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I-45 Madness

It was certainly refreshing to hear a President sound like a President last night.  No chaos.  No lies.  It wasn’t about him.  It was about all of us.  Man, it felt good. 

Judge Lina Hidalgo tweeted this yesterday and may I say it is a very good tweet:

Today we sued TxDOT over the misguided I-45 expansion project. There’s a way to address our transit challenges, but more and wider highways is not it. We can’t build a competitive county with transportation policy that hasn’t changed since the 50s.

Here is from the Chron story:

The lawsuit was the second setback this week that could delay or derail the project. In a March 8 letter, the Federal Highway Administration told TxDOT to “pause before initiating further contract solicitation,” essentially putting the project’s engineering design on hold as it investigates whether the project properly followed civil rights-era rules for displacing residents.

The highway administration initiated the pause after receiving letters from U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee and the advocacy groups Air Alliance Houston and Texas Housers.

Here is the Chron story:  Harris County sues to stop I-45 rebuild plans by TxDOT (houstonchronicle.com).

TxDOT has always been an agency that has never listened to communities.  Maybe, just maybe, the Feds will be able to step in and stop this madness.

I wonder who advises Matthew McConaughey on politics.  Does he know what it takes to run for Governor?

Here is what I emailed to the Astros yesterday on going to The Yard next Month.

I am responding to the email that I received from the Astros yesterday.

I have decided to go with Option 2 and pause my account for the month of April.

Although I am fully vaccinated for COVID-19, I am not fully protected.  There are too many unknowns with what I received yesterday.  I don’t feel comfortable going to a ballgame at this point.

Stay tuned.

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