Jan 10, 2010


In this article on the Southeast Texas Political Review, Philip R. Klein comments on Judge Bob Wortham's permanent injunction against using bond funds to pay for the demolition of the building formerly known as South Park High School:
Last Publish : Friday, January 08, 2010 04:26:21 PM

Do not listen to the media dribble. The Greenies win nothing according to our sources inside the Beaumont Independent School District. And accordingly - demolition will begin within the next "two weeks" of Southpark High School.

Sources tell the Review that a plan to use non-bond funds will be used to knock it down. And there is NOTHING that can be done.
I included Klein's time stamp, since the rest of the media published the real story at least an hour before Klein. From KBMT Channel 12:
Judge sides with Heritage Society, BISD Still Planning Demolition
Story Created: Jan 8, 2010 at 3:22 PM CST

BISD attorney Melody Chappell says the district will use money from its own budget to complete the demolition of South Park Middle School.

"The school district has a budget they can use and do whatever they want," said Chappell. "Whatever they decide is in the best interest of the kids at South Park, the district will do."
From the Beaumont Enterprise:
Judge rules for "Greenies" in South Park
Posted: January 8, 2010, 3:16 PM CST  

The district had already approved funds to hire a contractor to begin the demolition process, which Chappell said could begin at any time after the judge signs the order.

The injunction keeps the district from using bond money to tear down the school.
While the other media accounts included quotes from BISD Attorney Melody Chappell, Klein went with a manufactured quote from a "source close to the BISD School Board."
"The Judges ruling left the door for us to knock the building down. He said nothing about using taxpayer funds. It is the districts building and if we want to tear it down we will. And we will," said a source close to the BISD School Board.
Here's a fact check on Klein's credibility. It's interesting to note that the Beaumont Enterprise has approximately 100 times as many readers as The Southeast Texas Political Review:

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