Two voters made a $134 million dollar decision in a recent Fort Bend County election and now an examination of state and county records provide a glimpse into how a municipal utility district was created through the use of a “temporary trailer” Rent-A-Voter service.
Records from the Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation reflect Scott Drilling Services of Houston, Texas began the process to drill a water well( WellReport_401895) at 22302 Southwest Freeway, Richmond, Texas 77469 on August 6th, 2015. Three days prior to initiating the well drilling, Fort Bend County Engineering records indicate the “Rent A Voter” entity Stingray Services LLC paid $60 for a permit to place a “Temporary Trailer for Williams Ranch MUD 1” at the physical address of 22302 Southwest Freeway, Richmond, Texas 77469.
22302 Southwest Freeway, Richmond Texas 77469 corresponds to the residence address on the Voter Registration Application of the two voters who registered to vote in the MUD election. Williams Ranch MUD 1 voters
The mailing address listed in Fort Bend County permit records for the temporary trailer is 20615 Marilyn Lane, Spring Texas which also corresponds to the mailing address on the Voter Registration Application of the two voters who registered to vote in the MUD election.
20615 Marilyn Lane, Spring, Texas is listed in public records as the address of Stingray Services LLC —which BJP and the County Citizen blog earlier reported scrubbed their website of the names of developers & engineering firms they’ve performed “Rent-A-Voter” services for.
Poised to approve the creation of the MUD, the approval of four MUD directors, $134 million in bonds and the tax rate to be levied on future property owners in the district that’s exactly what these two voters did during the recent November elections.
That’s how the kielbasa is made dear readers—two people are selected to be “residents” of the district, a temporary trailer for the MUD is permitted, a water well is drilled, the voters use the temporary dwelling address as their residence address for voter registration purposes and subsequently vote to create the special district.
Exit question—-if the practice I’ve described lawfully allows two people who intend to vote in an election with the intent to levy taxes and bond indebtedness on future property owners in the district, why were two people in The Woodlands Road Utility District vigorously prosecuted by the Texas Attorney General’s office, convicted by a jury of their peers and sentenced to ten years in prison for voting in an election with the intention to DECREASE the taxes and retire the bond debt on existing property owners in a district?