Soapboxmom on Jun. 27th, 2013 - 1:47pm
EMCID confirmed by phone that there is a meeting tonight, Thursday June 27th. The meeting notice was not published online anywhere. When I called there was no agenda available. A Facebook poster reports that Chris Brown is expected to be there. The Tribune will be there as well.
We shall see.
Admin on Jun. 27th, 2013 - 12:16pm
We're back! Sorry for the down time.
BigBill45 on Jun. 25th, 2013 - 4:37pm
Are there any subdivisions in flood zoness close to where these theme parks are to be built. Will these developments cause run off into neigboring homes already in flood zones?
Soapboxmom on Jun. 23rd, 2013 - 2:35pm
...One chief player connected to the project, though, was conspicuously absent from the proceedings.
Contour Entertainment President Chris Brown, hired by the town to study and come up with plans for a new tourism destination,....More than $255,000 has been spent on the project so far.....Brown noted the importance of potential financial support that may be available through a collaboratively developed “Public Private Partnership.”
The report listed several areas of potential revenues, including direct grants, loans, tax abatements and a Federal Direct Foreign Investment program known as EB-5.
Town Manager Bill Kohbarger said yet another form of support from a Bill Draft Request (BDR) to the state legislature did not materialize this year.
“The BDR that they had in the legislative session this year failed. They still have two years to tweak it and I think they will bring it back in 2015. You can’t do anything without the financing aspect. Somehow, some way, we are going to have to either partner with somebody or what I hate to say is ‘think outside the box’ and be creative in getting some financing.....
Chris Brown missed meetings in Pahrump and has been nowhere to be found in Texas either. He mumbled that nonsense about a “Public Private Partnership.” That is more Don Holbrook scammer speak. Brown can't get any funding lined up for Pahrump and it appears by the total silence on the subject here that EarthQuest is in the same boat. Unfortunately, Texas taxpayers are out millions and no answers seem to be forthcoming.
Soapboxmom on Jun. 20th, 2013 - 1:59pm
Ignoring the fact it had no merit, the judge dismissed all of the third-party defendants as Ohio had no jurisdiction. Holbrook and his attorney, Sue Seeberger, made complete fools of themselves.
Holbrook and the city settled as the city must have realized that pauper Holbrook, who lives the lifestyle of the rich and famous, but owes the IRS tens of thousands of dollars would be uncollectable.
Huber Heights must have figured out that Earthquest will never secure the hundreds of millions in financing needed, so Holbrook's percentage of that non-existent investor money will likely remain 0 dollars.
What a complete mess!
Jk on Jun. 20th, 2013 - 1:14pm
Soapbox: what happened to that lawsuit where you and other media were named, is it still on going?
Soapboxmom on Jun. 20th, 2013 - 1:09pm
The EarthQuest property is still owned by Friendswood as of today. The price went up again on June 15, 2013 and the option to buy it will expire on December 15, 2013. After being skewered by the press and bloggers, I would think if there was any progress or an announcement of anything "moving forward"(I hope you have your shot glass!) that Frank McCrady would be screaming it from the rooftops.
This joke of a project just keeps going nowhere and despite repeated demands for answers, the taxpayers are left many millions of dollars in the hole and completely ignored by Frank McCrady and company. Beyond ridiculous!!!
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on Jun. 16th, 2013 - 12:37am
Really hate to be the bearer of bad news and burst the bubbles of any clueless morons who would think someone who stands 6'2" and weighs 250 lbs. would get his butt kicked everyday in high school. Sorry, Charlie, pantherdadx2 had plenty of friends from grade school through college and defended many an individual of lesser stature from bullies. What is a wedgie and what is a dork? Were these terms used to describe things from the 50's?
Progress will happen in EMC and pantherdadx2 has no problem with progress as long as that progress doesn't involve raping taxpayers. And just where, pray tell, is the progress on Earth...errr DreamQuest after 7 yrs.? If success is measured by the amount of money you can suck out of EMC's treasure chest as was the case with Don Allen Holbrook and his cronies, then they need to change their names to Bill Gates and Associates. And if anyone believes Chris Brown when he says he has no knowledge of what was going on, as he is STILL associated with Don Holbrook, then there are marbles rolling around in the cranial cavity where their brain USED to be.
Where pantherdadx2 comes from, trees are cleared before ditches are dug. But maybe, if I smoked enough weed whilst awaiting my monthly ObamaCheck, I could imagine that ditch being dug on TOP of the trees.
Pantherdadx2 is devastated by the fact he wasn't around to defend NoClue when that bully attacked him during lunch, stole his PB and J sandwich and that apple meant for the teacher, and smashed his Leave It To Beaver lunchbox.
pantherdadx2 on Jun. 14th, 2013 - 5:42pm
Nor had I ever heard of such a thing. Who cares? Apparently the job foreman there knows a little more about his job than either me or you. This is the exact words that came out of the horse's mouth. After receiving the answer to the question if it had anything to do with EarthQuest, errr...DreamQuest, he said, and I quote, "I hate to burst your bubble." Yes, the tree line on the clearing is a good way from the feeder as I actually parked my car there and walked back to talk to him instead of driving by and speculating with NoClue as to what exactly is going on there.
As to MY bubble being burst over DreamQuest, heck, it was burst 2 yrs ago, and I've accepted the fact that part of MY tax money was siphoned off by scam artists perpetrating the biggest scam in the history of East Montgomery County. It's hard to believe there are still some clueless hillbillies holding out hope that this joke will somehow come to fruition. Dream on, Joe Lunchpail. Pack your pail for a trip to Grand Texas.
nodoubt on Jun. 14th, 2013 - 8:31am
If that's a "Utility Drainage Ditch" (never heard of such a thing), it extends quite a ways into PRIVATE LAND and the clearing is a very strange shape. Not to mention THERE IS NO DITCH! I could be wrong and the state could have purchased an easement from whoever owns the property were Earthquest is to be built, but if they did, then this is an unprecedented case, as I have never seen it before anywhere on any freeway.
on Jun. 2nd, 2013 - 5:50pm
I find it utterly amazing some people comment here without reading first what they comment on. Or is it the fact they don't comprehend what they read? These are the folks who give the NCISD a bad name and more than likely the same folks whose children are helping contribute to the rising teen pregnancy rate and drug use, which are also at an all-time high in EMC. In all fairness, I won't let a few bad apples spoil the whole bunch.
I'm going to try and explain this so even a simpleton can understand. Paid, has, and was are all past-tense terms, which means they happened in the past. These terms were used in my last post describing things that happen(ed) when I live(d) in EMC and where my children recieved the majority of their education. Please take note of the words happened and lived, these are also past-tense terms.
Which now brings me to the comment made by asoudalipohlel. Why on earth would pantherdadx2 want to get out of town? Through the help of a school district other than the NCISD, his oldest son received a scholarship to LSU, his youngest son received a scholarship to one of the best Div.1 schools in Texas (one a certain individual in the NCISD and his boss, a good friend who owed him a favor, the supt., tried to deny),and his daughter just graduated from Leadership High School at a local college. No, pantherdadx2 doesn't live in your town, doesn't want to, and is quite happy where he's at.
So why would he "need" to get out of town? Did you mean to say " NEEDS to get out of town?".........duh
asoudalipohlel on Jun. 2nd, 2013 - 11:24am
pantherdadx2 need to get out of town.
MoMoney on Jun. 2nd, 2013 - 6:39am
Let me guess......he needs more investors too!
Another extension on Jun. 1st, 2013 - 11:24am
Let me guess, Chris needs more time!
To Pantherdadx2 on Jun. 1st, 2013 - 11:22am
Please do not lump school district in with Dino Disaster, NCISD is in the best condition in 20 years. We actually are building wonderful facilities including new stadium and the district has started a Education Foundation and test scores are at a all-time high and more money going back classrooms the ever in the history of this district. Mr. Cowan set district back ten years, built schools to small. Anyone seen him lately. Who care where anyone lives. We want results. The park will never be built.
pantherdadx2 on May. 31st, 2013 - 10:32am
To those losing faith in the leaders of government entities who have absolutely no ties to the communities in which they govern.....was on my way back home from my brothers property in Roman Forest and decided to "blow" into the property just SOUTH of the DreamQuest property and talk to the job foreman. Of course the first people I attempted to converse with had a poor grasp of the English language, and seeing as though I'm not from South of the border and don't have a good grasp of the Spanish language, I was pointed in the direction of someone I could understand. According to the Caucasian-in-Charge, the section of land being cleared will be nothing but a utility drainage ditch for the freeway, which will run to Caney Creek. When questioned point-blank if any of this had anything to do with the Dino-Park, his response was "absolutely not. They have a sign up the road, but you can't even read it." TO which I replied, "I know, we haven't been able to read it going on 3 yrs. now." (Must have been some of that Wal-Mart paint we paid $500.00 a gallon for.) Yes, No Clue, in setting the record straight, I paid property taxes for 15 yrs. to Mont. Co., right up until the time Cynthia Calvert broke the news of the shenanigans that were going on in the EMCID, so, yes, before another shovelfull of bulldroppings are dumped on my name, some of that tax money wasted WAS mine. My problems there had nothing to do with the EMCID, they started with another government entity (your school district), run by another individual with no ties to your community. As a matter of fact, he doesn't even live in your community, he lives in Kingwood. One would think an individual making $200,000 a year would at least live in the community that pays him that money. Do you really think he cares about you or your children or your tax money? Same goes for the head of the EMCID. He and the board decided he's done such a fine job with DreamQuest that he deserved a $50,000 bonus this year. During the years this scam (EarthQuest) was going on, they (the board) were spending more money on their personal expenses (that WE were paying for) than they were allocating for scholorships for the ENTIRE graduating class for New Caney High School. Fact of the matter is, they don't WANT your children educated enough to stand up and make informed decisions and to question what they do with YOUR money. When asked if she (my 17 yr. old daughter) wanted to move back to East Mont. Co. to finish high school with her life-long freinds, this was her reply, "Dad, I'm not academically challenged there." Which proves the old adage....Out of the mouths of babes, come words of wisdom.
Patricia on May. 30th, 2013 - 1:25pm
We drove by today and seen them clearing the land.. But as far as things go not sure who owns the land at the moment or what exactly is going to be there.. For all I know its more housing..
Moron, a.k.a. the real Walt Disney, a.k.a. Realist, and others on May. 29th, 2013 - 2:00pm
The clock is ticking for Chris...we waited for YEARS for something productive to come out of ScamQuest. I guess a few more weeks won't hurt too much.
No Doubt ??...more like No Clue