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Letters to the Editors
Friday, 10 February 2006
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Response to the Texas Association of Builder Comments by Dr. David Becka and Family, Frisco, Texas
Builders mislead voters and spend Big Money in Frisco
Sunday, 08 May 2005
Frisco - People vs. Goliath. Vote “Yes” on Proposition 1 and 2!
Friday, 29 April 2005
Must Read: The Texas Observer
The Exurb Rebellion
Immediately after moving in, the Beckas say they began to have serious problems with their $318,000 home. Pipes burst behind walls and in the foundation, causing persistent flooding; an uncapped gas line leaked gas into the house; toilet water poured from the ceiling into the kitchen. The water damage spawned fast-growing toxic black mold. For more than five years, the Beckas put up with these problems and what they say were Huntington’s band-aid fixes...In January 2004, the Beckas approached the Council for help with a few commonsense ordinances...city officials did nothing...The Beckas warned their elected officials that if they did not cooperate, they would take the issue to the voters by collecting enough signatures to put amendments to the City Charter on the ballot...Take Back Your Rights presented the City Secretary with the fruits of six months of labor on the streets of Frisco—9,600 signatures, enough to force the City to put the amendments to a vote.
Dallas Morning News Endorses Frisco Proposition 2
Friday, 15 April 2005

The Dallas Morning News strongly endorses Becka family proposed Frisco Charter Revision to require builder disclosure before any money changes hands.

A Split Decision: Frisco voters should be leery of bonds for home builders in Prop 1, but they can still send a message with Prop 2

Prop 2 deserves support
But make no mistake, the Beckas and TBYR are right about the need for Texas to come to the defense of home buyers. That is why we strongly recommend that voters in Frisco approve Proposition 2.

Dallas Morning News
Dallas Morning News Letter to Editor
Friday, 18 March 2005

Letter to the Editor supports Builder Regulation in Frisco

Frisco Charter Amendments to Regulate Homebuilders
Wednesday, 16 March 2005

Inside Collin County Business
Frisco’s future could hinge on vote

Residents in Frisco will soon decide the future of the homebuilding industry in their hometown. Two charter amendments are on the May ballot and their passage will either be the salvation for homeowners or an abomination to Frisco and the homebuilding industry. There is no question that it is important as both sides are gearing up for a fight to convince voters that their position is correct.

Builder measure on ballot
Saturday, 05 March 2005
The Dallas Morning News
2 proposals aim to protect homeowners from construction flaws
Two proposed charter amendments aimed at giving homeowners protection against faulty construction will be on Frisco's May 7 ballot... "We're excited despite the delayed tactics of the city," said Carolyn Becka,... "We're pleased the amendments have been placed on the ballot so the citizens can vote on these important issues."
Dallas Observer - Frisco shootout with builders
Friday, 04 March 2005
Dallas Observer
Placid Frisco has its own version of a political uprising
...the underlying theme of the Beckas' message is that life in the gated enclaves of Frisco is not what it's cracked up to be. Frisco City Hall is too boot-lickingly subservient to the home-building industry, they say. It has created an atmosphere where dream homes become nightmares and home buyers are without recourse... The Beckas are proposing changes to the Frisco city charter to provide home buyers with more ammunition in shootouts with builders...Twice the number of people who voted in the last general election in Frisco have signed petitions saying that home builders have too much power, too much sway, too much advantage at Frisco City Hall.
Take Back You Rights - Frisco
Tuesday, 22 February 2005
Dallas Morning News
Financial Responsibility for Builders
It is feasible!

by Jo Hayman, HomeOwners for Better Building Dallas Representative
What's this? Do I see Take Back Your Rights in the Texas Residential Construction Commission's Texas Star Builder program? Would you trust your brain surgery to a surgeon who did not have malpractice insurance? I think not. However, the largest purchase of a lifetime is unsecured in Texas. The loss of your home due to shoddy construction can and does ruin lives, just as the slip of a surgeon's knife can do. The difference is that in the latter case, you have access to the court system.
Take Back Your Right in the News
Friday, 28 January 2005

Frisco Enterprise
Attorneys for city and TBYR volley legalities
"The Beckas hereby make a formal legal demand that at the next city council meeting, on or before Feb. 8, 2005, that you officially place the two Take Back Your Rights charter amendments on the May 2005 election ballot," wrote Fred Lewis, an Austin-based attorney representing the group headed by Frisco orthodontist Dr. David Becka. "The law is clear that you are required to put the amendments on the May 2005 ballot and failure to do so is a violation of your non-discretionary duties," Lewis wrote. Lewis is the leader of government watchdog groups called "Campaign for the People and "Clean Up Texas Politics." He said he is offering his services to TBYR pro bono, free of charge.

Builder Regulation gets fired up in Frisco
Saturday, 22 January 2005

Frisco Enterprise
Charter meeting gets passionate
Passions grew as frustrations rose among the participants in the meeting - the Take Back Your Rights group, the City Council and residents in attendance. The meeting was an attempt to iron out issues regarding TBYR's efforts to create legislation designed to protect homebuyers from faulty construction of new homes in Frisco.

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