Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Thank You God!!!!!

Remember when I found out that the designated path for the Texas Super Highway was slated to go straight through our farm? Well apparently I was not the only angry Texan. Article following the picture.
TEXAS - Earlier this year, East Texans turned out by the hundreds to protest Texas Department of Transportation's proposed Trans-Texas Corridor. It appears their collective voice was heard loud and clear.

Wednesday, the Texas Department of Transportation will officially announce that those plans for the corridor have been scraped. Instead, it will follow the original Highway 59 Corridor.

TEX-DOT spokesman Larry Krantz tells KETK, "people were saying don't take our land, we don't want you to develop a big superhighway without taking a look at what was available on US 59 first."

Thank you Sweet Jesus!!!

5 comments:

Susan said...

I'm so glad your farm is not in danger now! What a blessing!

Kari & Kijsa said...

Yea! A great victory for all the farmland in Texas (which seems to be slipping away slowly!)

congrats,
kari & kijsa

LivingTheLife said...

Hallelujah for you and all the other land owners threatened by the Super Highway...gotta save those farms and land...and what better way than to use land already allocated for highway use! DUH! Sometimes these planners and such...just get a little carried away!

Congrats...
Teresa

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh Julie, that is WONDERFUL news!!! I am so happy for all of you! It would have been such a tragedy for them to do that!

Hugs,
Amy

pedalpower said...

I'm so happy for you! My sister (the one who's garden I wrote about a couple of days ago) faces the threat of a bypass coming right by her property. I hope she has the same luck as you! You must be soooo relieved.