Texas taxpayers are paying some $10,000 per acre for… nothing. The Texas Parks & Wildlife Commission is squandering your cash to spend $400,000 to create 40 acres of “open space” in Guadalupe County, highlighted by a 1.5-mile trail with educational signs. Have they no sense of decency? Apparently not — but why should they, it’s just your money. This is just one of some $5.85 million in pork-purchases the commission made with your money recently.

The commission gave the City of Justin $400,000 to “further develop” a park and build a trail that features “two overlooks.’ Overlook what? Have these people never been to Denton? Not exactly Pike’s Peak anywhere around.

Meanwhile, state tax dollars are going to the City of Port Arthur so they can build an additional 13,000 on to their community center, including a gymn, multi-purpose rooms, and a climbing wall. Taxpayers should be climbing the wall.

Michael Quinn Sullivan

Michael Quinn Sullivan is the publisher of Texas Scorecard. He is a native Texan, a graduate of Texas A&M, and an Eagle Scout. Previously, he has worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine contributor, Capitol Hill staffer, and think tank vice president. Michael and his wife have three adult children, a son-in-law, and a dog. Michael is the author of three books, including "Reflections on Life and Liberty."


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