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Speaking at Texas take a listen to this next story a captain in the army National Guard has gone from fighting in the war on terror in Afghanistan to fighting his homeowner's association.
Over that swing set.
Texas resident bill -- captain bill -- and it's fairly are currently being sued by the homeowners association.
In that Mineola Texas the homeowners association says the Fries never got proper permission to build the swing set and they want it down -- you can see it from the street.
Chris -- out is captain bill.
And his wife -- -- -- both of you.
-- -- OK do you know we've talked before about these homeowners associations and they've got by laws and stuff like that.
But I understand you guys actually got permission verbal permission to build this thing before -- even start.
What had happened was.
Gone over to the architectural committee chair.
In order to get a copy of this he's in -- of the governing documents to make sure she knew how to.
-- hadn't and request permission to build this right.
And we were basically told it's not that big of -- deal go ahead and build it.
Rather than handing her deceased and r.s are saying this is what you need to do it was like -- that it it's just -- swing certainly relevant.
So -- and actually up until just before the lawsuit was filed and they never actually asked for us to submit.
Quote unquote -- through documents here and -- and -- can't just wasn't that what you just touch on the important thing.
Up until the lawsuit was filed so there you are.
Yeah you get word from the homeowners' association that we can see it from the street -- you offered -- Move it if the homeowners association had perhaps the move and they -- and next thing you know.
They -- you.
But it's interesting they didn't see the entire -- family because -- and you were serving.
And instead because there's outlaw that you can't that would make it harder for them to sue you so they just soon your wife.
Candy when you got the Paper that your own homeowners association with suing you what did you think.
Well I was a little surprised.
Also has a little stressed it it took a lot more stress on the -- -- that we are he had.
With him the cool aid and we have four children at home it just added an undue stress that we didn't need.
And really wasn't sure why I was being sued individually because he is his name is on the -- -- Great and in he's he actually purchase the home before we were married.
Right and probably the reason they didn't want to put his name on the -- capital is because of that service member provision where.
He would take longer you have to return from Afghanistan where you work are you wanted to build the mood swing set for your for kids.
Now it apparently is being litigated what what do get a -- Well we're still trying to negotiate with them as far as we have -- Multiple.
Offers to settle the case.
We've had individuals offer to help move the the swings so that cost would be to -- right.
But so far we have gotten no response from the homeowners association other -- they intend to litigate.
Well here's what the homeowners association here's a statement from them.
Relative to the lawsuit brought by the Spring Lake homeowners association against captain bill pride and his wife candy the suit is based on the construction of a play.
Swing set on the property of cap right in violation of the deed restrictions.
But it all comes back debt back to you ask somebody you and you've got a verbal located dads is -- say go ahead and build it.
And then you build it and then suddenly some of the neighbors that -- what the heck is that.
Absolutely no way we never actually got information about.
We heard there were complaints but they didn't say what the complaints -- -- Other than knowing that it was in view of the street which is not.
Something that this is in the -- and -- of the governing documents don't mention anything about.
As it comes down to what we're going to do at this point those will continue to try to negotiate -- -- to the point that it goes into court and if it has to go to court and it'll -- important and hopefully you.
We'll see justice for fail on that.
Candy in camp built right we thank you very much for joining us from Dallas to tell your story about us your neighbors there Mineola Texas thank you.
Thank you so much about half past the hour --
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