TEXAS – Prime property center of court dispute in the Woodlands
For five years, a rambling Tudor house that overlooks a swimming pool and fish pond on four-fifths of an acre of prime property in The Woodlands has been abandoned and left to disintegrate.
Rain pours through gaping holes in the home’s wood-shingled roof. Walls are covered with mildew. Windows are shattered and boarded. Stagnant water fills the pool and pond, which neighbors say has bred swarms of mosquitoes, some carrying the West Nile virus.
Hence, this house today lies at the center of a messy legal fight over who must take responsibility for it. The three parties involved in the lawsuit – the home’s original owners, Daniel and Suzanne Parks; their lender’s representative, Wells Fargo Bank; and the deed covenant enforcer, The Woodlands Township – all point fingers at one another. About the only thing that the three parties can agree upon is that the house at 2610 S. Wildwind Circle, once valued at $600,000, is uninhabitable and should be bulldozed. Read more: