Just a few suggested corrections: Rick Perry’s plan was called the Trans-Texas Corridor – not the Texas Triangle – which originated with the I&GN railroad in the early 20th Century. Like railroads (and unlike highways), TCR would be subject to property taxes. TCR claims that tax revenue would actually increase.
There is a third intercity passenger line, and that’s the “Heartland Flyer” from Fort Worth to Oklahoma City. There are also commuter rail lines between Dallas and Fort Worth, Denton and Trinity Mills, and another under construction between Fort Worth and Grapevine/DFW Airport.
Movie studio funded fake link to Leader
Jonathan, I am so sorry The Leader, which engages in responsible and thoughtful reporting, got dragged into what is a truly scummy situation. There are two additional points you may want to make to your readership and to think about as a publisher. First, you’ve put a lot of thought into how The Leader fits into news as an industry, and when you’re expressing opinion you’re quite clear about it – I’ve noticed this occasionally in articles and applaud it. I wonder if the public might be less susceptible to news fiction had they not bought in to the fallacy of the neutral press, a press part of a money-making industry and, as a result, conservative (not liberal) by its very nature. Had the public the *expectation* their media had a point of view, they might bring more critical thinking to bear on what they consume. As you know, European news consumers are well aware of bent their news takes and read accordingly. There is of course a difference between facts and fiction, but we all know facts can be assembled to make any number of different points (which is why we have defense and prosecution in legal cases). There’s no such thing as “pure” reporting, and making this point to your readers could do them a service. Second, a company with the sheer power of Regency/20th Century essentially gulling the public in an era when the President of the United States calls into question the veracity of reporting done by the New York Times and Washington Post does nothing but hurt both the new industry and everyday folks. That’s unacceptable, and they ought to be excoriated for it.
Balls Out Burger coming to the Heights
Tired of hearing about “unique burger concepts.” Beer and burgers, the town is overloaded with this kind of thing. And that building is going to need a lot of renovation before it can be a restaurant. And the parking is going to be a problem. And the additional drunk drivers flying down Durham.
Oak Forest resident spreading the love to nature community
So proud of my sister, Lauren Simpson! One correction for the author…she is not a former teacher. She is currently law school faculty at the University of Houston.