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Can County Commissioners keep up with Urban Planning Research?

In the recent article “Can Transportation Planning Keep up with Growth?” covering the Transportation Summit covered by Greater San Marcos Partnership and the SM Chamber of Commerce, the main issue talked about is how to handle “the more people on the road, the more the thoroughfares need to evolve to support the additional drivers.” This needs to be rephrased to the more drivers on the road, the more roads need to evolve. San Marcos and surrounding counties need better solutions than recreating the problem of induced demand from cars. More lanes will inevitably bring more drivers. What San Marcos needs is reliable transportation, it will be cheaper in the long run.

Big pharma’s song and dance

The earworm “1-8-77 Kars 4 Kids” always struck me as a stellar example of how insufferable advertising can be when its creators really put their minds to it. The organization behind the long-running ad boasts that the jingle “has quickly become one of the most memorable and catchy radio ads of all time.”

Press Conference, Art Exhibit, and Forum to Focus on Texas Senate Bill 4

On Friday, March 1, events sponsored by Mano Amiga San Marcos and Border Network for Human Rights focusing on Texas Senate Bill 4 (SB4) will take place at the Price Center, 222 W. San Antonio Street. There will be a Press Conference at 1:00 p.m., a Community Art Project from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and a Forum at 6:00 p.m. All events are free and open to the public.

Lights, cameras but no solutions on Greg Abbott’s border stage

Lights, cameras, action. Surrounded by Texas National Guard members, military vehicles, and Republican counterparts from 11 states, Gov. Greg Abbott cut a dramatic figure last Sunday near downtown Eagle Pass. He was announcing his plan to continue Operation Lone Star, a nearly $10 billion immigration enforcement initiative, and to maintain state control of Shelby Park, a migrant processing site and site of a standoff with the federal government over control of immigration enforcement. He repeated the spectacle Thursday, joining 22 Republican state representatives at the park to announce more guards, razor wire and barriers on the border.

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