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Howard Falkenberg

Sunday, June 13th, 2010

Texas Supreme Court declines to hear case against US Foodservice

The Texas Supreme Court announced last week that it would refuse to hear a request filed by opponents of a US Foodservice distribution facility east of Buda, clearing the way for construction of the facility.

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

Appeals court deals setback to BudaFirst

Buda residents wary of more industrial development than allowed by the city's master plan and opposed to the construction of a 500,000-square-foot US Foodservice facility suffered a blow dealt by the United States Third Court of Appeals...

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

Judge turns back Buda referendum bid

A state appeals court last week turned back Buda citizens who hoped to vote down a land use change, saying a city council decision clearing the way for US Foodservice to locate in the eastern extraterritorial jurisdiction...

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

BudaFirst sues city over food facility

A pair of Buda residents is suing the city for refusing to allow residents to vote on a city council decision that greases the skids for US Foodservice to locate east of town.

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

BudaFirst versus Buda: U.S. Foods opponents sue

Attorneys for the group BudaFirst have filed a long-threatened suit against the city of Buda, seeking to force a referendum election that could prevent U.S. Foodservice from building a $50 million distribution facility east of town.

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Buda still facing US Foods fight

A group wishing to keep a US Foodservice facility out of Buda is giving the city council one more meeting to allow a referendum on the matter. Otherwise, Budadfirst is threatening to sue.

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

US Foodservice foes submit petition in Buda

BudaFirst.org submitted a petition at Buda City Hall Wednesday, hoping a land use change enabling US Foodservice to locate a regional headquarters east of the city can be put to a public vote.

Monday, July 13th, 2009

Tension mounts in US Foodservice bid for Buda

Buda residents are fighting to keep a US Foodservice regional headquarters and distribution facility out of the Sunfield MUD east of town. The facility could eventually employ around 400 people.

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