Greg Landrum gave an interview to Melissa Newton of CBS 11 News on May 12, 2011. In the interview Landrum stated that he was not a part of LPS Partners at the time of closing on the Town Hall property. We received documents today that prove this to be false. (see more)
Our Opinion: Huge Red Flags From the Actions of the Mayor and Council
Our elected officials have decided to circle the wagons and all join in on smearing one candidate. They seem to only have one, single focus in this election. They are rabidly trying to prevent Matt Smith from becoming mayor. As if their collective livelihoods depended on it. While we're on the subject...We don't believe that a mayor or councilperson should profit from their vote or use their position to steer or influence town issues that will be financially beneficial to themselves. Is that too much to ask?
We, at saveargyletexas, want to shine a light on the actions of elected officials acting in their role as Mayor or Councilperson. We aren't interested in airing their personal records. We are focusing on issues of the town. We want to inform and encourage the citizens of Argyle to do their own research on the actions of Argyle officials who are voting and making decisions on our behalf. That is our purpose, not parading personal histories, or trying to scare people into casting or not casting a vote. The mudslinging by current council members towards a mayoral candidate about his personal history is ridiculous, since some of them have bigger skeletons in their own closets.
Speaking of....We would like to know if Wayne Holt is confused about what seat he is running for? Is he running against David Wintermute for town council or Matt Smith for town mayor? He filed for a town council seat, but he seems more interested in campaigning against Smith, a mayoral candidate.
Argyle Mayor Greg Landrum gave an interview to a local newspaper and claimed to have no tax problems. However, public records say otherwise. (see more)
Argyle Town Council member, Bonny Haynes, addressed the mineral rights transfer in a rambling e-mail yesterday. She was attempting to explain how the Town of Argyle's Mineral rights were conveyed to Mayor Landrum/LPS Partners (see more)
Fourteen months after the highly controversial purchase of Mayor Landrum's LPS partners property for Argyle's new town hall, Town Manager Lyle Dresher transferred the mineral rights of the town hall property back to LPS Partners Mayor Landrum. (see more)
Our rural little town of Argyle with a population of just under 3,300 people now owes over 9 MILLION dollars in bond debt. We can thank our current town council who all voted unanimously in favor on each and every bond. Most of the bond debt has been accrued in the last 2 years under the leadership of Mayor Greg Landrum and council members Dona Schroetke and Wayne Holt. (see more)
The placement of Greg Landrum, Wayne Holt and Dona Schroetke's political signage shows where their allegiance lies. Most of their political signs are located on properties owned by local real estate developers or investors. Who do you think will be given higher priority consideration? The citizens or the handful of people who own the properties where their signs are located?(see more)
Who can forget the infamous 2008 sale of Mayor Greg Landrum's LPS Parner's property to the Town of Argyle? In case you missed it...Mayor Greg Landrum and his LPS Partners sold 2 acres of a 6 acre tract to the Town of Argyle for approximately what they purchased the entire property for. (see more)
Argyle Resident Matt Smith Runs for Town of Argyle Mayor
7th generation Argyle resident Matt Smith has thrown his hat in the ring for Mayor of Argyle. He is a self described son of one of the founding families of Argyle and unlike the other two mayoral candidates he is NOT a real estate agent, real estate developer or real estate investor and only owns a residential property in the Town of Argyle. He is running on a platform of being a 24/7 mayor who only answers to the citizens of Argyle. He is also a self funded candidate who has not taken money from any political groups to fund his campaign. Mr. Smith's website is www.mattsmithformayor.com
Argyle Resident David Wintermute Runs for Argyle Town Council
David Wintermute, a longtime Argyle resident is running against Wayne Holt for town council. David is a decorated Marine that served our country in the Gulf War. David believes that his military experience gives him the honor and discipline needed to get our beloved town of Argyle back on track. He also feels it's time to put the taxpaying citizens back in control of their local government.
Dona worked for Fasterra (JIm Haltom) in 2007 when she was on sabbatical from council. Then, after regaining a council seat in 2008, she made motions and voted on Fasterra's site plans for Gateway Business Park on FM 407. Currently, she is now the leasing agent for the Fasterra development.(see more)
The town of Argyle has approximately 3,000 residents so it might be surprising to some that real estate developers John Michaels, Theresa Rather (later indicted on voter fraud in the 2008 election) and Dema Partner's L.P. gave over $15,000 to the Argyle Concerned Citizens for Change Political Committee that funded Dona Schroetke's City Council Campaign in 2008. (see more)
In a Town of not quite 3,300 people, in the midst of a recession, Lyle is able to secure a compensation package around $175K. Are we getting a good return on that money? (see more)
Teresa Rather (Real Estate Broker) is the previous owner of the Real Estate Station. She is also one of the major donors to Dona Schroetke's 2008 town council campaign.Teresa and her husband were indicted on voter fraud in the 2008 Argyle election. (see more)
According to the Minutes of Town Council Meeting for the Town of Argyle on May 26, 2009. Dona Schroetke made a motion to appoint Jackie Thomas to fill the vacancy created by Joe Phelps. Wayne Holt seconded the motion. Schroetke and Holt were the only two votes that put Thomas on the Town Council. (see more)