Demolition had begun on the first of 3 old buildings that are part of the Woodsboro ISD campuses. But that stopped as soon as asbestos was found. Multiple tests were done. The State Department of Health Services at one point saying no asbestos was found, yet in a different communication saying there is asbestops present. The District superintendent tells us the students are not in any danger, and the asbestos will be abated.
The May 7th deadline is approaching for Hillcrest homeowners interested in a voluntary relocation project being offered by the Port of Corpus Christi.
A Jim Wells County Constable resigns after being on payroll and not able to carry out duties.
A family feud in Taft. An elderly couple claims their son has been stealing money from them since Hurricane Harvey.
A Corpus Christi woman wanted to add onto her house because her family was growing. So she hired a local contractor to do most of the work. Paid him $33,000.00, but the work is snowhere close to being done. So she’s called the Troubleshooters for help.
Hurricane Harvey really did a number on Carol Matthews’ Rockport home, so she hired a contractor named Henry Mahan to make the necessary repairs. Her insurance company gave him $62,000.00 to make the repairs. But she’s called the Troubleshooters because she claims Mahan took the money, then disappeared.
A mother claims she paid a local contractor close to $20,000.00 to make repairs on a house, but he didn’t do what he said he was going to do. However, instead of hiring another contractor, the woman started watching videos on YouTube, and before long, she was doing most of work herself.
Monday, February 25th, was the deadline for Portland businessman Fred Rich, to submit a list of some 60 homeowners in Nueces and San Patricio counties he must reimburse as part of a settlement agreement with the Texas Department of Savings and Mortgage Lending. The Department has investigated Rich for operating as an unlicensed residential mortgage loan originator.
Employees of the Shoreline Treatment Center in Taft finally received their overdue paychecks Friday, February 22nd. The Troubleshooters first reported they had not been paid on Tuesday, February 19th. The Center’s director, Eddie Underwood did tell us the employees would be paid, but didn’t say when.
Some 40 employees of the Shoreline Treatment center in Taft say they did not receive their regularly scheduled paychecks last Friday, and that it’s the 2nd time this year this has happened to them.
A contractor sees our Troubleshooters report on Tuesday, and calls, offering to help Virginia Almeida, for free. And sure enough, he keeps his word, showing up at her house Friday morning, and making the repairs he told her he would make.
A woman calls the Troubleshooters claiming she’s been scammed out of more than $13,000.00 that was supposed to go toward repairs for damage caused to her home by Hurricane Harvey.
A man thought he’d bought a fixer-upper house in 2017, but it wasn’t until 2018 that he claims he first found out the deal had gone bad. So he wants his down payment back, but the man who sold him the house and owes him the $, is making excuses.
A State investigation continues for the allegations of unauthorized grade changes at Coastal Bend College.
A bride-to-be is concerned about her venue of choice. She has an agreement with a man named Daniel Esparza, on the place at 4100 Up River Road. Esparza has been the subject of previous Troubleshooter reports, and complaints keep coming into our newsroom.