EXCLUSIVE: Coffee City Chaos PART 1
POSTED: Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - 10:42pm
UPDATED: Sunday, July 15, 2012 - 2:12pm
Members of the group "Concerned Citizens of Coffee City" speak with KETK
COFFEE CITY — Last night, KETK went to the Coffee City City Council meeting to hear what was happening with the fishing ordinance.
The ordinance banning fishing from the bridge ended up passing.
But later on in the meeting, Mayor Pro-Tem John Graham called out the webmaster of this website...it says it's the Official website of Coffee City but it's actually a lampoon.
Council members Darlene Jordan and Pam Drost walked out when it was talked about...Drost came back...and then later...walked out again.
On Tuesday, KETK spoke with Lauren Savage. He's a member of the Concerned Citizens of Coffee City and maintains their website...but he also maintains the parody site.
He says it's his constitutional right to have it.
"We are redneck East Texas, we all know it...and we make fun of ourselves for it. They don't like that and why...it doesn't make any sense," Savage said.
KETK also spoke with Pam Drost.
She's with the Concerned Citizens group and also a council alderman.
She says even though Savage operates the Concerned Citizens website, the parody site doesn't have anything to do with them.
"It was not sanctioned by our group. The people that run it...they are Concerned Citizens...I don't condone everything that is on that site, but I certainly condone his right to have that website," Drost said.
Drost tells KETK, the person who shouted "fallacious your a***" last night, was her husband Carl.
He's a disabled Vet also with the Concerned Citizens...recently when he went to city hall to pick up an open records request and the information wasn't all there, Mayor Tony Moore came out of his office.
"He's very...gruff. He's been up in my face before...so I know exactly what happened to Carl. And apparently, fingers started getting pointed. And the Mayor just got a little too close and jabbed him in the nose with his fingernail," Drost said.
Carl Drost filed assault charges on Mayor Moore that were ultimately dropped due to a mistrial.
Remember this story is just Part 1...it's one side of the story...
Tomorrow KETK plans to speak with Council aldermann John Graham to get his side of the story on the whole thing.
So stay tuned for that tomorrow night on KETK.