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Mon Aug 5, 2013, 02:13 PM

Big bidness: Other states seize on Texas’ inaction on roads

Big business groups urged lawmakers Monday to get a move on and send voters a road-funding measure they claimed is vital to continued growth of Texas’ economy.

“The need for additional money is as clear as can be,” said Bill Hammond, president of the Texas Association of Business, the state’s premier business lobby.

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Hammond said state inaction on roads and water supplies has begun to harm economic development efforts.

“We know that other states … are using this against us: ‘Don’t go to Texas. They don’t have water and they don’t have roads,’” he said.

More at http://trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com/2013/08/big-bidness-other-states-seize-on-texas-inaction-on-roads.html/ .

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TexasTowelie Aug 2013 OP
Link Speed Aug 2013 #1
kentauros Aug 2013 #2
Link Speed Aug 2013 #3
hobbit709 Aug 2013 #5
mbperrin Aug 2013 #4

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Aug 5, 2013, 02:24 PM

1. I recently read a front-page NYT article about Texas water

 

The article went on and on about drought, fracking and farming drains on the aquifers without once mentioning lawns.

Water for lawns drains eighteen (18) times more water from Texas' water supplies than does fracking, but you never hear a word about it.

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Mon Aug 5, 2013, 02:51 PM

2. I didn't know about that lawn statistic,

yet it makes sense. And it's another reason we need to push people to go organic in their lawn-care. Deep, rich soil needs less watering and yet creates a healthier, greener lawn.

Alternatively, go for native grasses if your city/HOA will allow it. And if it doesn't, educate them!

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Response to kentauros (Reply #2)

Mon Aug 5, 2013, 03:06 PM

3. My front lawn is a 900ftsq meadow

 

Created by John Greenlee , a dear friend and the absolute Master of the Meadow.

https://www.google.com/#bav=on.2,or.r_qf.&fp=31407ef5006434fc&q=john+greenlee

I watered my meadow for a total of five hours last year, mainly because I would have too much to drink and just up and did it. John installed seasonal grasses and I have color for twelve months a year. It is a thing of beauty and is on most of the limo wine tours. I wish I knew how to send you a pic of it. I am quite the dumbass when it comes to anything regarding this machine.

Our town has a 'Cash for Grass' program. I never cashed the check.

Here is the article on water use from mywesttexas.com:

http://www.mywesttexas.com/business/oil/article_f01cb2d7-ee91-5add-ba87-a4878eee73d1.html

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Response to Link Speed (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 5, 2013, 04:22 PM

5. I never water my lawn.

Whatever lives in it has survived TX weather. Funny thing is that some of the grass is just as green as the people that water.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Aug 5, 2013, 03:47 PM

4. Texas Association of Business must be Mooslem terrists!

EVERYbody knows that gubmint spending is B-A-D!

Everbody knows it! I been hearing it from Texus politicos my whole life!

"Shouldn't we spend more on schools?" NO! That's socialism!
"Shouldn't we spend more on old folks?" NP! They're useless eaters!
"The environment?" ECO-terrorism!
"Women's health?" On those hags?? NEVER!

So don't come sneakin' 'round here lookin' for money for roads!

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