Clearing Up Misinformation

The Board views its public education program as critical to making sure that residents of MUD 26 have correct, factual information available. This is especially important when misinformation is spread through social media by persons not on the board of directors, or is mentioned during public commentary during district board meetings.

This post provides residents of MUD 26 accurate information vetted by consultants employed by the board to ensure accurate, complete information.

1) The MUD’s purpose under Chapter 54 of the Texas Water Code is to finance public water, sewer, and drainage projects. Recently, a current project was termed “corporate welfare.”

The MUD does not, and cannot, provide grants or assistance to corporate entities. Most importantly, MUDs cannot pick and choose which public projects to finance. The MUD is required to finance all public water, sewer, and/or drainage projects and has no zoning or other development regulatory power. That power belongs with the City of Pearland.

Building and financing public water, sewer and drainage lines is the reason the MUD exists.

2) The MUD does not operate, nor does it maintain, your water and sewer facilities. This is the job and role of the City of Pearland. All customers in MUD 26 receive water and sewer services from the City of Pearland. The MUD finances the cost of the lines and capacity for water and sewer service to MUD property owners from the City of Pearland.

We have had, and will continue to have, sufficient capacity to the serve all of the MUD 26 property.

While the majority of our articles will highlight events of the MUD, occasionally we will need to clarify public comments or correct erroneous misinformation in social media posted by others with limited knowledge of district facts. Please share this post and comment below with any questions concerning anything that is unclear to you.

Meet Fred Weary

As a passionate and concerned resident, Fred Weary was motivated to do more for his community by getting involved with MUD 26. With the intense desire to ensure the Shadow Creek Ranch community is the best it can be for the next generation of leaders, who are now youth, Fred dedicates considerable time and effort through all of his initiatives to continue to better his community.

As assistant secretary on MUD 26, Fred’s responsibilities include overseeing any monthly business of the MUD, ensuring the MUD works to quickly pay down all debts, as well as coordinating work with the City of Pearland related to projects such as the building of the Shadow Creek Sports Park, and the temporary ball fields.

Fred Weary has the perspective that can resonate with almost any resident. He is self-employed, a former teacher and coach, retired NFL player, husband and son. His passion for mentoring youth is unmatched, and just one of those efforts is shown through his Mad Lineman Foundation, which provides sports training for youth in the community. He also started an organization called the Shadow Creek Titan Football League. With his former time as both a teacher and coach, he still has deep ties to the school district. Fred enjoys being a hearing ear to both youth, as well as any parents that enjoy getting involved and out in the community with their own kids. He sees it as a personal responsibility of his to help provide the next generation with whatever resources they can receive that will help them to be successful, and to, therefore, pour that goodwill back into the Shadow Creek community.

Fred has three young people that are particularly important in his life, and those are his own children: Trey, 13 years old; Madison, 11 years old and Samuel, 8 years old. In his free time, he spends it watching his daughter participate in dance competitions, as well as watching his sons play football and basketball. When they can steal a moment together, he and his wife, Casey, of 14 years, enjoy going to a movie or going out to eat.

Fred is motivated to continue his work with the MUD by his belief in the power of what the board can achieve for the community, both for the youth and for the increased overall safety of the residents.