Colony Ridge Expansion Devastates Texas Community, Residents Send SOS

A small Texas community is sending an SOS as a massive new housing development expands into their neighborhood. Residents say the development, known as Colony Ridge, has “devastated their way of life.”

Colony Ridge is a 1,000-acre development that is expected to bring 20,000 new residents to the area. It has become a settlement for thousands of illegal immigrants, say their once-beloved community is now unrecognizable, charging that the area now resembles a “third world country.”

Everett Needham says he’s facing the reality that it may be time to leave the area that his parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents have all called home. He told The Daily Wire that the Colony Ridge development “has been a disaster from day one.” Needham says the development, which has brought tens of thousands of new residents to his backyard, putting a strain on the area’s schools and law enforcement, “has devastated our way of life,” with the town that several generations of his family have lived in now feeling “like a third world country.”

Residents of Plum Grove, a small town of roughly one thousand residents that’s been swallowed alive by Colony Ridge, say they feel like they’ve been invaded. One resident, who spoke to The Daily Wire on the condition of anonymity citing fears of retaliation, said she now lives in fear.

“We had a really nice, clean, country-atmosphere community. And then we started noticing all the trash in the ditches, you know, and the traffic and the blaring music,” she explained. “It went from a very clean, very safe community where everybody knew everybody to, ‘Oh my God, we are invaded.’ And it’s an SOS. I’m scared to death to leave my house.”

She says she used to go into Colony Ridge to assess the growth of the development, where she saw “tar paper houses,” “shanty houses,” and “old travel trailers that are covered in plastic tarps.” But now she says she’s “quit going back there because it got too dangerous.”

Residents of the nearby community of Oak Hill say that the development has caused a number of problems, including increased traffic, noise, and pollution. They also say that the development has changed the character of their community.

“It’s like we’re being forced out of our own homes,” said one resident, who asked not to be named. “We can’t afford to live here anymore.”