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Tone-deaf TxDOT

Tone-deaf TxDOT

The Texas Department of Transportation is suffering from a lack of hearing—public hearings that is. As of this writing, the Texas Transportation Commission (TTC) has approved approximately $272 million dollars in transit projects that will be funded without holding a...

Political Maneuvering With Streetcar “Defeat”

Political Maneuvering With Streetcar “Defeat”

On Monday the 28th, recently appointed San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor called on the city to re-purpose $32 million previously set aside for an expensive and unpopular streetcar project on more general infrastructure improvement projects.  That’s certainly good news for...

Alamo City transit showdown

Alamo City transit showdown

The Alamo City is no stranger to pivotal fights in Texas. One such fight unfolding is between the city transit authority’s liberal leadership and taxpayers. Citizens opposed to a planned light-rail system have gathered the necessary petition signatures to place a city...

Democrats’ Town Krier

Democrats’ Town Krier

After having stated multiple times that he had no plans to seek re-election in May, long-time consultant to moderate Joe Straus and friend of the Castro Administration Joe Krier  pivoted and is running for the city council district 9 seat in May. The reversal is...

San Antonio Officials Playing Shell-Games With Your Money

San Antonio Officials Playing Shell-Games With Your Money

San Antonio’s Metropolitan Transit Authority, Via, is moving forward with an irresponsible and counterproductive streetcar program  San Antonio voters don’t want –paid for with their tax dollars.  Where exactly those funds are coming from should sound an alarm for...

A Streetcar Named Castro’s Desire

A Streetcar Named Castro’s Desire

Despite their wishes, San Antonio residents will see their taxes raised for a fiscally irreconcilable and entirely unnecessary deal at the behest of Mayor Julian Castro and County Judge Nelson Wolff. And these two elected officials are seeing to it that the city pays...