Thoroughbreds Farm Community seeking buyouts for homes

For the second time in just seven months Henry and sylvia Mojica's home in the Thoroughbred Farms Community was destroyed by a flood.

"We're all upset.. We are all hurting, we all feel the same way," Henry said.

"Not everything but a lot of our stuff  that we had inside (of the home) of course and we were still recovering from the last flood," Sylvia said.

The Mojica's along with several members of the community spent their Saturday at Creedmore Elementary School expecting to have a meeting with county officials to discuss options for a buyout. Instead they found something else.

"It kind of turned out more like a fair, I guess is what it is, and it's not what we expected as far as the help that we need, one-on-one," Sylvia said.

Travis County held a community fair for all residents affected by recent floods.

"We've had a lot of troubles in this quadrant of the county and so we wanted to bring as many resources as we possibly could to one location so that we could provide as much information and assistance as we possibly could as people told us what they were facing," Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt said.

What the Thoroughbred Farms Community want is a face to face meeting.

"We needed to have this meeting inside and the higher people get out here and tell us what's going on. They send these people that don't know nothing and the first thing they ask you is how much do you make? Why don't they ask us 'how much do you need? Where are you going to live?'"

"We want immediate answers and immediate help." Sylvia said, "We are wanting the buyout so we can just move out of that neighborhood because it's not a good neighborhood anymore as everyone can see."

Something the county said they are working to do.

"The county is moving as fast as it can but to be frank, government is not lightning fast. We move slowly by design," Judge Eckhardt said.

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