Wednesday, April 16, 2008

MCC Exclusive: Misinformation By The Fort Bend Star Is Published In "Bev's Burner" . . .

. . .Mayor, council people, and school boards.......At this point I think I am going to stay out of Sugar Land’s business (maybe), but I certainly have opinions about Missouri City candidates after attending a candidate’s forum last week.

I know those challenging incumbents in Missouri City aren’t stupid, but they sure need to sharpen up their pencils. Not a one of them want the city to invest in the golf course.

Are they crazy or do they just want something to gripe about? No other entity in Missouri City, including the Quail Valley Fund, has the money for the long-term commitment needed to make Quail Valley Country Club the city’s newest park.

Here’s the deal: If the value of real estate falls, taxes will have to be raised to continue the level of service the city provides and believe me, real estate prices will go even lower if the club is allowed to grow up in weeks(sic).

So do you want to pay increased taxes because of low property values, or are you willing to pay a few more cents in taxes to have a wonderful amenity, an asset, that the city owns? Let’s see: higher taxes for nothing; higher taxes for several golf courses and a fabulous park.

The ongoing golf course purchase leads me to believe that we shouldn’t change horses in the middle of the stream. Many thanks for all the challengers because they make democracy happen. But...all the incumbents, Allen Owen, Buddy Jimmerson, Jerry Wyatt, should continue to serve the citizens of Missouri City. . .

MCC comment:

This response came in as a rebuttal to Ms. Carters deliberate misinformation regarding the QVCC. She engaged in a similar misinformation campaign for her friend Allen Owen in 2006 claiming Poats had dropped out of the council races. Of course this wasn't true and a city rebuttal came out conveniently after the election. . .

KDTunstall wrote on Wednesday, Apr 16 at 03:42 PM »

"….A friend called and said they were about to light their BBQ pit when they noticed Bev’s tabloid rag was talking about us again.

Hmmmmm… challenger has ever stated that they were “against” saving the golf course. I suppose Bev is as ethically challenged as the entrenched special interest backed incumbents.

I wonder how much Owen paid her to dish out lies? Kevin Tunstall, Missouri City Council At Large Candidate

This below piece is from Carter's 2006 misinformation campaign against Mr. Poats for Allen Owen, current MC mayor:

(From May, 2006 FB Star)—

“Mo City secretary questions accuracy

Dear Star News,

I must say I am flabbergasted at the information on the front page of the May 3, 2006, edition of The Fort Bend/Southwest Star, regarding the Missouri City election. It states, “Missouri City only has mayor on ballot.”

If someone had but contacted me or a staffmember in my office, we would have gladly provided accurate election information. In addition to the mayoral race in which we have two candidates - Allen Owen and Greyling Poats, we also have two other positions on the ballot - At Large Position 1, with candidate Jerry Wyatt, and At Large Position 2, with candidate Buddy Jimerson. Both of the At Large races are uncontested.

A simple phone call would have afforded accurate reporting on Missouri City election information.

City Secretary Patrice Fogarty

Publisher’s note: Although the headline was indeed unfortunate, we do not consider uncontested races necessary to detail. And despite repeated attempts, we were unable to get Mr. Poats to return a telephone call. I believe the story mentioned he was running. So the only people ignored were the two running uncontested races. We apologize for the inaccurate headline.

Bev Carter, publisher




Question: Do you trust Allen Owen, mayor of Missouri City, TX, to represent you rather than his Houston corporate backers?




3%  participating said yes  (n20)


91%  participating said no  (n573)


6%  participating responded not sure  (n39)


(N) sample =  632


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