Woodville City Council – June 11, 2018

On Monday, June 11, 2018 the Woodville City Council held a public meeting at City Hall to Approve a Utilities Service Agreement with East Texas Packing Company, LLC (a meat packing plant/slaughterhouse).

Over 300 concerned residents of Woodville and Tyler County protested inside and outside of City Hall to request a formal environmental & economic impact study.

Despite hundreds of residents' loud opposition, Woodville City Council on Monday night agreed to provide utilities to East Texas Packing, a company that has proposed constructing a meat packing plant near city limits.

Story: https://www.beaumontenterprise.com/news/article/Woodville-City-Council-approves-utilities-12985889.php

Tyler County Commissioner’s Court – June 20, 2018

A vote on a resolution to stand with the will of the people. It was simply a vote to show who was FOR the will of the People (ie who is opposed to East Texas Packing), who was AGAINST the will of the People (for the packing plant), or who abstained (essentially siding against the People). In other words, it had no legal, binding effect. It was a show of unity with our Commissioner who votes WITH the people vs the ones who walked out or abstained.

Woodville – TCEQ Town Hall – Part 1

State Representative James White brought the TCEQ (Texas Commission on Environmental Quality) and the Dept. of Health & Human Services to address questions, comments, and concerns of Woodville & Tyler County residents regarding the proposed meat-packing facility, East Texas Packing Company.

Woodville – TCEQ Town Hall – Part 2

Part 2 of the recorded live stream from our Town Hall meeting with TCEQ & the Dept. of Health & Human Services in Woodville. The residents of Tyler County are opposed to East Texas Packing Company, LLC

Environmental and Economic Education Forum - July 28th

The Concerned Citizens of Tyler County hosted an educational forum at the Woodville Eagle Summit. Spokesman Sal Baldovinos spoke on the environmental impacts while a presentation from Dr. John Ikerd (pre-recorded) discussed economic and social impacts. Keynote presenter, Mr. James Simpson, illustated the connection between slaughterhouses and their impacts on the economy of rural communities.