Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Moving to Texas?

This guy knows what’s up.  YOU should too.

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.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

You're Doing it Wrong

Yes, we are sharing a 'ST editorial'. Probably has a lot to do with fact, they didn't write it, therefore it makes sense.

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."

WFAA article----
Uncut: The problem with private eminent domain

Star-Telegram Editorial----
It’s time for Texas to pass eminent domain reform

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Another private tollway & the COG pisses off 1,500

Monday night the meeting for the Blacklands Tollway that had been shut down previously for too many attendees, probably broke a record.  The accounts were anywhere from 1,200 to 1,500 people showed up.  The meeting lasted till after midnight and not one voiced support for the project.

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

Friday, September 19, 2014

Water Board buying more radio ads with YOUR money

Oh no, wait, this time it's the Tollway folks.  Sounds original, doesn't it?

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

Politicians for Sale

They are a dime a dozen in Texas.  Cheap!  Unless you're the taxpayer footing the bill.

Munoz' ties to 281 toll road create trail of corruption

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Royalty Rip Off?

So far cities have sued Chesapeake.  The airport sued Chesapeake.  School Districts have sued them.  The Tarrant Regional Water District (of all people!) has sued Chesapeake.  Even the Bass family.

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.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Join them



You could be next.

NO TOLL ROAD

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Blackland Tollway meeting on 9/11


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.

Ask WHY.

Thursday, September 11, 2014
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Garland Central Library (Downtown)
North Program Room
625 Austin St
Garland, TX 75040

Blackland Tollway meeting - Take 2

The new date, time and place has been set for the Blackland Tollway meeting.

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

YOU are invited!

The Trinity River Vision will be appointing people to the Economic Development Board (read - Slush Fund) on Wednesday at 2:00 at the Tarrant Regional Water District.

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!