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An overhead view of the Colony Ridge development on Monday, Oct. 9, 2023, in New Caney, Texas.

Years before Texas conservatives painted them as criminals, Colony Ridge residents sought help from state agencies

Texas has little to show for conservative leaders’ uproar — or previously unreported complaints about the community developer.

by Alejandro Serrano, The Texas Tribune, and Paul Cobler, Houston Landing

A sign outside of the Colony Ridge development on Oct. 10, 2023, in New Caney, Texas.
John Harris, the CEO of the Colony Ridge development, Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023, in New Caney. (Marie D. De Jesús / Houston Landing)
The Plum Grove City Council holds a meeting, Monday, Feb. 12, 2024, in Plum Grove. (Antranik Tavitian/Houston Landing)
Liberty County Judge Jay Knight, center, congratulates newlyweds after the couple was pronounced husband and wife by Knight at the Liberty County Commissioners Court, on Nov. 13, 2023, in Liberty.
Sisters Keilah Sanchez and Suellen Sanchez said Colony Ridge lied to them about flooding and utility hook-ups, gave them incorrect tax documents, and took money before making accusations of missed payments and filing for foreclosure. The sisters sat for a portrait during a visit to the Houston Landing on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024, in Houston. (Marie D. De Jesús / Houston Landing)
Backyard fires at a Colony Ridge subdivision, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2023, in Cleveland. (Marie D. De Jesús / Houston Landing)
An overhead view of the Colony Ridge development on Monday, Oct. 9, 2023, in New Caney, Texas.

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