The city council denied Marvin Lynch Equal Opportunity to develop his property – the council worked in collusion with University of Mary Hardin Baylor, creating lies, exaggerations, and new ordinance to shut-down Lynch family's effort, claiming Lynch would create flooding. May 2013 - UMHB creates severe flooding at 9th Ave. Slide show to the right shows flooding caused by UMHB football stadium and parking lots.
Double Standard: North Belton drainage with limestone walls and concrete bottom vs South Belton, dirt scraped out at road side.
More South Belton Equal Representation - you pay taxes, get nothing;
University of Mary Hardin Baylor pays no taxes and gets everything
Do city council members, manager & mayor areas look like this?
City of Belton denies Lynch Family Equal Opportunity and their right to develop their property; Officials show favor towards the tax-exempt University of Mary Hardin Baylor
T.A.N. had made a request to hold an annual Pow-Wow in city of Belton. However, the chamber of commerce (pres. stephenie obanion) and officials, attached to each other and their affiliations, found every excuse to deny the Native Americans right to use Belton parks.
One excuse was that 'moccassins will ruin the grass' - the same grass-area where the annual Fourth of July carnival sets-up their equipment and the public tramples all over the grass. Another request made by T.A.N. was that traffic in Confederate Park be blocked so it was under control - denied. They asked for small bleachers - denied. They requested porta-potties, that too was too much to ask for.
Belton Chamber of Commerce and officials also created a stipulation that Native Americans must use hotels in Belton if they were wanting to be supported by the Chamber of Commerce.
Finally after the shutdown, Mayor Bill Jones of Temple Texas rescued the entire effort by opening the Temple Texas doors for T.A.N. to hold the Pow Wow at Temple Tractor Grounds off of Industrial Park Drive - with Geronimo's grandson officiating as special guest.
Will Belton officials and chamber block traffic for University of Mary Hardin Baylor for their football games in their new mega-million dollar football stadium? We'll have to wait and see just who officials truly see as equals. The following info. is dedicated to our Native American brothers across the United States of America: Images were taken at Temple Tractor Grounds, 2007, Temple, Texas.
Tribal American Network President, Rafael 'Tallbear' Montez, life-long Belton resident, challenging City Manager Sam Listi and Belton City Council in public comments to correct statements made in press as well as mistreatment of T.A.N. and associated costs - Click Audio to the right.