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Archive for February, 2008

TTC keeps stoking the grassroots angst over eminent domain abuse, foreign control

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

Trans-Texas corridor stirs controversy Jim Brown – OneNewsNow – 2/26/2008 The debate in Texas over a proposed 4,000-mile network of toll roads that will parallel the state’s existing highway system is heating up More than 10,000 people have attended public hearings across Texas to discuss the proposed Trans-Texas Corridor, which has also been dubbed the […]

Greater Chamber lacks understanding of basic economics, throws a tantrum over 281 lawsuit

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

Link to article here. Pro-toll former City Councilman turned Greater Chamber President Richard Perez, has turned into the whiner-in-chief on behalf of the Chamber’s big dog, Zachry. This propaganda campaign is a bankrupt attempt to blame those looking out for the taxpayers and advocating for the economic survival of families for the greed of government […]

Frank Corte has taken over $8,000 from toll road interests yet denies his support of toll roads

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

Listen to 16 year incumbent for State Representative Frank Corte runaway from his record of consistently voting for toll roads here. Follow the Money Frank Corte’s campaign finance report looks like a who’s who of toll road interests: Hilco, Red McCombs, Terrell McCombs, Tim Tuggey, Union Pacific (for the Trans Texas Corridor), Tim Word. There’s […]

Fort Bend County calls for new American Revolution over Trans Texas Corridor

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

Link to article here. Feb. 27, 2008 Speakers blast Trans-Texas Corridor at hearing Poem, call for ‘revolution’ mark emotional event By ZEN T. C. ZHENG Copyright 2008 Houston Chronicle A poem depicting a dialogue between a spider and a fly, a rewritten 19th century letter by a hero of the Texas Revolution, and many emotion-choked […]

Trans Texas Corridor TTC-69 poses threat to Victoria’s history

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

Link to article here. Superhighway poses threat to area history Destruction of graves, prehistoric camps for corridor concern historians BY DAVID TEWES – VICTORIA ADVOCATE February 26, 2008 It’s the kind of thing that has inspired science fiction horror movies. Unmarked graves with the remains of Victoria County’s pioneers and prehistoric camps and burials dating […]

Proof Macias opponent is a toller, Miller took money from Zachry!

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

Campaign records now show what we already know; Doug Miller, candidate running to unseat GOOD GUY State Representative Nathan Macias in District 73, is a toller! Miller also took money from other road contractors, Tim and Dean Word. Follow the money, folks!

Express-News: 281 lawsuit makes front page

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

Link to article here. Lawsuit challenges impact of toll road By Patrick Driscoll Express-News 02/27/2008 A long-running standoff over plans to morph part of U.S. 281 into a tollway — a spat that could lead to costly delays for motorists — headed to a federal court Tuesday.Toll road critics and environmental activists joined forces, once […]

Ron Paul on the TTC and taxes/tolls

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

Taxes or Tolls on the Trans Texas Corridor by Ron Paul | February 24, 2008 Texas Straight Talk One major concern I discussed a few weeks ago regarding the Trans Texas Corridor is where the land will come from. Another concern is where the money will come from. Official government websites for the TTC assure […]

Citizens file lawsuit to halt 281 toll project

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

IMMEDIATE RELEASE TURF, AGUA file lawsuit to halt 281 toll project Citizens call for gas tax funded improvements be installed immediately San Antonio, TX, February 26, 2008 – Texans Uniting for Reform and Freedom (TURF), a grassroots group defending citizens from tolls on existing roads, and Aquifer Guardians in Urban Areas (AGUA), advocates for protection […]

Can’t pay your toll bill? Toll authority hires collections company

Monday, February 25th, 2008

Link to article here. Friday, February 22, 2008 Gila Corp. will call those who skip tolls Austin Business Journal The organization that runs the relatively new toll roads in Central Texas has hired its first bill collector. Austin-based Gila Corp., through its business unit Municipal Services Bureau, was recently awarded a contract with the Central […]

   
   

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