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Dallas County: Sandbranch

itsjrd1964
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Dallas County: Sandbranch

Postby itsjrd1964 » 01 Aug 2020 14:05

Sandbranch is an unincorporated neighborhood in SE Dallas County, off of Belt Line Road near its Trinity River crossing. Amazingly, this area has been around 142 years--and still has no running water. For now, volunteers and a local church have been helping residents with bottled water and donations of food.

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Hannibal Lecter
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Re: Dallas County: Sandbranch

Postby Hannibal Lecter » 01 Aug 2020 23:24

The residents choose to live there because they don't have to follow city building codes, follow city laws or pay city taxes. But they want city services -- just as long as they don't have to pay for them.

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exelone31
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Re: Dallas County: Sandbranch

Postby exelone31 » 03 Aug 2020 07:38

I would be interested to know more about this neighborhood. I can't imagine the residents of one of the poorest areas in Dallas are clinging to their lax building codes at the expense of running water.

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texasstar
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Re: Dallas County: Sandbranch

Postby texasstar » 03 Aug 2020 07:54

This is so far past crazy. I don't know what to call it.


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