A History of “Where is the love?”

Reference: Galatians 6:7

A History of Hideaway

Reading the Lindale News, Hide-A-Way Lake Community Church was hiring teachers to open a secular school behind my home in violation of Deed Restrictions. Had to go to court.
Where is the love?

Several HAWL Board of Directors voted to lease HAWL common property to a nonmember.
A Deed Restriction violation.
Where is the love?

A commercial parking lot with asphalt was being constructed, by a nonmember, behind my home.
A Deed Restriction violation.
Where is the love?

A gymnasium with class rooms constructed to leave the church without any place on their own property to park. A deed restriction violation.
Where is the love?

HAWL merged into a Single Corporation. The result violates the founding document, as HAWL can only be merged with a 501(c) (7) corporation.
Where is the love?

Russell W. Burgess, HAWL’s building inspector resigned. He told me management was trying to force him to approve an elevator in the emergency dam spillway.
Where is the love?

The preacher was asked on deposition if he checked the deed restrictions, (in regard to a secular school) he stated, “If it’s God’s will, we’re not to do it, we don’t need to check anything.” This was after the Wylie side offered to put the school issue before HAWL voters for their decision.
Where is the love?

HAWL’s lawyer advised the club, “…the general deed restrictions applicable to Club members’ lots do not apply to the Church’s property.” The Texas 12th Court of Appeals does not agree.
Where is the love?

The church makes HAWL an offer of $10,000 for the spillway. HAWL’s general manager said in a written response that the spillway was worth at least $100,000. Even an old mangy hound knows when he has been kicked rather than tripped over.
Where is the love?

Bible Teaching Resources was hired/engaged to market Hide-A-Way Lake Community Church. A church, in Texas, is a business. A business is not allowed in HAWL? A deed restriction violation.
Where is the love?

Life memberships to HAWL were awarded to Barbara King Fair, and John R. Garrett. No dues for life. The official documents do not list a quid pro quo for the membership.
Where is the love?

Smith County Appraisal District de-valued the Wylie Homestead $21,600 plus 5% per year of valuation. Commercial Spillway behind the Wylie Homestead. HAWL’s board did nothing.
Where is the love?

The Great HAWL land swap. HAWL swapped land on the East side for a small block of land near the front gate with Fair. The HAWL front gate land has so many deed restrictions that HAWL may only mow and water the grass. The Fair land, no restrictions.
HAWL hired the same lawyer, as Fair, to negotiate the deal.
You just can’t make this stuff up!
Where is the love?

From the court record, a letter from Don Anderson to Doug Byrd: “I have read your letter from the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality and I am just thanking the Lord that there are guys like you who are fronting for us in all of these situations.” “Fronting” is a mob expression.
Where is the love?

HAWL constructed a new club house near the South entrance gate. Trouble arrived when the State of Texas found out that HAWL had declared the building was owned by the City of Hideaway. The building was and is owned by Hide-A-Way Lake Club, Inc., which was forced to pay the state taxes due. HAWL’s leadership said it was a mistake. Sure it was a mistake when the members were not notified at the time, but months later. (About $90,000)
Where is the love?

HAWL Board President called a closed legal meeting and invited the church board president. Persons that attend a legal meeting are restricted.
Several HAWL Board members walked out of that illegal meeting.
Where is the love?

The HAWL Board of Directors passes a new lease for the Spillway in 2008. The Wylie’s filed a lawsuit. A deed restriction violation.
Where is the love?

HAWL is leasing parking spaces, to a commercial business that are a fraction of the cost that is charged to the membership for parking and storage.
Where is the love?

A court in Tyler issued a protective order to keep the Wylie’s from deposing the preacher.
“A PROTECTIVE ORDER??”
Where is the love?

In the past, the Wylie’s have filed two (2) legal actions to enforce DEED RESTRICTIONS. Both times Hide-A-Away Lake Club, Inc., used their assets and influence to fight against enforcing its own Deed Restrictions.
Where is the love?

Women were not allowed to teach men in the church.
Where is the love?

Directors Retreat Meeting August 24, 2012 – HAWL NEWS.
Board President stated, reconstruction of the church will not require any variances. Might want to look at the set-back restrictions. Might want to look at the Deed Restrictions as the church is not a single family dwelling with garage.
No one reads Deed Restrictions.
Where is the love?

The third lake dam was cut-into with a bull dozer. Asked about it, the president of the board said HAWL had a permit from TCEQ to build a fishing pier. TCEQ had not issued a permit for this.
After a TCEQ investigation, HAWL spent about $35,000 to engineer, repair, and construct a fishing pier.
Where is the love?

The criminal investigation of HAWL did not turn up any written proof of a crime or violation.
The paper trail was missing.
Where is the love?

During the new church construction, day after day of heavy dump trucks have torn up Tanglewood Drive East. No one seems to care.
Where is the love?

Wylie v HAWL/Church was dismissed on statute of limitations. The court considered the earlier church lease rather than the 2008 lease as the start time. However the court stated the deed restrictions that HAWL was and is, to this day, violating.
Where is the love?

The above dissertation is to the best of my memory and recollection.

“Because I am involved in mankind,
And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls;
It tolls for thee.” John Donne

Lanty Wylie
January 29, 2018