According to KEYE TV in Austin, there has been a disagreement between the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) and Manoj Naik, the owner of Hidalgo Park in Taylor, Texas.
Naik claims that he wishes to hold special events, like weddings and quinceneras, at the park, and would like to host rodeos at the venue as well.
The Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), who owns the T. Don Hutto Detention Center adjacent to Hidalgo Park, was not pleased with Mr. Naik's intentions. Prison officials declined to speak on camera, but claimed that late-night live music events held at Hidalgo Park could endanger the women detained at the facility.
Naik claims that CCA is holding his business "hostage" with demands. He also says he has spent $25,000 to comply with CCA's and the city of Taylor's requests.
Jose Orta, president of the local chapter of the League of United Latin American Citizens LULAC , has responded to the feud:
"I believe Mr. Naik is being bullied by Correctional Corporation of America... They're impeding him by creating barriers."
Orta brought these concerns to interim city manager Jeff Straub, who asserted that the city's objective was to mediate the situation.