"Ironic that now the leaders of our Texas government want to take our land, pay us what they want to and then turn it over to a Spanish company."
By Mary Lois Boatman
The Navasota Examiner
On March 2, 171 years ago, a small group of men gathered at Washington-on-the-Brazos to draft the "Declaration of Independence" declaring that: The people of Texas do now constitute a free, sovereign and independent republic. For this newly formed republic, men fought hard and died hard.
Isn't it ironic that now the leaders of our Texas government want to take our land, pay us what they want to and then turn it over to a Spanish company. All of this without a single shot being fired! And what do you think our ancestors would of thought about their livestock being tagged?
At the hearing held in Austin March 1, many questions were raised about the TTC project costs. In the report filed by the state auditor, it states that if TxDOT doesn't improve its accounting, taxpayers may never know how much they could end up paying for the toll road. Many of the senators present seemed surprised and are now beginning to ask questions.
Then on March 2, farmers, ranchers, firefighters, office workers, attorneys, in other words, people from all walks of life, gathered and marched up Congress Avenue, carrying signs and even riding tractors, and rallied on the Capitol steps. It was very fitting that the march to try and save the land that we love was on Texas Independence Day. CNN news was there to cover the hearing and also the march.
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