Once water systems are rebuilt, roads are rebuilt (TxDOT helpers working with Falls County Engineers) then thru time I pray for Marlin ISD to be improved, (http://www.texasdi.org/ has done amazing things with our schools) so that Tilson Homes can start building a few new homes. I'm trying to get a new location of Blinn College built in Marlin to hopefully address shortages of Veterinarians in USA, not just Texas! Will ya'll help me just a bit? I'm only 1 person and I'm not even getting paid for what I've already gotten done...Marlin is the one place I've had happy memories and I want to bring the town back to it's former beauty even if only a bit. Marlin needs everyone to pitch in to build a positive future, but still so much more needs to be done...
Since 2008 crime has gone down 45%, I've not heard updates yet if it's been as good as 67%? Judge Sharp found a grant (at Regional Judges Mtg) to remove a massive amount of debris and as town gets rebuilt, improvements will come...New Best Western Hotel has been built to give a decent place for visitors to stay.
New water tower has been built, a few new streets have been updated for water issues.
TxDOT has said they will work with Falls County Engineer to fix the roads for first time in documented history.
Lifeway Community Center has been built for enjoyment of all; La Danian Tomlinson has provided football camps in summer and rebuilt football fields so that kids can play little league. (Is there Little League Football in Marlin?)
Music Festivals have returned and baseball fields have been rebuilt so kids can play little league.
New Dollar General, Sonic Restaurant, HEB updates have been done too. I would also love to get downtown Chilton rebuilt into something remininscent of Fredricksburg or Salado? I'm sure there's more rebuilding going on and I hope to see ya'll soon... take care and God bless.
--Friends Don't Let Friends Drive Drunk.
I have lived in alot of cities.............. Las Vegas, Anchorage, Austin, Dallas,LA........... I loved em all.... but left easily when it came time.......... but to be honest..... I can't leave Marlin. These people are amazing. Rich soil, Rain, Sunshine, A neighbors help when you need it, Majik Every Where........ some problems that is everywhere..............as for as the WATER, 16.6 million needs to show up ( 2009 grants and loans totaled out to 16.6 M for a new water plant........ that was never built) Animal Shelter is 2 cages behind the police department with not even a dog house. Watch My YouTubes, yet FARM run by the Mayor has collected over 60K in donations.... ( and I have all the rescue dogs and not one donation of food) Tax are still screwed, the evaluation is not a fair market.... plus court papers are falsified. My land was stolen from me..... owe taxes on property that I have not owed in years. and who pays taxes every year on something they own! I mean I owe taxes on my computer? Crooked as hell, but I love these people.
Carla Holland Strange
It might and it might not. How's that for a great answer? Seriously, alot depends on the external factors surrounding the neighborhood/city/county, etc.
You have to ask if there is alot of new job growth, new infrastructure, new businesses opening in the neighborhood, is the City investing in the area, are people improving their properties in the neighborhood or just letting them fall into disrepair. Once you answer these questions, you'll likely get your answer.
That said, I would think the new Hillcrest Hospital and I-35 road improvements in South Waco/Hewitt should help Robinson a bit, don't you think?
Hope this helps.
Maker Capital Group