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Archive for December, 2006

AAA sells out its members apparently in favor of road builders

Thursday, December 28th, 2006

In what can only be called propaganda for the establishment and a total 180 from AAA’s previous position on Governor Perry’s version of toll roads, its article in the Jan/Feb issue of Texas Journey touts Ric Williamson’s ilk about as friendly and uncritical as Joe Krier. This is a total betrayal of AAA’s former mission […]

Trans Texas Corridor deemed security threat by DEA

Thursday, December 28th, 2006

Link to article here. Of greatest importance: “The prospect of expanded trade in Mexican states controlled by some of the country’s most dangerous cartel leaders could pose serious national security challenges for the United States, an internal DEA report obtained by the Daily Bulletin explains… “Even as Congress held numerous immigration field hearings during the […]

Perry named Texan of the Year, Trans Texas Corridor cited as one reason

Tuesday, December 19th, 2006

Press Release Source: Texas Legislative Conference Tuesday, December 19 Governor Perry Named Texan of the Year by Legislative Conference Honor to be Presented in New Braunfels on March 23 NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas, Dec. 19 /PRNewswire/ — Governor Rick Perry has been named Texan of the Year by the Texas Legislative Conference, according to conference Advisory […]

Losing highway bidders still get paid in Texas to the tune of millions!

Friday, December 15th, 2006

You’ve got to read this… Link to Texas Toll Party blog on how TxDOT doles out millions to losing bidders for highway contracts here. Link to Texas Observer article here. The Highwaymen Even the losers win as Texas rushes to privatize its roads by Eileen Welsome Texas Observer December 15, 2006 Ric Williamson, a former […]

Toll Party response to A&M report that we don’t need tolls

Thursday, December 14th, 2006

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Terri Hall, Regional Director, San Antonio Toll Party A&M Report: Don’t need to raise gas tax; don’t need tolls TxDOT overinflated “needs” by $30 billion; Pulls rug out from under pro-toll argumentsSan Antonio, TX, December 13, 2006– In a stunning admission that increasing the gas tax and tolls are NOT NEEDED for […]

Chinese have ownership in cargo monitoring on Trans Texas Corrior

Tuesday, December 12th, 2006

This directly affects us here in San Antonio since some of this cargo is set to come through the Port of San Antonio (formerly Kelly AFB) via the Trans Texas Corridor. In the age of terrorism and known drug activity at the border, do we really want the risk of uninspected, merely tracked, cargo coming […]

Truckers to boycott Trans Texas Corridor

Tuesday, December 12th, 2006

Link to article here. Proposed Texas Toll Road Could Drive Away Truckers From Transport Topics December 4, 2006 A planned multi-billion dollar toll road in Texas that would recoup its costs by charging tolls may prompt truckers to avoid the highway, the Waco (Texas) Tribune-Herald newspaper reported Monday. The proposed Trans-Texas Corridor was touted by […]

A&M expert: Don’t need to raise gas tax at all

Monday, December 11th, 2006

See the Texas Monthly blog entry by reporter Paul Burka here. See Burka’s His Way or the Highway article blasting privatizing our public highways and the non-competes in these CDA contracts here. Also, to view the video of David Ellis, of the Texas Transportation Institute at Texas A&M, giving this testimony before the Study Commission […]

How fast is Texas government spending YOUR money?

Monday, December 11th, 2006

View the spendometer here. Texas government spends $2,200 a SECOND!

Lone Star Report: Chasm between October campaign promises & December business as usual

Monday, December 11th, 2006

A little GOP perspective that addresses the growing discontent of the citizenry with the establishment… OPINION: Some elected officials have short memories by William Lutz Lone Start Report Week of Decmber 11, 2006 Isn’t it fascinating, the chasm between what leadership says in October and in December? Just a few weeks ago, all of the […]


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