SAVE SOFIES SALOON
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In advance of new state Texas law protecting citizens from forced annexation by cities, Mcallen is feverishly trying to complete some annexation projects prior to December 1st.
One of these projects encompasses Sofies and the land she sits on. If annexed, without negotiations or formal agreements, sofies would immediately be in violation of building codes, noise ordinances, smoking ordinances, subject to annual conditional use permits, subject to city property tax and sales tax, and still have no city water or sewer service.
With the flick of a pen a legend of the valley for over 70 yrs, Sofies Double S Saloon, would cease to exist.
I fell in love with Sofies a few years ago when she had fallen on hard times. Since day one, I've always told people that Sofies owned me. I am nothing more than a piece of her history keeping her alive and well. Just a ring in an evergrowing tree.
For decades Sofies has been alive with friendship, fellowship, good times, hard times, great music, and wonderful people from all walks of life....Sofies is bigger than any woman or man.
I have initiated proceedings and met with elected officials and City staff to try and find workable solutions that benefit both sides. And, I can say the people I have met with were courteous and willing to work together.
However, the process is moving at light speed and time is against me.
THERE WILL BE NO REQUESTS FOR MONEY.
All we want is as many signatures we can get to send a loud message to our elected officials that Sofies is bigger than any man or woman on this earth. THAT SOFIES SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO SIMPLY PEACEFULLY EXIST FOR MANY MORE DECADES JUST AS SHE HAS IN THE PAST.
I thank you for your time. I thank you in advance for your signatures.
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