are already performed said... Just looks that way.
No conspiracy theorist here..it true Dallas want our water rights!! A conspiracy is what you and your friends are doing! There standing reply to a question..I'll get back with you!
jason

Nacogdoches, TX

#28 Jun 15, 2011
Another Transplant wrote:
In one of the public meetings, the presentation showed at least 3 and maybe 4 potential sites for a new water treatment plant. In light of Mr. King's statements about the problems around the current intake, there shouldn't be any argument that the intake needs to be moved to a deeper part of the lake. What happens to the cost of a New Boston Road plant if the intake is moved? Was that considered in the study with the New Boston Rd plant as the only option? Is the real question whether Texarkana AR will own some part of a new plant?
Gosh, I'm going to miss this place when I'm moved. I hope my new hometown has conspiracy theorists.
Danny wrote:
Sorry Danny, meant that for Another Transplant...

No conspiracy theorist here..it true Dallas wants our water rights!! A conspiracy is what you and your friends are doing! There standing reply to a question..I'll get back with you!
Pigboy Crabshaw

Texarkana, TX

#29 Jun 15, 2011
Allen wrote:
<quoted text>Are you aware that she was just RELECTED for another term winning by a large percentage over your boy, LeRoy? The voters have spoken and since you don't live in her ward you need to back off.
Your post smacks of racism, F Larry. One day, you're going to call the wrong black man a boy and he's going to knock your bald head right off your shoulders.
Pigboy Crabshaw

Texarkana, TX

#30 Jun 15, 2011
Kudos to Mayor Smith for also taking off about half of Mayo's big hairy butt. Smith told Mayo he was a Sullivan puppet and he basically admitted it by grinning like a cheshire cat and snickering like a mule. One thing that troubles me is that there should have been ten thousand people at the meeting demanding Sullivan's resignation then and there. So many people in this town don't care that
if Sullivan has his way, their taxes and water and sewer rates will skyrocket.
Danny

Texarkana, TX

#31 Jun 16, 2011
Pigboy Crabshaw wrote:
Kudos to Mayor Smith for also taking off about half of Mayo's big hairy butt. Smith told Mayo he was a Sullivan puppet and he basically admitted it by grinning like a cheshire cat and snickering like a mule. One thing that troubles me is that there should have been ten thousand people at the meeting demanding Sullivan's resignation then and there. So many people in this town don't care that
if Sullivan has his way, their taxes and water and sewer rates will skyrocket.
I think people underestimate the "power of the people".
In The Know

Texarkana, TX

#32 Jun 20, 2011
After getting their tails chewed real good at the special water meeting, Larry thought
it would be funny if him and his buddy Steve went down the street and mooned Wayne in front of Arkansas city hall. Steve's always willing to go along with Larry's bright ideas, so the boys headed East.
Once there they both dropped their britches, and Larry went to yelling, "Feed this monster, Wayne!"
Well, Wayne come busting out the front doors with his B B gun in hand and went to shooting.
Larry noticed the B B gun in Wayne's hand, so he broke and run. Wayne did, however, manage to catch
Larry on the back of that head of his. Larry just grabbed the back of his head and kept on going. Steve was clueless as usual, so he just stood there snickering and snorting with his britches down around his ankles. This gave Wayne the opportunity to pop one right in Steve's rump! Ole Steve fell down in the street
screaming and crying something awful! Before heading back inside, Wayne shouted, "You boys ain't going to pull that crap on my side of town!" The next day Larry was spotted wearing a frown and a big ol' red mark on the back of his head.
Deroy

Lewisburg, PA

#33 Jun 20, 2011
Riverbend legislation was signed Saturday. IT IS LAW! All the Jeff induced peeing and moaning was little more than hot air. Make sense actions are coming. Water rights can now be protected.

Since: Nov 07

AOL

#34 Jun 26, 2011
Allen wrote:
<quoted text>Are you aware that she was just RELECTED for another term winning by a large percentage over your boy, LeRoy? The voters have spoken and since you don't live in her ward you need to back off.
I was raised in that ward,and still own property there. I won`t back off. GW

Since: Nov 07

AOL

#35 Jun 26, 2011
Deroy wrote:
Riverbend legislation was signed Saturday. IT IS LAW! All the Jeff induced peeing and moaning was little more than hot air. Make sense actions are coming. Water rights can now be protected.
It was law before. It has just been refurbished. Wrong then, Wrong now. No change. GW

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