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  1. Hi, The builder developing the community I live in sucks. I wish I knew before I bought my house but too late for that now. There are still several homes being built in there but quite a few homes are occupied at this point. The builder has been littering and polluting the ravine with a lot of construction debris and hasn't cleaned it up in 6 months. Several homeowners have complained and nothing has been done. I was informed that they can be fined for this. Where would I report it to have them fined so they will stop? I already called 311 and they put in a request but I think that is a request to have the ravine cleaned. I'm not looking for anyone to clean it. I want the builder to be fined so THEY will clean it and won't do this anymore. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance!
  2. I was in Galveston yesterday near Jamaica Beach and we were parked on the beach and just hanging out and enjoying the ocean when a bunch of 20-something year old girls walked by. They got into their car (parked on the beach) rolled down the windows and then dumped a bunch of Starbucks cups, some used tissues, bottles, and some other random garbage out the window onto the sand and casually drove off. I've noticed this a lot in Texas but this time it really bothered me because they were doing it on the beach. Dropping trash out the window on the 59 is bad enough but dropping it on the beach right next to where people are enjoying nature really made me mad. I would have told them what I thought if they had not driven away. They did it within sight of most of the people on the beach and nobody really seemed to notice or get mad like I did. A few days ago after a big rain storm, somebody posted a video on Swamplot of all of the garbage going down the Bayou. I know waterways in big cities are generally not the cleanest, but I've never seen anything as bad as Buffalo Bayou. I think it gets so bad because people just throw their trash out onto the street and it washes into the bayou during a big rain. Again, I know this happens in big cities, but there is WAY more trash in the bayou here than in Toronto harbor or any of the creeks in Ontario, or the Niagara River, or in the St. Lawerence in Montreal or in the Chattahoochee in Atlanta or in San Francisco Bay.... So that leaves me wondering, is littering just a part of Texas culture? Why do people seem to litter here more than in other places in North America? This seems weird to me because Texans in general seem to love Texas more than the average person loves their state or province. If they love Texas so much then why do they not care about dumping their trash outside and degrading the natural beauty of their state? Can anybody answer this for me?
  3. I really don't mind second hand smoke, it reminds me of going to baseball games with my dad when I was young. I don't even care if people want to mess up their lungs. Really doesn't bother me. What does bother me is that for some reason cigarette smokers think they have free license to scatter their butts everywhere. I hate pulling up to a stop light and looking down to see hundreds of cigarette butts that have been gathered by the wind. Then there's the guy who's standing next to one of those butt holders the city or building puts out, but chooses to drop it and step on it. Even worse, I'm hiking in a beautiful wilderness, where there's no litter to be found - except cigarette butts. It's disgusting, and it's making our country (at least across the south I've noticed) look like crap. I know there are already fines for littering, but I want to see this enforced for smokers. Every butt out the window, $200. Every butt in a park or other public area, $200. I always tell people to pick up their crap when I see them do this, I hope others can keep up the trend and these inconsiderate smokers will learn one day that the world is not their ash tray. Every time I go walking I pick up whatever reasonable trash I can carry, I hope others can do the same. Litter just pisses me off. So prevalent, so easily preventable.
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