Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Five of the 20 fastest growing cities in America might be in Texas, but they are also the municipalities moving the quickest toward failure of infrastructure and other acute problems the state's leaders ignore.
And don’t forget…
Our roads are a serious problem.
Check it out on CNN.
Posted by The Star-Telegraph at Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Left, right...whatever side you're on, if you continue allow your lawmakers to allow the theft of citizen property by tollway companies, water districts, industries and whoever else these 'quasi' appointed government bodies see fit...well, tell us again the definition of insanity.
If the Editorial isn't enough to get your attention, is John McCaa?
But it seems every day somebody's taking something from people in the middle class and calling it "progress."
Uncut: The problem with private eminent domain
It’s time for Texas to pass eminent domain reform
Posted by The Star-Telegraph at Sunday, September 28, 2014
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
People are finally catching on to the COG and their cronies. They asked about the feasibility study and (this sounds familiar) WHY it wasn't done yet? HOW are they supposed to comment on it and it be voted on in a couple of weeks if it's not complete?
Oh and if you weren't aware the COG are Federal employees...funny how that works, isn't it?
There were many discrepancies in the whole scheme and the citizens out there are on it. You can read about them all here - Private tollway near east Dallas draws ire from record crowd
Posted by The Star-Telegraph at Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Friday, September 19, 2014
Even the contracts sound the same.
Wake up people, it is YOUR money.
You’ve probably heard the radio ads with Alamo Regional Mobility Authority (RMA) Chairman John Clamp touting the benefits of the US 281 toll project. If you’re like me, you got steaming mad that a toll authority is using our tax money to convince the public that tolling our existing freeways is a great idea.
I wanted to find out just how much money they’re sinking into this public relations campaign. An open records request revealed that they’ll spend up to $371,294 for radio and television ads, extensive newspaper ads, billboards, and a massive public ‘outreach’ campaign selling their toll road to your homeowners associations, civic groups, churches, chambers of commerce, and anyone that will let them in the door.
The primary contractor, HNTB, hired Trish DeBerry for the task, whose firm previously bid on the 281 toll project as part of a design-build team before her run for Mayor. Ultimately, the RMA has retained her PR services at a cost of $25,000 a month.
RMA targets toll opposition in taxpayer-funded PR campaign
Munoz' ties to 281 toll road create trail of corruption
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Now, it's YOUR turn. If you feel you were screwed, show up.
- 6 p.m. Tuesday, September 16 at Brewer High School, 1025 West Loop 820 North
- 6 p.m. Wednesday, September 17 at River Oaks Community Center, 5300 Blackstone Drive
You can read the entire article @ WFAA.com
Tension grows between driller and royalty owners.
Posted by The Star-Telegraph at Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Friday, September 12, 2014
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Is that a sign?
We hear there is another meeting on the Blackland Tollway, though many out that way haven't heard about it yet.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Garland Central Library (Downtown)
North Program Room
625 Austin St
Garland, TX 75040
Maybe the public will get to speak at this one.
The COG and those other groups may want to pack their lunch.
Monday, September 22nd - 6:30
Rockwall Performing Arts Center
1201 T.L. Townsend Drive
Rockwall, Texas 75087
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Come one, come all! Learn WHO spends YOUR money on WHAT!!
Come early, we know how they pack the room with their supporters & staff (read - Contractors/Donors) before the scheduled "door opens" time.
We'll see you there! Fun times!
Posted by The Star-Telegraph at Tuesday, September 09, 2014