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  • MoPac delays push government agency to dip into savings for debt payments

    04/16/2017 10:13:25 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    The Austin Business Journal ^ | March 30, 2017 | Staff Report
    More than a year behind schedule, the massive project to add toll lanes to 11 miles of MoPac Expressway is now costing the government agency overseeing construction some of its savings. The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority is dipping into its cash reserves to repay some of the $230 million it owes to the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, the Austin American-Statesman reports. The agency said once the rest of the toll lanes open — which is now projected to happen June 15, per the Statesman — the revenue collected will solve such cash flow problems. The tolls are expected...
  • Killer of Border Patrol agent gets 40 years (with personal account and photos)

    04/29/2010 4:52:32 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 9 replies · 664+ views
    A Mexican teenager who pleaded guilty to killing Border Patrol Agent Robert Rosas last year was sentenced Thursday to 40 years in prison. Christian Daniel Castro Alvarez, 17, was sentenced in federal court in downtown San Diego. About 100 Border Patrol agents in green uniforms filled the courtroom and lined the hallway outside to observe the court proceeding. Rosas, 30, was killed July 23 while on patrol near Shockey Truck Trail in Campo. About 9 p.m. that night, he was heard on his radio saying that he was tracking a group of illegal immigrants near the fence that marks the...
  • Anti-toll guerrilla has moved on down the road

    11/19/2008 11:54:28 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies · 845+ views
    The Austin American-Statesman ^ | November 17, 2008 | Ben Wear
    Texas politicians who support toll roads won't have Sal Costello to kick them around anymore. Costello and his family moved to a small town in Southern Illinois this summer. He announced it on his blog Sunday, quietly, an adverb seldom associated with Costello in the past. Costello, if you're new around here or have forgotten, was a Southwest Austin graphics designer who in 2004 made a warp-speed trip from obscurity to notoriety after politicians pushed through a plan to build seven more toll roads. The plan included putting tolls on three roads that were already under construction using nothing but...
  • Krusee won't seek re-election

    11/27/2007 11:54:53 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies · 1,273+ views
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | November 28, 2007 | Laylan Copelin and Ben Wear
    Williamson County Republican reshaped Austin area's transportation system State Rep. Mike Krusee, a Williamson County Republican who reshaped the Austin area's transportation system and, with Gov. Rick Perry, turned Texas toward a toll-centric approach to highway building, will not seek re-election next year. Krusee, 48, is not leaving the public stage right away. He will serve out his term, which runs through January 2009; will continue serving on national panels on transportation and urban planning; and could return to a statewide post after he retires from the Legislature. Talk around the Capitol is that Krusee, who has served in the...
  • Architect of toll road freeze is credited for her tenacity

    05/26/2007 6:07:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies · 701+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | May 26, 2007 | Jake Batsell
    Those persuasion skills were key to Ms. Kolkhorst marshaling support for a partial two-year moratorium on private toll roads. The bill could get lawmakers' final blessing today. The Brenham Republican has emerged as a central figure in the Legislature's efforts to slow down the privatization of Texas roads. She has persuaded nearly all of her 149 House colleagues to back the moratorium, which excludes most North Texas toll projects. Ms. Kolkhorst, 42, has parlayed a blend of persistence, fearlessness, smarts and country charm into a more visible role in Austin. In addition to leading the toll road freeze, she has...
  • Campo Minutemen at Tijuana, CA (pictures)

    05/20/2007 4:41:00 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 66 replies · 1,700+ views
    Campo Minutemen ^ | 5/20/2007
    Notice the number of people and buildings on the Mexico side, and how close they come to the border. The double fence is the double fence built by Duncan Hunter.Notice the Mexican Trucks lined up to come to the US. The double fence gives way to the old wall, and then no fence. The man in the blue is a Minuteman. In one picture, you can see on lone border patrol vehicle.
  • Audit: $86 billion transportation funding gap overblown

    05/01/2007 11:00:46 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies · 291+ views
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | May 1, 2007 | Ben Wear
    Report says that more than $45 billion of the estimate is either in error or undocumented. The state auditor's office on Monday challenged the validity of more than half of a purported $86 billion shortfall in Texas transportation funding over the next generation and cautioned that the estimate "may not be reliable for making policy or funding decisions." That $86 billion, based on 2004 figures, has been cited repeatedly by Texas Department of Transportation officials and some legislators as a major reason for the state's increasing need for new toll roads. The number is a compilation of estimates from local...
  • Meeting a Minuteman - NY Times - Video and Pics

    08/14/2006 6:46:42 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 1 replies · 425+ views
    CAMPO, Calif. — Five miles past the paved road, up on a hill of no name, lives a one-eyed man with a one-eyed cat.
  • Poised Against Incursions, a Man on the Border, Armed and Philosophical (Campo Minuteman in NY)

    08/14/2006 6:37:39 AM PDT · by Ladycalif · 7 replies · 643+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 14, 2006 | CHARLIE LeDUFF
    <p>CAMPO, Calif. — Five miles past the paved road, up on a hill of no name, lives a one-eyed man with a one-eyed cat.</p> <p>They sleep in a van parked against the patchwork fence that lines the border with Mexico. He is solitary, lean, trying to hold back a tidal wave of humanity. The cat is overweight.</p>
  • Campo Minuttemen, 5/16/06

    05/14/2006 10:53:43 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 10 replies · 608+ views
    Quite a few things happening down Campo way lately. In the past week we have had the following scenarios befalling us: We have had a "double header" drive by shooting incident Kingfish and Max were involved in this series of shootings. There was the tracking and capture of an escaped prisoner from the Campo Youth Detention Facility in Campo this morning. Suspect was apprehended by B.P. agents around 6:00AM. this morning around 100 yards to the West of my stationed post. 5- Last evening around 7:00PM a truck on the Mexican side of the Border was observed dropping off 5...
  • Can you join Minutemen this Sunday at border - Campo, CA?

    04/22/2006 5:24:43 AM PDT · by Ladycalif · 18 replies · 1,007+ views
    Minutewomen and Minutemen would like to invite you to join us this Sunday, April 23 at Campo, Ca - site of the April border watch. Please read the MMSOP* at the end of this email. DONATIONS for our MINUTEMEN! There is a small, core group of dedicated, full-time Minutemen at Campo - we would ask you to bring items to donate to these patriots - AA batteries or canned goods (that can be eaten straight from the container on the line). We will have container and hope to fill it. RALLY We will stage a flag-waving rally/march RIGHT ALONG THE...
  • The Trans Texas Corridor will be built ... somewhere

    10/13/2005 2:44:37 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies · 1,052+ views
    The Cameron Herald ^ | October 12, 2005 | Richard Stone
    Get ready. TTC-35 is coming. Though Michael Behrens wouldn't use those words, not exactly, and he'd probably cringe to realize it, that's the impression he left at the end of an hour and a half of questioning Thursday. "Something is going to have to be built somewhere," the executive director of the Texas Department of Transportation said after meeting in Cameron with a group of reporters from several rural newspapers. There was touch of resignation in his voice when he said it. The Trans Texas Corridor is a proposed multi-lane transportation network designed to carry passenger, freight, rail and utilities....
  • CA: Civilian patrols branch out, though poll finds opposition

    10/01/2005 4:23:16 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 625+ views
    ap on San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 10/1/05 | Elliot Spagat - ap
    CAMPO – As the sun set, Roy Wood looked out of place patrolling a dirt road a few steps north of a rusty fence that separates the United States from Mexico. The clean-shaven English-as-a-second-language instructor wore a T-shirt tucked in clean blue jeans, a pistol strapped to a belt. Many of the hundreds who make up the self-appointed civilian patrols monitoring the border to deter smuggling of people and drugs are unemployed or underemployed ex-military men who have long resented Mexicans who come to the United States illegally and, in their view, compete for jobs, crowd hospitals and schools and...
  • Lou Dobbs in Campo, CA Tonight, Monday, 8/8/05

    08/08/2005 5:52:25 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 4 replies · 405+ views
    CNN ^ | 8/8/2005 | Lou Dobbs
    Hey, all, Watch Lou Dobbs tonight! In SoCal Lou Dobbs is on twice, once at 3 p.m., then again at 8 p.m. In the 3 p.m. show they had video shot in Campo over the weekend. The OBL are asking that CNN fire Lou Dobbs, and the FCC take action against CNN. Rule #1: Don't beat up the CNN reporter and his cameraman.
  • U.S. border volunteers on the rise, clashes feared - Campo, California

    08/08/2005 10:10:34 AM PDT · by Happy2BMe · 93 replies · 1,878+ views
    RedNova - Reuters ^ | 7 August 2005 | Tim Gaynor
    U.S. border volunteers on the rise, clashes feared By Tim Gaynor CAMPO, California (Reuters) - U.S. civilian patrols out to spot illegal immigrants from Mexico and angry pro-immigrant activists could be headed for a bloody showdown on the U.S.-Mexico border, police say. The stage was set in April when hundreds of Minuteman Project volunteers, some of them armed, began tracking immigrants on the Arizona border, upsetting Mexico's 10-million-strong community in the United States. Tensions rose last week when the Texas chapter of the Brown Berets, a Mexican-American group that was allied to the revolutionary U.S. Black Panther Party in...
  • LOU DOBBS TONIGHT: California Minutemen (Chase: feds warn $15,000 bounty on their heads)

    07/18/2005 10:08:50 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 31 replies · 1,363+ views
    CNN ^ | Aired July 18, 2005 | CNN Transcripts
    In Washington tonight, a bold new effort to solve our nation's border crisis. Congressman Tom Tancredo of Colorado, Senator James Inhofe of Oklahoma today introduced what they called a landmark immigration reform bill. It's called the Real Guest Act, which would raise border security by adding the number of Border Patrol agents on duty. The legislation would also help U.S. businesses verify their employees are in this country legally. It would penalize employers that knowingly hire illegal aliens. The bill would eventually create a temporary guest worker program, but only after our border has been secured. Congressman Tancredo says the...
  • Strayhorn: 2 mobility authority board members should resign

    03/09/2005 1:35:02 PM PST · by Arrowhead1952 · 3 replies · 460+ views
    AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF ^ | Wednesday, March 09, 2005 | By Ben Wear
    State comptroller, after audit, says they have conflicts of interest By Ben Wear AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Wednesday, March 09, 2005 Texas Comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn, in an audit released today, called for the resignation of two Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority board members, claiming that conflicts created by their business holdings "should have prevented their appointment in the first place." Strayhorn singled out board Chairman Robert Tesch, a Cedar Park developer appointed by Gov. Rick Perry, and Johanna Zmud, an Austin transportation consultant named by the Travis County Commissioners Court. The audit raises questions about Tesch's ownership of 254 acres within...
  • Highway Robbery in Texas! -Literally

    10/13/2004 9:12:17 AM PDT · by illumini · 172 replies · 4,279+ views
    vanity ^ | October 13th, 2004 | illumini
    Remember the Boston Tea Party? Get ready for the AUSTIN TOLL PARTY. Bumper stickers in Austin read: " Stop The Double Tax Toll Plan". A billboard near the 8th-street downtown exit from I-35 echos the theme. Go to website: to get the details. There you will see a map outlining the plan to make all of Austin's EXISTING commuter highways part of a toll road system. The filthy rascals started building toll booths before the plan was "officially" approved by CAMPO. We have uncovered evidence of conflict of interest on part of some appointed politicans on the CAMPO board....