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Texas DOT to Black People in Independence Heights = “Y’all Gotta Get the FK Out”

Texas DOT to Black People in Independence Heights = “Y’all Gotta Get the FK Out”

So this really pisses me off… So Texas Department of Transportation is using what they call “Eminent Domain”.  Eminent Domain is basically the government can take your land if it necessary.  In this case, they are taking it for the Freeway Widening Construction Project.

Eminent domain refers to the power of the government to take private property and convert it into public use. The Fifth Amendment provides that the government may only exercise this power if they provide just compensation to the property owners.

But what the don’t realize or just don’t give a damn about is;

“Independence Heights is protected with Historical Protection Rights” – (some parts of it, not all)

Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, Independence Heights is a destination site on state historic heritage trails such as the Texas Independence Trail and holds the distinction as the first town incorporated by African Americans in the state of Texas.

But does the government give two s**ts?  Nope !! Crush those historical homes, and by the way crush that CHURCH too!  Yes you read that right… even a Historical Church is being leveled.  But all this is being done silently….

Greater Mount Olive Baptist Church
Greater Mount Olive Baptist Church

 

Here goes the KICKER … Are you ready?

The Texas Government is not even paying the neighborhood for the effects that will happen down the line.  Just here is your market value (defined by the govt) and pack your s**t you gotta go!

Independence Heights is predominant Black about 85%

The neighborhood is changing and we love that & understand change is inevitable.  But forcing people to leave their property is just wrong,  if you agree please share this as many times as possible.  Get the word out and maybe, just maybe we can make a change.  We can do what is right for once.

God Bless, and forgive my typos and grammar errors, i’m just upset … and venting.

Allen J.  your neighborhood blogger and real estate broker — Take care folks & love one another.

 

Read More: https://lonestarlegal.blog/2019/06/07/txdots-historical-resources-report-omits-houstons-independence-heights/

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Alan Jimz

I'm Allen ... nice to meet you. I was born and raised here in the Houston Heights. I went to school here from Elementary to High School and off to U of H. I love to blog, although i'm not that great at it. It's much harder then I thought. I like to play chess, meditate, read and enjoy fishing too (one time I caught a big shark!). My grandpa bought his house on 26th street for $55K in 1965 on a double lot, can you believe that?! Things sure have changed here for the better. I like to inspire folks with positive messages, and I hope to change the world. I volunteer at Divina Providence church too helping abused children. Someone helped me (Mr. Leonard Davis) years ago, so i'm paying the universe back. I was a kid with little direction, and left home at 14 years old. I never had a father, or father figure, in fact I never even seen a picture of my father. I was raised by my mother, who happens to be lesbian. She did her absolute best, but with food stamps & section 8, she can only do so much. Surrounded with turmoil & drugs all around me, somehow I might it thru. I think seeing how drugs can affect a person with my own two eyes, really scared me as a child. So it's fair to say i've had my fair share of problems. I don't share these issues to make you sad, I hope that it reaches a child out there to inspire him or her. That you can make something of yourself, even when you are given the worst situations. I also hope to inspire you, with wishes that you will take one minute just to take notice of that child / teenager and really try to talk with him. Not preach to him, but to talk to him. Conversate and ask him, why are you doing the things you are doing... then add some insight about how a different life if possible. These are my wishes and hopes... let's change the world together! Luckily by the grace of God, Mr. Davis helped me. He was a pasture at a church, & took notice of me. It is super strange how one single person, can change the universe. Thank God

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