West Dallas Residents Say They Want Answers About Bataan Community Center’s Future

About 30 protesters gathered outside the Bataan Community Center in West Dallas under gray skies Wednesday morning to pose one question to the Lucious L. Williams Foundation, the group that owns the center: “Where is the money?”They renewed their years long efforts to find out where money for the sale of other properties the foundation held in this area of Dallas has gone and why more hasn’t been spent on the Bataan Center.Maria Lozada Garcia, president of La Bajada Neighborhood Association, reading from a statement, said that it is necessary for the community’s residents to have some kind of input on what happens with the property, where redevelopment has been hot and property values have skyrocketed over the past few years.“If we lose the Bataan center, La Bajada loses the heart that holds the community together,” Garcia said while addressing members of the media and other protesters.  Continue reading...

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