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Colony Ridge developer defends Houston-area community as state leaders vow action against it

GOP leaders claim the development markets to undocumented people and is plagued by crime. One of its owners refutes the allegations and says he’s ready to show lawmakers that Colony Ridge isn’t different than any other rural Texas community.

The Terrenos Houston building Monday, Oct. 2, 2023, in New Caney. Terrenos Houston is one of the major developers in the Colony Ridge area.

A Carrasco (cq), 52, stands at the counter inside of La Suriana Monday, Oct. 2, 2023, in New Caney. A Carrasco and his family’s business began as a traveling fruit stand and March of this year they received approval from the fire marshal’s office to operate from this shop.
Sergio Placencia Rojas, 56, sits in his vehicle outside of La Suriana Monday, Oct. 2, 2023, in New Caney. Sergio described the Colony Ridge area as “tranquil” and joked that the only crime in the area was his property taxes.

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