Catfish Records Set in Lake Worth - December 2011





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Summary:


Two Star Telegram articles talk about two catfish records set over the last week - "A really big catfish is lurking in Lake Worth" and "Boy catches 37.2 pound Catfish in Lake Worth"

Above, you will see the picture of the 72 pound catfish and a video of the 37 pound fish being released. Below, you will find the articles in the Fort Worth Start telegram. Enjoy!

To see Star Telegram articles, click the links below:

A really big catfish is lurking in Lake Worth:
http://www.star-telegram.com/2011/12/19/3606364/a-really-big-catfish-is-lurking.html

Boy catches 37.2 pound Catfish in Lake Worth
http://www.star-telegram.com/2011/12/23/3616484/6-year-old-boy-catches-372-pound.html

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A really big catfish is lurking in Lake Worth
Tuesday, December 20, 2011

By Terry Evanstevans@star-telegram.com

LAKE WORTH -- There's a new Lake Worth monster in town.A 72-pound blue catfish shattered the lake's previous 55-pound record when it was caught Monday morning by Tim McKneely, with an assist from Mark Alexander.

"I knew he was big, just not how big until I got him up and he started rolling,"

McKneely said.They were using shad for bait on a 65-pound test line.The big fish came in easily but was the devil to land, McKneely said.

"He bent our net and broke our fish grips,"

McKneely said.After taking pictures, the 24-year-old friends released the 48-inch-long, 35-inch-girth cat back into the lake in northwest Tarrant County.

"I like going for the biggest cat I can get, but I'm not going to eat them," McKneely said.

"Records are made to be broken. This fish will grow more and someone else will break my record.

"The record was broken four days shy of 10 years since it was set -- Dec. 23, 2001 -- said Texas Parks and Wildlife Department spokesman Tom Hungerford.The biggest blue catfish on record in Texas weighted 121.5 pounds and was caught in 2004 in Lake Texoma.

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6-year-old boy catches 37.2-pound catfish in Lake Worth Posted Friday, Dec. 23, 2011 
Saturday, December 24, 2011

By Terry Evanstevans@star-telegram.com

Two days after Lake Worth's record blue catfish was caught, a 6-year-old boy became the lake's new junior certified record holder with a 37.2-pounder.

Michael Jesse Littlejohn is barely bigger than the 40-inch fish he pulled in Wednesday, said his dad, Michael Littlejohn.

The catch marked the end of a day of fishing that saw the boy bring in gradually larger cats each time one hit his gizzard shad bait.

"We immediately got on the fish, and Michael Jesse soon landed an 18.5-pound blue cat," his father said.

A 21.5-pounder came next, followed by a 23.1-pound cat. About 25 minutes later, the record-breaker struck, Michael Littlejohn said.

"He fought the fish for a solid eight minutes, and Dad got him in the net," he said.

Adding to the excitement, Michael Littlejohn's girlfriend, Teri Sivils, got a fish on at the same time and reeled in a 33.5-pound blue cat.Michael Littlejohn got it all on video.Michael Jesse said they were fishing in 7 feet of water near the lake's midpoint not far from the Loop 820 bridge.

After the fish was weighed, he put it back in."We threw it back so it could have babies," he said. "When you have babies, then they can turn into monster catfish, too."The previous junior water body record for Lake Worth was 30.19 pounds, said Tom Hungerford, a fisheries biologist with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

The junior state record is a 65.2-pound cat caught in Lake Buchanan in 2008, Hungerford said.The state-record blue cat weighed 121.5 pounds when it was caught in 2004 in Lake Texoma. Tim McKneely, 24, caught the Lake Worth record 72-pound blue cat Monday.Wednesday's catch wasn't the biggest of Michael Jesse's three-year fishing career.

"I caught a 41-pound catfish at Lake Tawakoni about two weeks ago," he said.There are no Parks and Wildlife records for Lake Tawakoni, but Michael Jesse's goal this year is to catch a blue cat that weighs more than he does. Right now, that's 51 pounds.Hungerford said this is the time of year to do it."Winter is apparently when the trophy-size blue cats are caught," he said.

"The 120-pounder in Texoma was caught in January. The harder the wind blows out of the north and the colder it is, the better they bite."Terry Evans, 817-390-7620Twitter: @fwstevans

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Breaking News! - Lake Worth Discussed in FW Business Press Article By D7 Candidates



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Summary:

Breaking News! - District 7 Council candidates discuss Lake Worth and shoreline residents in Fort Worth Business Press article. By voting together in this election, shoreline residents are becoming a valued constituency.

To See Business Press Article Click Link Below:

http://www.fwbusinesspress.com/news/people/District-7-race-pits-Shingleton-versus-Perry.html

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Voting Instructions:
One Voting Day Left: Saturday, June 18th - 7am to 7pm

Voting Location - You must vote at the Lake Patrol Office:

Lake Worth Patrol HQ (Marshal's office)
(By Casino Beach)
7501 Surfside Drive
Fort Worth TX 76135
Map:
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=7501+surfside+drive+fort+worth+tx&aq=&sll=32.823237,-97.456434&sspn=0.00889,0.019248&gl=us&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=7501+Surfside+Dr,+Fort+Worth,+Texas+76135&ll=32.820082,-97.452679&spn=0.00889,0.019248&t=h&z=16

Common Questions:
Not sure where to vote? - Look at the maps.
You can vote at any early voting location. The two places above are the closest to the shoreline.

Didn't vote in the first election? - No problem.
Any registered voter can vote in the runoff - even if he/she didn't vote in the first election.

Don't want to vote for mayor? - No problem.
Vote in the council race and leave the mayor race blank.

Don't want to vote for a councilman? - No problem.
Vote in the mayoral race and leave the council race blank.

No voter registration card? - No problem.
If you lost your voter registration card, don't worry.
You don't need it. Just present your driver's license.
The staff will do the rest. It's very quick and easy!

Need a ride? - No problem.
If you need a ride, just call me.
We have people who will take you to the polls.
You can reach me at 817-733-9056.

Don't know who to vote for? - No problem.
Call a neighbor or call a friend.
Every single vote - no matter which candidate you vote for - is a vote for the lake.

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Breaking News! - Lake Worth Discussed in FW Business Press Article By D7 Candidates

Script

I want to show you something amazing. Here is this week’s issue of the Fort Worth Business Press. On page 7, an article appears entitled, “District 7 race pits Shingleton versus Perry.” The article talks about the two men and their viewpoints on various topics. Here’s the exciting part. At the very end of the article, on page 27, the candidates talk about Lake Worth.

Dennis Shingleton says, “The green space should remain green space, not only for the residents around Lake Worth but for residents of the city.” Perry spoke about the property rights of shoreline residents and the remaining leaseholders. He says, “I do believe in property rights and if we’ve made a promise to these people, I think we should keep it.” This is huge! This is exactly what we’ve been trying to do! We are absolutely accomplishing our goal of making the shoreline residents a respected constituency.

As I’ve said before, in the world of city government, voting makes you important. Your one vote sends a more powerful message than anything else you can do. No matter who you vote for, just the very act of your voting sends an extraordinarily powerful message. Your single votes says to our city leaders that you value your home and your neighborhood, and you expect their help and their support..

Last month, about 300 shoreline residents voted in the first election. So far, about 200 shoreline residents have voted in the runoff. We need everyone who voted in May to vote again. Those who haven’t voted in the runoff yet, need to vote on Saturday. What I need you to do right now is to forward this email all your friends on the shoreline and let them know how important it is to vote. They need to vote on Saturday if they haven’t voted yet. Again, I cannot overemphasize how important every single vote is.

Shoreline residents who vote this weekend need to go to the Marshal’s Lake Patrol office 7501 Surfside Drive, next to Casion Beach. You can click the link below for a map.

I know that this has been a long election but we are almost there! Together, we are changing everything!

I’m Michael Dallas.

Shoreline Voting Is Working! Two More Voting Weekdays.



If you can't see the video above, click or copy the following link into your browser: http://www.youtube.com/v/X3J2O_FxvRw

Summary:

If shoreline residents want neighborhood leaders to be able to influence the decisions about what happens in the neighborhood and around the lake, residents to be viewed as a "respected constituency." To become a respected constituency shoreline residents need to vote in the runoff election which starts Monday June 6th and continues to June 14th with a final voting day on June 18th.

The video contains the presentation that the four neighborhood association presidents made to the Planning Commission on the Lake Worth Vision Plan. The commission's response clearly illustrates how every resident on the shoreline benefits when we are viewed as a respected constituency.

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Voting Instructions:

Voting Starts Mondays June 6th and goes to June 14th
One final voting daye June 18th

Voting Locations - You may vote at any early voting location. The closest two locations to the lake are:

Northwest Branch Library
6228 Crystal Lake Drive, Fort Worth TX 76179
For directions, click link below:
Click Here For Directions To NW Branch Library

White Settlement Public Library
8215 White Settlement Road
White Settlement TX 76108
If you need directions to the polls, click link below:
Click Here For Directions to White Settlement Voting

Other Locations (Interactive Map):
Click Here For A Map Of All Locations

Common Questions:

Not sure where to vote? - Look at the maps.
You can vote at any early voting location. The two places above are the closest to the shoreline.

Didn't vote in the first election? - No problem.
Any registered voter can vote in the runoff - even if he/she didn't vote in the first election.

Don't want to vote for mayor? - No problem.
Vote in the council race and leave the mayor race blank.

Don't want to vote for a councilman? - No problem.
Vote in the mayoral race and leave the council race blank.

No voter registration card? - No problem.
If you lost your voter registration card, don't worry.
You don't need it. Just present your driver's license.
The staff will do the rest. It's very quick and easy!

Need a ride? - No problem.
If you need a ride, just call me.
We have people who will take you to the polls.
You can reach me at 817-733-9056.

Don't know who to vote for? - No problem.
Call a neighbor or call a friend.
Every single vote - no matter which candidate you vote for - is a vote for the lake.

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Critical Vote June 6-14 / Lake Worth Vision Update


Script

I want to show you something. If you voted last month, then you’ve noticed something about your mailbox. It’s full of brochures from the mayoral and council candidates.

Here’s just a fraction of the stuff that I’ve received. Now, you need to understand something about this stuff. It’s expensive. I’ve got about $20 worth right here. Since it’s expensive, this stuff does not go to everyone. In fact, only a small handful of residents ever get anything from the candidates. Now let me ask you a question. Who do you think gets this stuff? I can tell you with absolute certainty that the only people who get this stuff are the people who vote!

If you don't remember anything else about this video, remember this. In the world of city government, voting makes you important. Your one vote sends a more powerful message than anything else you can do. It’s more powerful than letters and email. It’s more powerful than phone calls. It’s more powerful than speaking at council. The reason is that, unlike big national elections, our city elections hinge on a tiny handful of votes. That means that every single vote is highly prized and sought after by our elected officials.

What this means is that no matter who you vote for, just the very act of voting sends an extraordinarily powerful message. Your single votes says to our city leaders that you value your home, you value your neighborhood, and you expect their help and their support..

Let me show you one more thing. Here is a letter from one of the candidates specifically speaking to some of the issues we have here at the lake. Let me ask you a question. In past elections, how many times have you seen a candidate send a letter specifically addressing the issues at the lake? This goes to the very heart of what we are trying to do in this election. When we vote together - no matter who each of us votes for - we get their attention. And when we get their attention, we get their support. And we get their support, we get them to work for us.

If you haven’t voted yet, please vote Monday or Tuesday. These are the last two weekdays for voting. The polls are open 7am to 7pm. You can vote at any polling station. I’ve been told that the easiest station to get to from the lake is the White Settlement Library on White Settlement Road a couple of miles east of 820.

I know that this has been a long election but we are almost there! Together, we are changing everything!

I’m Michael Dallas.

Critical Vote June 6-14 / Lake Worth Vision Update



If you can't see the video above, click or copy the following link into your browser: http://www.youtube.com/v/itxmlJul8LY

Summary:

If shoreline residents want neighborhood leaders to be able to influence the decisions about what happens in the neighborhood and around the lake, residents to be viewed as a "respected constituency." To become a respected constituency shoreline residents need to vote in the runoff election which starts Monday June 6th and continues to June 14th with a final voting day on June 18th.

The video contains the presentation that the four neighborhood association presidents made to the Planning Commission on the Lake Worth Vision Plan. The commission's response clearly illustrates how every resident on the shoreline benefits when we are viewed as a respected constituency.

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Voting Instructions:

Voting Starts Mondays June 6th and goes to June 14th
One final voting daye June 18th

Voting Locations - You may vote at any early voting location. The closest two locations to the lake are:

Northwest Branch Library
6228 Crystal Lake Drive, Fort Worth TX 76179
For directions, click link below:
Click Here For Directions To NW Branch Library

White Settlement Public Library
8215 White Settlement Road
White Settlement TX 76108
If you need directions to the polls, click link below:
Click Here For Directions to White Settlement Voting

Other Locations (Interactive Map):
Click Here For A Map Of All Locations

Common Questions:

Not sure where to vote? - Look at the maps.
You can vote at any early voting location. The two places above are the closest to the shoreline.

Didn't vote in the first election? - No problem.
Any registered voter can vote in the runoff - even if he/she didn't vote in the first election.

Don't want to vote for mayor? - No problem.
Vote in the council race and leave the mayor race blank.

Don't want to vote for a councilman? - No problem.
Vote in the mayoral race and leave the council race blank.

No voter registration card? - No problem.
If you lost your voter registration card, don't worry.
You don't need it. Just present your driver's license.
The staff will do the rest. It's very quick and easy!

Need a ride? - No problem.
If you need a ride, just call me.
We have people who will take you to the polls.
You can reach me at 817-733-9056.

Don't know who to vote for? - No problem.
Call a neighbor or call a friend.
Every single vote - no matter which candidate you vote for - is a vote for the lake.

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Critical Vote June 6-14 / Lake Worth Vision Update


Script

A shoreline leader recently told me that a councilman once called shoreline residents, “a bunch of whiny babies.” I’ve also heard people around the lake characterize shoreline residents as being treated like “red-headed stepchildren.” Now I’m not sure what either of these things mean, but I do know that we can and we will change this attitude by voting in this election.

In a minute, I am going to run a video. In that video, you will see a concrete example of why changing that attitude is important to you and your home. You will see how our being viewed as a respected constituency is absolutely vital to you.

The only way we become a respected constituency is by voting. As I have said before, our elected officials know exactly who voted. The may not know who you voted for. But they absolutely know if you voted or not. If we want to be a respected constituency and have a voice in what goes on out here, ever single one of us needs to vote.

We have come a long way to becoming a respected constituency. In the first round of this election, about 50% of the registered voters on the shoreline voted. This is huge! We are the top voting constituency in City of Fort Worth. Moreover, we made a huge impact in the election. Even though we represent slightly more than 1% of the registered voters, we accounted for 5.5% of the overall district vote. We are quickly earning the title of valued constituency.

We now have an enormous opportunity. In the first election, about 5400 people voted in our district. In the runoff, the overall turnout will be about half of that. What this means is that the shoreline can make absolutely enormous showing. If we all vote again, we will represent one out of every ten votes cast in District 7.

The runoff election will begin next Monday, June 6th and will run through June 14th with a final day of voting on June 18th. The voting location in Lake Worth has changed. Instead of the Sheriff's office, you need to go to the Northwest Branch Library just north of the Tarrant County College Northwest campus. If you haven’t been to the library before, you need to go up there just to see the facility. It’s beautiful. If you want specific directions, just click the link below. If you voted in White Settlement, you’re in luck. The location in White Settlement will be the same as in the last election. Again, if you want directions, just click the link below.

I’m now going to play the the video of the four shoreline neighborhood presidents making a presentation to the Fort Worth Planning Commission on the Lake Worth Vision planning process. The Lake Worth Vision is an extremely important process that will affect every resident on the shoreline. What you see is the tail end of a fierce effort by the neighborhood presidents to to secure a voice in the plan. In my opinion, this was the most important event for lake residents since the properties were deeded.

This is just one of many extremely important initiative will be making for you. If you want us to be effective in protecting and representing your interests, you have to vote.

----- Video of Lake Worth Vision / Planning Commission

As you can see, we were successful in gaining a voice for the shoreline residents in the Lake Worth Vision process. Through the organizing that we are doing, we are earning the respect that we need. Now is your time to act. Plan on voting in the runoff election.

Michael Dallas
President Scenic Shores Neighborhood Association
817-733-9056
8437 Island View Drive
Fort Worth TX 76135

Lake Worth Residents Have A Voice


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Why Vote? This is why!


Summary:


Our councilman agreed to allow the neighborhood leaders to be a part of the decision-making committee for the future planning of the Lake Worth area.
Previously, all four neighborhood association presidents were unhappy with the proposals to NOT have a voice in the decision-making process. This meeting shows the difference of attitude when the councilman allows the neighborhood associations to have a seat in the process.

Your Vote is Changing Everything!

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Shoreline Voter Updates - Huge Success!!! Election Results

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Huge Success! Shoreline Voter Update - Election Results

Summary:

The shoreline residents are forever changing the face of Fort Worth city elections. This election has shown that, in the future, the shoreline vote will be very important to candidates running for the District 7 council seat.

Script

I wanted to take a couple of minutes to share with you how we shoreline residents are forever changing the face of city elections. First, I'm going to share with you the election results and then I'm going to show how the shoreline affected the election.

As you know by now, the mayoral election and District 7 council election have gone into runoff elections. The reason is that no candidate in either race garnered 50% of the overall vote. The voting for the runoff election will be held June 6th through June 14th with the final voting on June 18th.

So how did we shoreline voters affect the election? In short, the results were absolutely amazing! We had a significant impact. I want to give credit where credit is due. I want to thank every person who voted. I also want to thank those on the shoreline who called, emailed and otherwise motivated their friends and neighbors to vote. Your efforts had absolutely incredible results! You have a lot to be proud of!

Now it will be a couple of weeks until we get the actual final count, but we can make a pretty good estimate based on the numbers that we do have. We can get an estimate because our precinct is 4242. A quick estimate shows that while the shoreline represents about 10% of the voters in Precinct 4242, we represents about 95% of the votes cast. So, until we get the final data, we can use results from Precinct 4242 as our thermometer.

The first thing we see is that the shoreline accounts for over 300 votes.
This means that of the approximately 600 valid registered voters on the shoreline, well over 50% voted. Percentage wise, we are one the top, if not the top, voting constituencies in the City of Fort Worth.

The second thing we see is that, in total, 5417 votes were cast across District 7. This means that while the shoreline voters only represent around 1.2% of the registered District 7 voters, we accounted for 5.5% of all District 7 votes cast. This is huge! In other words, one out of every 18 votes cast in District 7 came from the shoreline!

Again, job well done. Every single vote made a huge difference!

So what were the election results and how did the shoreline affect the races? Below, I have included links to the Tarrant County Elections Commission results pages. There are some pretty interesting numbers. Let's start with the results from the mayoral race.

While Cathy Hirt did not make the runoff election, she did win the shoreline vote. While she only took 21% of the city wide vote, she garnered 46% of the shoreline voters.
Conversely, while Betsy Price took 43% of the overall city vote, she only took 26% of the shoreline vote.
Jim Lane took 26% of the overall city votes and 20% of the shoreline votes.

The council results were even more interesting.
John Perry took the most votes on the shoreline. While he took 20% of the total district vote, he took 39% of the shoreline vote.
Dennis Shingleton took the second highest number of shoreline votes. While he took almost 46% of the total district vote, he took 34% of the shoreline vote.

Here's the really interesting part. As I said before, because Mr. Shingleton took less than 50% of the overall District 7 vote, the election now goes into a run off. Had Mr. Shingleton taken the entire shoreline vote, he would have been within 35 votes of winning the election outright and avoiding a runoff. What this means is that it is very clear from this election that getting the shoreline vote will be very, very important to anyone seeking the District 7 council seat.

The good news, to whomever wins this election, is that it should be very easy to win over shoreline residents for their support for the 2013 election. More than any other neighborhood in District 7, the shoreline has large number of issues that have been sorely neglected and are in dire need of attention. Luckily, these issues don't require a lot of money. They mostly require a councilman who will listen to the residents and will provide leadership support. If our new councilman works with us - and not against us - he will find a fantastic group of people who know how to collaborate and who know how to get things done. By providing good leadership and good representation over the next 24 months, he will be able to garner the shoreline's support for the next election.

So what do we need to do now? Well, the election is not over just yet. There will be a runoff vote starting Monday, June the 6th. It is very important that each one of us votes in the runoff. The runoff election is actually more important than the first election. In this runoff, our votes could decide who the next mayor and councilman will be. Just like the first round of voting, I will be providing a daily shoreline vote count. I don't have the email addresses of everyone on the shoreline, so you will need to help. Make sure that you contact your friends and your neighbors and let them know how important their vote is.

Again, great job everyone! You are changing everything. Let's get ready and let's finish this election!

We're in this together. I'm Michael Dallas.


Mayor Results:
http://tcweb.tarrantcounty.com/evote/lib/evote/2011/May14/results/contest_25.pdf

District 7 Results:
http://tcweb.tarrantcounty.com/evote/lib/evote/2011/May14/results/contest_30.pdf


Michael Dallas
President Scenic Shores Neighborhood Association
817-733-9056
8437 Island View Drive
Fort Worth TX 76135


Shoreline Voter Updates - Huge Success!!! Election Results


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Huge Success! Shoreline Voter Update - Election Results

Summary:

The shoreline residents are forever changing the face of Fort Worth city elections. This election has shown that, in the future, the shoreline vote will be very important to candidates running for the District 7 council seat.

Script

I wanted to take a couple of minutes to share with you how we shoreline residents are forever changing the face of city elections. First, I'm going to share with you the election results and then I'm going to show how the shoreline affected the election.

As you know by now, the mayoral election and District 7 council election have gone into runoff elections. The reason is that no candidate in either race garnered 50% of the overall vote. The voting for the runoff election will be held June 6th through June 14th with the final voting on June 18th.

So how did we shoreline voters affect the election? In short, the results were absolutely amazing! We had a significant impact. I want to give credit where credit is due. I want to thank every person who voted. I also want to thank those on the shoreline who called, emailed and otherwise motivated their friends and neighbors to vote. Your efforts had absolutely incredible results! You have a lot to be proud of!

Now it will be a couple of weeks until we get the actual final count, but we can make a pretty good estimate based on the numbers that we do have. We can get an estimate because our precinct is 4242. A quick estimate shows that while the shoreline represents about 10% of the voters in Precinct 4242, we represents about 95% of the votes cast. So, until we get the final data, we can use results from Precinct 4242 as our thermometer.

The first thing we see is that the shoreline accounts for over 300 votes.
This means that of the approximately 600 valid registered voters on the shoreline, well over 50% voted. Percentage wise, we are one the top, if not the top, voting constituencies in the City of Fort Worth.

The second thing we see is that, in total, 5417 votes were cast across District 7. This means that while the shoreline voters only represent around 1.2% of the registered District 7 voters, we accounted for 5.5% of all District 7 votes cast. This is huge! In other words, one out of every 18 votes cast in District 7 came from the shoreline!

Again, job well done. Every single vote made a huge difference!

So what were the election results and how did the shoreline affect the races? Below, I have included links to the Tarrant County Elections Commission results pages. There are some pretty interesting numbers. Let's start with the results from the mayoral race.

While Cathy Hirt did not make the runoff election, she did win the shoreline vote. While she only took 21% of the city wide vote, she garnered 46% of the shoreline voters.
Conversely, while Betsy Price took 43% of the overall city vote, she only took 26% of the shoreline vote.
Jim Lane took 26% of the overall city votes and 20% of the shoreline votes.

The council results were even more interesting.
John Perry took the most votes on the shoreline. While he took 20% of the total district vote, he took 39% of the shoreline vote.
Dennis Shingleton took the second highest number of shoreline votes. While he took almost 46% of the total district vote, he took 34% of the shoreline vote.

Here's the really interesting part. As I said before, because Mr. Shingleton took less than 50% of the overall District 7 vote, the election now goes into a run off. Had Mr. Shingleton taken the entire shoreline vote, he would have been within 35 votes of winning the election outright and avoiding a runoff. What this means is that it is very clear from this election that getting the shoreline vote will be very, very important to anyone seeking the District 7 council seat.

The good news, to whomever wins this election, is that it should be very easy to win over shoreline residents for their support for the 2013 election. More than any other neighborhood in District 7, the shoreline has large number of issues that have been sorely neglected and are in dire need of attention. Luckily, these issues don't require a lot of money. They mostly require a councilman who will listen to the residents and will provide leadership support. If our new councilman works with us - and not against us - he will find a fantastic group of people who know how to collaborate and who know how to get things done. By providing good leadership and good representation over the next 24 months, he will be able to garner the shoreline's support for the next election.

So what do we need to do now? Well, the election is not over just yet. There will be a runoff vote starting Monday, June the 6th. It is very important that each one of us votes in the runoff. The runoff election is actually more important than the first election. In this runoff, our votes could decide who the next mayor and councilman will be. Just like the first round of voting, I will be providing a daily shoreline vote count. I don't have the email addresses of everyone on the shoreline, so you will need to help. Make sure that you contact your friends and your neighbors and let them know how important their vote is.

Again, great job everyone! You are changing everything. Let's get ready and let's finish this election!

We're in this together. I'm Michael Dallas.


Mayor Results:
http://tcweb.tarrantcounty.com/evote/lib/evote/2011/May14/results/contest_25.pdf

District 7 Results:
http://tcweb.tarrantcounty.com/evote/lib/evote/2011/May14/results/contest_30.pdf


Michael Dallas
President Scenic Shores Neighborhood Association
817-733-9056
8437 Island View Drive
Fort Worth TX 76135


Huge Success! Shoreline Voter Rally Update

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Huge Success! Shoreline Voter Rally Update


Summary:


The April 9th Shoreline Voter Rally was a huge success. Over 200 shoreline residents and all 10 candidates attended. The shoreline movement has caught the attention of the entire city and is being watched carefully. To be a valued constituency, shoreline residents now need to show up at the polls in the early election from May 2nd through May 10th.


Script


As you probably know, on Saturday, April 9th, the four neighborhood associations sponsored a Shoreline Voter Rally barbecue. It was a huge success! Over 200 shoreline residents showed up. All ten candidates were there - the five running for mayor and the five running for council. Since the rally, I heard from many people outside the lake community that we made an extraordinary impact. The shoreline movement has been the talk of the entire city.

So, we are now halfway there. All we need to do now is show up at the polls. You need to vote in early voting. Early voting is the week of May 2nd through May 10th. I cannot overemphasize how important this is to you, your home, and to the lake.

As I said in the last video, we have a lot of serious issues that need attention. The green space that we all love around the lake needs to be protected from developers. We need help in addressing the increased crime and home invasions around the lake. And we need special attention on how drilling goes forward near the water. And these are just a few of the problems. The only way we are going to get our issues addressed out here is by becoming an respected constituency. And the ONLY way we become a respected constituency is by voting in the upcoming city election.

Let me say it another way. If we don’t vote in this election, we will be viewed as just a bunch of whiny babies that can be ignored. If we do vote, then we will be viewed as a valuable constituency who needs attention. It really is just that simple.

I cannot overemphasize the importance of your one vote. It doesn’t matter who each of us votes for, we just need to vote in the upcoming election.

As I said before, when each of us votes, it gets recorded. I got this disk at the Tarrant County Election Commission. It has every voter in Tarrant County on it. It also shows what elections each voter voted in. After this election, our elected officials will get a new copy of this disk. If we want to get issues around the lake addressed, they need to see that you and I and all of our neighbors on the lake voted.

This is what you need to do. Put on your calendars to vote on Monday, May the 2nd. To vote, you will need to go to the Sheriff’s office in the City of Lake Worth at 6651 Lake Worth Blvd. Lake Worth Blvd is Jacksboro Highway as it goes through the City of Lake Worth. The Sheriff’s office is about halfway between 820 and the Lake Worth Bridge on the South side of the road. Again, put on your calendars to vote on May 2nd at the Sheriff’s office in the City of Lake Worth.

If you vote and I vote and we get all of our friends and neighbors on the lake to vote, we WILL change everything.

We’re all in the together. I’m Michael Dallas.

Shoreline Alert - Immediate Action Required!

Time Critical - Please Email and/or Call These City Officials Now:

Summary: Against community consensus, the current Lake Worth Vision Proposal is moving forward. It will go before the Planning Commission today (3/23/2011) at 1:30PM.

You need to:

1) Email each official. You can use the Easy Link to prepare your email. Just click and it will open you Outlook Express. Otherwise, just copy and paste the email addresses and message. Two example message are below.

2) Call both officials and tell them:
"The consensus at the meeting was to not go forward with the proposal."
"You are very unhappy that they are ignoring the community."


TO USE EASY LINK, CLICK HERE - Your email will be prepared for you - complete with your message. Just alter the message to your liking and click "send."

Here is the contact information:

Commission Chair: Namon Hollis, Jr.
Phone: 817-454-5652 (Leave message on voice mail.)
Email: teresa.burk@fortworthgov.org

District 7 Commissioner: Jim Whiteholter
Email: whitej@sbcglobal.net
Phone: 817-732-2039


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Example Email 1 (You may copy and paste this text into your emails):

I am horrified to learned that the current Lake Worth Vision is moving forward. It was represented at the March 10th meeting that the approval process would only move forward with the consensus. It was very clear that the consensus was to pause the approval process until a genuine community committee was formed. We are shocked to learn that the process is going forward anyway.

Please postpone the vote until you can meet with the community and hear our concerns.

Sincerely,


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Example Email 2 (You may copy and paste this text into your emails):

I find it absolutely wrong that the current Lake Worth Vision is moving forward over widespread community objections. Dana Burghdoff represented at the March 10th meeting that the approval process would only move forward with the consensus of those at the meeting. The consensus was to pause the approval process until a community committee was formed. This is wrong.

Please postpone the vote until you can meet with the community and hear our concerns.

Sincerely,

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You can CC to Michael Dallas at:
MichaelDallas@Gmail.com

Shoreline Alert - Immediate Action Required!

Time Critical - Send Your Email to City Officials Now:



Time Critical - Send Your Email to Our Elected Officials Now:

TO USE EASY LINK, CLICK HERE - Your email will be prepared for you - complete with your message. Just alter the message to your liking and click "send."

To contact each official separately, here is their contact information:

Councilman Carter Burdette
Email: Carter.Burdette@FortWorthGov.org
Phone: 817-392-8807
Address: 1000 Throckmorton, Fort Worth TX 76102

Mayor Mike Moncrief
Email: Mike.Moncrief@FortWorthGov.org
Phone: 817-392-6118
Address: 1000 Throckmorton, Fort Worth TX 76102


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Example Email 1 (You may copy and paste this text into your emails):

I am writing because I am deeply frightened by the way city staff has been treating the shoreline citizens residing on Lake Worth, myself included. We desperately need your help.

Two years ago, city staff led a community collaboration for creating a zoning ordinance on Lake Worth known as the “Dock Steering Committee.” This committee was led by city staff and was composed of real estate professionals and lake leaders. In December of 2008 (after six months of work), that committee issued recommendations for a zoning ordinance that met the needs of the residents and served the interests of the City of Fort Worth.

Shortly thereafter, city staff abandoned the community’s collaboration and engaged on a stubborn mission to damage property values and disenfranchise shoreline residents from the enjoyment of their homes. I believe that my home is in peril.

I am asking you to please restore order and to convince city staff to halt the attack on our homes.

Sincerely,


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Example Email 2 (You may copy and paste this text into your emails):

I am deeply concerned about the attacks that city staff are making against all of us shoreline residents on Lake Worth.

Two years ago, Fort Worth city staff worked with our local leaders to create a dock ordinance that would meet the needs of residents and the City of Fort Worth. In December 2008, the committee resolved all of the issues and city staff issued recommendations.

Since that time, city staff has usurped the process and engaged on a mission to damage our properties. I am deeply frightened for my home.

Please help.

Sincerely,

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You can CC to Michael Dallas at:
MichaelDallas@Gmail.com

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Other Documents and Sites:

Most Recent Proposal - 11/9/2010 (Click Here)

Survey Results - 11/09/2010 (Click Here)

Last Dock Ordinance Video - Dock Ordinance Survey(Click below):
http://scenicshores.blogspot.com/2010/10/dock-ordinance-survey.html

">TO USE EASY LINK, CLICK HERE - Your email will be prepared for you - complete with your message. Just alter the message to your liking and click "send."

To contact each official separately, here is their contact information:

Councilman Carter Burdette
Email: Carter.Burdette@FortWorthGov.org
Phone: 817-392-8807
Address: 1000 Throckmorton, Fort Worth TX 76102

Mayor Mike Moncrief
Email: Mike.Moncrief@FortWorthGov.org
Phone: 817-392-6118
Address: 1000 Throckmorton, Fort Worth TX 76102


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Example Email 1 (You may copy and paste this text into your emails):

I am writing because I am deeply frightened by the way city staff has been treating the shoreline citizens residing on Lake Worth, myself included. We desperately need your help.

Two years ago, city staff led a community collaboration for creating a zoning ordinance on Lake Worth known as the “Dock Steering Committee.” This committee was led by city staff and was composed of real estate professionals and lake leaders. In December of 2008 (after six months of work), that committee issued recommendations for a zoning ordinance that met the needs of the residents and served the interests of the City of Fort Worth.

Shortly thereafter, city staff abandoned the community’s collaboration and engaged on a stubborn mission to damage property values and disenfranchise shoreline residents from the enjoyment of their homes. I believe that my home is in peril.

I am asking you to please restore order and to convince city staff to halt the attack on our homes.

Sincerely,


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Example Email 2 (You may copy and paste this text into your emails):

I am deeply concerned about the attacks that city staff are making against all of us shoreline residents on Lake Worth.

Two years ago, Fort Worth city staff worked with our local leaders to create a dock ordinance that would meet the needs of residents and the City of Fort Worth. In December 2008, the committee resolved all of the issues and city staff issued recommendations.

Since that time, city staff has usurped the process and engaged on a mission to damage our properties. I am deeply frightened for my home.

Please help.

Sincerely,

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You can CC to Michael Dallas at:
MichaelDallas@Gmail.com

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Other Documents and Sites:

Most Recent Proposal - 11/9/2010 (Click Here)

Survey Results - 11/09/2010 (Click Here)

Last Dock Ordinance Video - Dock Ordinance Survey(Click below):
http://scenicshores.blogspot.com/2010/10/dock-ordinance-survey.html

Lake Worth - What You Can Do To Preserve Its Green Space

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Lake Worth - What You Can Do to Preserve Its Green Space.


Summary: Most of the beautiful "park" greenspace around Lake Worth is not "park" at all - but "city owned" land. This beautiful green space is in danger of being sold and developed. Shoreline residents are urged to vote in the upcoming election so that the neighborhood associations will have the ability to protect this property. Video Transcript:


Do you enjoy the beauty that surrounds your home? How would you like all of those gorgeous green fields and beautiful woods around the lake turned into apartment complexes in the next few years? Let me show you something. This is a map of the lake from the current “Lake Worth Vision” plan. Here is the 820 bridge. Here the Jacksboro Highway bridge. Here’s the Fort Worth Nature Center. I’m going to cover it up. Around the main part of the lake, you will notice two colors, orange and green. The green are dedicated parks. In all probability, those green spots will stay parks. On the other hand, you will notice that two-thirds of the woods and fields around the lake are orange. That means that the city could sell this property off and development like apartment complexes could be built. Notice that the orange zones are everywhere. That means that the vast majority of the residents on the lake could be living in the middle of an apartment complex in the not-too-distant future. Here’s what you need to understand. There are four neighborhood associations around Lake Worth - the north shore, south shore, east shore, and scenic shores. I lead the Scenic Shores Association. All four neighborhood association are led by very concerned people who have been fighting tooth-and-nail to keep this from happening. It has been a fierce battle and we have yet not won the war. As a matter of fact, we have reached a point where we desperately need your help. We need every single person on the shoreline to help. Let me show you something else. This is a computer disk that lists every voter in Tarrant County. Your name is on this disk. It tells what elections you voted in and what elections you didn’t vote in. The mayor and councilman has this disk. Every candidate for mayor and council have this disk. And they all use this disk like a bible. Now let me show you something else. Here is a list of all the property owners on Lake Worth. You will notice that I have highlighted some names. The people that I highlighted are the ones who voted in the 2009 city election. You will notice that hardly anyone on the shoreline voted. I will admit that I did not vote in that election. The next election will be the first week of May (this year 2011). Once that election is over, whoever is elected will have an updated version of this list. They will know if you voted and they will know if I voted. If the new list looks like this list, then the leaders of the four neighborhood associations will have very ability to keep the apartments out. On the other hand, if after this election, this list is completely green - in other words, everyone on the shoreline votes - then the four neighborhood associations will have tremendous ability to protect this property. It really is that simple. If you vote, we can get the property preserved and protected. If you don’t vote, then as our kids say, we got no game. We’ve got no power and no ability to protect the lake. I cannot overemphasize that if you want to preserve the environment around your home, if you want to preserve the environment of the lake, you must vote in this election. And I mean you specifically. I’m talking about your one vote. Your one vote could easily mean the difference between your living around parks (like you do now) or your living around apartments and other high density development. So what’s the plan? First, if you are not registered to vote, you need to get registered. Just call me and I will send you a form. It’s super easy. Second, you need to save two dates. The first is the shoreline rally on April 9th. On Saturday, April 9th all city council candidates and all mayoral candidates will meet with shoreline residents at a free shoreline barbecue rally at Grace Baptist Church on Las Vegas Trail. Whether you ask them a question or not, the candidates need to see you there. Next, you need to plan on voting in the early voting between April 2nd and April 10th. I will send you an email letting you know where you need to go to vote. You just need to resolve right now that you will be voting in the early election. Before the election, I will also send you a voter sheet so that you can see where all the candidates stand on our issues. All you will need to do is to pick a couple of candidates and vote. It’s going to be easy. If you vote, no matter who it is you vote for, we will have the ability to protect the green space around our homes and we will will have the ability to protect the lake. This all comes down to your one vote. I cannot overemphasize how important this election is to your home and to this lake. We’re all in this together. I’m Michael Dallas.

Shoreline Voter Rally with Free BBQ! April 9th 2011 at 11:30 AM - Grace Baptist Church (820 & Las Vegas Trail) - BE THERE!



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Shoreline Voter Rally! Protect your property and enjoy FREE BBQ!

Summary: Make plans to attend the April 9th 2011 Shoreline Voter Rally! ALL mayoral and District 7 council candidates will be there. By working together, we can become an extremely important group of residents to city leaders and get our issues addressed.

Video Transcript:

Let me ask you a question. Do you like barbecue? In a minute, I’m going to show you how to protect your shoreline property while enjoying a fee barbecue dinner at the same time.

But first let me ask you a couple more questions. How much property tax do you pay each year? Do you feel that you’re getting your money’s worth? Do you feel like the City of Fort Worth cares about you, your property, or the lake? Are you happy with what’s going on with the dredging, the roads, sewer and water, eminent domain, or park conditions? Are you on a lease and are worried about whether you will get the chance to buy your property? Do you worry about what they city is going to do next around the lake?

If you do, then you are not alone. I believe that there is widespread discontent around the shoreline with paying high taxes and getting very little in return. The good news is that if you and I and everyone else on the shoreline work as a team, we can change everything.

So how do we do this? You have to understand that all issues lead to one place and one place only - Fort Worth City Council. If we have a supportive councilman and a supportive mayor, then we can solve all of these issues. Without this support, we are dead in the water.

So how do we get support? We have to show that we are an active, vibrant block of voters who play as a team. You’re on the team, I’m on the team, everyone on the shoreline is on the team. If we want to “win the game,” that is we want to get these problems solved, then we have to score points. So how do we score points? We vote. Every vote is a point. And believe me, every elected official on the Fort Worth City Council counts points.

Now, do we all need to vote for the same candidate - not necessarily. You see if you vote for one candidate, we get a point. If I vote for the other candidate we get another point. Even though we voted for two different candidates, we get two points.

You see, at the end of this election, people are going to count up our points. They won’t know who we voted for, but they will know that we voted. If we have a lot of points, that is we have a lot of voter to show up to vote, then we will become extremely important and we will get our issues addressed.

I cannot overemphasize that this IS the game. You can write letters to your councilman until your pen runs dry. You can email the mayor until your fingers fall off. You can storm city hall and make speeches until you are blue and hoarse. You can carry picket signs until the soles of your shoes wear out. But none of that has even a fraction of the power of your one vote.

You see, city elections are different than any other election. Very few people vote in the city election. Those that do vote show that they are serious about their issues. At the end of the election, elected officials know every person that voted and more importantly, they know why they voted. If we all play as a team and we all vote, we will change the game.

So what do we do now? I’ve got two very good pieces of news for you. The first is that the hard work has been done. The second is that there is free Barbecue in your future. On Saturday, April 9th at 11:30AM, there will be a shoreline voter rally with free barbecue for everyone. All mayor candidates and all city council candidates will be there. You heard me correctly. All the candidates will be there. So why are we so important that all the candidates would show up? Because they know we are now playing as a team and they know we are now playing to win. By playing as a team, you and I have suddenly become very important.

All four neighborhood associations on the shoreline are working together on this. It is that important. We now have the upper hand and the entire city is watching you and me. If we work together, we will win. Right now, the team needs you, the lake needs you, and if you care about your property at all, you will be at that rally. Plan to be at Grace Baptist Church (at Las Vegas Trail and 820) at 11:30AM on Saturday, April 9th. I cannot overemphasize how important your one vote is. You need to be there. Put this on your calendar right now.

We’re in this together.

I’m Michael Dallas

Lost & Found - Pets, Boats, and Stuff


Lost & Found On Lake Worth:

If you have lost or found a dog, cat, boat, or other item, please use Craigslist to either post (if you found something) or seach posts (if you lost something). Here's the link to the Fort Worth Lost & Found section of Craigslist:

http://dallas.craigslist.org/ftw/laf/

Instructions - If you lost something:
Click the link above. On Craigslist, simply type in the key word(s) that you are looking for in the "Search for:" box. Then the "Search" button. You may try searching "Lake Worth", "Dog", "Cat", or whatever you lost.

Instructions - If you found something:
Click on the link above.
In the upper right corner of Craigslist, click the "Post" button.
On the next screen, click "Lost & Found." (Do not click "Pets." That is for the sale of pets - not found pets.)
Click "Fort Worth."

Fill in the form:
Title: (whatever it is your found "Small Brown Dog," "Big White Cat," etc.
Location: Please use "Lake Worth" if you found it around the lake.
Description: Type in a description of the item you found. It may also help to put in where and when you found it. Also put in any requirements that you may have such as "I found a widget. Please call me with a description of the widget and where you might have left it."
Email: You will need to type in your email address twice. I suggest that you leave the button "anonymize" selected. This will allow you to get emails from respondents without having your actual email posted.
If you wish, you can post photos of the item you found.

Click "Continue"
Click "Continue"
Click "ACCEPT the Terms of Use"
Enter the words that you see into the box. Include the spaces and symbols and make sure to capitalize letters when necessary.
Go to your email address and open the email sent to you by Craigslist.
In the email, click on the link.
On the page (that pops up), click "Publish."

Whenever you want to delete your posting, go back into this same email, click the link and then click "Delete."

Dock Ordinance Status And Videos of the January 4th Council Meeting (on Docks)



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Our councilman did not represent our interests.

May 14th, 2011 is the day that we change everything!


Video Edit - Part 1 of
Dock Ordinance Portion of City Council Meeting 1/4/2011



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Video Edit - Part 2 of
Dock Ordinance Portion of City Council Meeting 1/4/2011



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Video Edit - Part 3 of
Dock Ordinance Portion of City Council Meeting 1/4/2011



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Video Edit - Part 4 of
Dock Ordinance Portion of City Council Meeting 1/4/2011



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Video Edit -
Dock Ordinance Portion of Pre-Council Meeting 1/4/2011



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SPECIAL EDITS - Councilman Burdette's Comments ONLY
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Below are edits of the council and pre-council meetings on January 4th that ONLY contain the comments of Councilman Carter Burdette. (Public comments and council conversations have been omitted.)

Video Edit - All of Carter Burdette's Comments at Pre-Council 1/4/2011



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Video Edit - All of Carter Burdette's Comments at Council 1/4/2011



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Video Transcript:

I wanted to bring you up to date on the dock ordinance. Below, I’ve attached the videos of the council meeting and the pre-council meeting. The pre-council meeting is where the council members get together with staff and go over the issues before the actual council meeting. I wanted you to have both videos so that you could see how you are being represented by your elected official.

All you have to do is look at those videos to know that our interests are not being represented by our councilman. Even though we filled the city council chamber, our own representative fought against us the entire time. This is unheard of. Councilmen are not supposed to fight against their constituents. They are supposed to represent their constituents our council member’s behavior was so off the charts, that the other council members couldn’t figure out what he was doing and still don’t understand what he was doing.

Frankly, this has been going on a long time. The fact that we have had to spend over two years fighting with city staff to protect our property rights speaks volumes. If we had proper representation from our city councilman, the dock ordinance fiasco would have never got to this point. So what are we going to do about this? The good news is that our opportunity is at hand.

Before I tell you what we need to do next, I want to give you a brief run-down of the dock ordinance situation itself. As far as the specific results from the January 4th meeting, there is some good news. The good news is that by storming city hall, we made a huge difference in the final ordinance. With one exception, we got what the community had asked for. I believe that most residents on the lake who have been waiting to build, can now build the dock of their choice.

Like I said before, the bad news is that even with the city council chamber full of lake residents, our elected councilman refused to represent us. Instead of helping us, he insisted on fighting with us. This is a huge, huge problem that you and I need to address.

I think we all realize that we are right in the middle of area of the city that is undergoing enormous change and we have a lot of things that need to be addressed.

Here are just a few:
There are residents who still need to close on the purchase of their property,
We have residents who are still waiting for water and sewer,
Over the last few months, we have had a huge rash of home invasions,
We have been waiting years on the dredging.
We have parks all around the lake in dire need of attention,
People dumping trash garbage everywhere,
We’ve got city owned lots full of garbage all around the lake,
We have got some of the most critical road issues in Tarrant County.
I could go on and on.

And instead of working with residents to solve these very real problems, city staff has spent their time and efforts over last two years attacking our property rights with this ridiculous dock ordinance.

So what are we going to do about this? The good news is that OUR opportunity is at hand. May 14th is the day we change everything. On that day, our council seat, District 7, is up for reelection. I cannot overemphasize how important that election is to your lake property. If you and I stick together, and you and I vote, we can make such a huge impact on this election, that we will never have to face this kind of ridiculous nonsense again.

There’s only one thing that you need to do right now. You simply need to make up in your mind, that you will be voting in the May 14th election. That’s it. And it’s going to be super easy. We’re going to do this together. If you are not registered or don’t know where to vote, don’t worry. I will be sending you easy to follow instructions. I will also send you reminders as we get closer to the election.

Look, you and I pay some of the highest property taxes in Texas. Not only are we not getting proper representation, we have had to fight with our own representative. By you and I spending 10 minutes of our time in the voting booth on May 14th, we will absolutely transform the attitude of everyone downtown. If we stick together, we can change everything on May 14th.

We are all in this together.

I’m Michael Dallas
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Latest Ordinance Proposals:

Approved Zoning Ordinance by Zoning Commission 12/8/2010

http://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=explorer&chrome=true&srcid=1WiaIvPSOeLhXvZmOBrykO5F9meMAhuu40hYJITb62nZ_3nO_xBjC7uZvfzNW&hl=en

Changes Made by Councilman Burdette 12/28/2010

http://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=explorer&chrome=true&srcid=1gg9PoBMtC5Mln5eTa-devyHT5FGDbgVqRPpKUOiWiiezK8BE2ReF9t519RIM&hl=en

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Last Four Videos on Lake Worth Dock Ordinance
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January 4th, 2011 Meeting Notice

http://scenicshores.blogspot.com/2010/12/final-critical-meeting-be-there.html


December 8, 2010 Meeting Notice

http://scenicshores.blogspot.com/2010/11/critical-meeting-be-there-december-8th.html

November 9, 2010 - Contact Your Elected Officials

http://scenicshores.blogspot.com/2010/11/dock-ordinance-saga-update-11092010.html

October 19, 2010 - What's Wrong with This Ordinance
http://scenicshores.blogspot.com/2010/10/dock-ordinance-survey.html