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DISLODGED: Children’s shelter evicted from property

Posted: Friday, May 11, 2012 12:00 am

A children’s shelter that opened with much fanfare only a year ago now has no license, no home and may have no future.

The owner of the property, Mark Bennett, gave The Guadalupe County Children’s Lodge board a notice of eviction on April 18, and as of Wednesday, the house hadn’t been completely vacated.

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  • girl next door posted at 9:12 pm on Fri, Jun 29, 2012.

    girl next door Posts: 1

    Believe me, I am definitely not siding with Jennifer Ficke, however the house does have a second level.

  • Micky posted at 11:37 am on Mon, May 14, 2012.

    Micky Posts: 36

    I really feel sorry for the owner, he did a really good thing by renting them his house and what did they do, just messed him over big time. Take notice all owners of property, when you work with people that don't know what they are doing you get the shaft. That board should be held accountable for that man's house, and his rent, but it back the way you found it, even if the board members have to do it out of their own pockets, it is the right thing to do. The owner stepped up when you needed him to and you should now do the same. Your giving Seguin a bad name.

  • thumbprint posted at 3:09 am on Sat, May 12, 2012.

    thumbprint Posts: 4

    Mrs. Ficke was the "origin" of this story in the same manner that Mr. Wiggins was the origin of the long-running county judge marijuana story. At the end of EVERY Wiggins story there was a recap of his drug arrest in College Station. If setting the story straight in the paper/online was important for Wiggins, why is it not important to restate Mrs. Ficke's "drug" arrest reality with this fraud and corruption story? Is there possibly more to the story than the reader is being told?

  • txcookie posted at 10:22 am on Fri, May 11, 2012.

    txcookie Posts: 98

    Peggy front page always disappears quicker than it appears. I worked for a small weekly paper several years ago and the editor NEVER wanted to publish the results of a front page story. Use to make me really mad that I would cover the story to the end but never get to publish 'happy/sad' ending.

  • PeggyH posted at 6:38 am on Fri, May 11, 2012.

    PeggyH Posts: 408

    I remember the incident with the forged prescriptions that was the downfall of support for what started out as a noble deed. According to the articles I read the back pain was a result of a resident knocking the woman over a railing and she fell to the ground floor. Take a good look at the structure that housed the facility. It's all one level. Where did the injury happen? What ever happened to the allegations and charges filed against the woman? Front page news suddenly disappeared.