He dumped dead raccoons in their driveways. He hung signs in trees with vulgar racist sayings. He frequently blocked a bus for Special Education students with a tractor. Danny Eldridge did all this to drive a family which included a Jewish mother and the couple’s nine adopted black children out of their subdivision. Mr. Eldridge objected to the Risenmay family moving into their private development in Comal County. The Risenmays sued Mr. Eldridge in federal court, alleging race based harassment.
With the trial date approaching in a few months, Mr. Eldridge decided to settle his claims against the family and cease his activities. See San Antonio Express News report. Mr. Eldridge was a director of the Flying R Ranch Property Association, a homeowner’s association. The Texas Civil Rights Project represented the Risenmays.
The lawsuit claims that Mr. Eldridge is an admirer of the Ku Klux Klan.