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Archive for December, 2007

TURF makes top 20 headlines for 2007 & Hall named Political Person of the Year by Walker Report

Monday, December 31st, 2007

Terri Hall-Walker Report’s “Political Person of the Year” Dominating the top three headlines on Walker Report, (there were many more) it is a no-brainer to name Terri Hall the “Political Person of the Year.” The stay at home mom of six has made more impact, single-handedly on her community than anyone we know. She exemplifies […]

Transportation Commission Chairman Ric Williamson dies at age 55

Monday, December 31st, 2007

Links to articles here and here. Transportation Commission Chairman Ric Williamson will be remembered as the most stalwart Texas advocate of privatizing our public freeway system. What some called innovative and visionary, many called double taxation and highway robbery. Certainly, no one would have wished this would be the way Williamson would end his time […]

Bait & Switch: TxDOT pulls projects after CAMPO Board stuck their necks out to toll FREEways

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

Now even the pro-tollers are beginning to experience what the rest of us do in dealing with TxDOT….betrayal, empty promises, and an elaborate shell game. Just like Bexar County Commissioner Lyle Larson said, working with TxDOT is like working with a “snake oil salesman.” Wear: What did TxDOT not know, and when? Steamed senator wonders […]

Founder, Terri Hall, named San Antonian of the Year!

Friday, December 14th, 2007

Link to article here. WOW! This honor goes to the PEOPLE of Texas and the tireless, indefatigable efforts of thousands of grassroots volunteers and supporters who have truly changed the face of Texas politics. Our Founders fought and died to assure in the U.S. Constitution that the power belongs to the PEOPLE, not special interests […]

Vanity Fair takes on Giuliani’s connections to the Trans Texas Corridor

Thursday, December 13th, 2007

We started to send out word connecting the dots between Macquarie, Cintra, the law firm Bracewell & Giuliani and Presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani last spring. Finally, the mainstream press is starting to look into Giuliani’s crooked deals that involve the Texas Governor and many of the special interests that dominate Texas. It’s clear Cintra and […]

Cibrian to run for Mayor…let the recall begin!

Thursday, December 13th, 2007

We knew Diane Cibrian had delusions of grandeur, but we didn’t know it was this bad. After she just cast a vote to raise taxes December 3 (by tolling a highway we’ve already built and paid for), Cibrian actually thinks 6 months into her FIRST TERM as City Councilwoman (who barely won in an 8-way […]

Romney tied to private equity firm & Chinese company with access to military secrets

Thursday, December 13th, 2007

Haven’t we seen that private equity deals, like the private equity toll road deals being perpetrated upon Texans (like the SH 130 toll road) are a bad deal all the way around for our Nation? Here’s another reason to oppose them and to be informed about the presidential candidates’ money trails…Giuliani has a few of […]

Giuliani won’t sever ties to law firm representing Cintra

Thursday, December 13th, 2007

Link to article here. Read more about how Bracewell & Giuliani is the sole law firm for the Spanish company, Cintra who is building the Trans Texas Corridor. His conflicts of interest are astounding! Giuliani Will Not Sever Ties to His Firm By MARC SANTORA New York Times DECEMBER 9, 2007 Rudolph W. Giuliani, seeking […]

State to study TxDOT’s illegal use of taxpayer money to push toll roads

Wednesday, December 12th, 2007

Link to post here. State Affairs to study TxDOT ad campaign Houston Chronicle By Janet Elliot November 29, 2007 Texas Department of Transportation officials may need running shoes to keep up with all the interim committee probes. Yesterday, Speaker Craddick assigned House Appropriations to analyze the agency’s finances going back five years. Today, he told […]

U.S. representative wants Macquarie investigated

Wednesday, December 12th, 2007

Link to article here. A dollar hike in tolls and a state commission ignoring the public opposition, sound familiar? That’s what happens when the State hands over the PUBLIC’S highways to foreign corporations who don’t care a lick about American motorists. U.S. representative wants Macquarie investigated By David Tanner Landline Magazine November 26, 2007 A […]


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