I was at the Citizens' Transportation Committee (CTC) Board meeting tonight, and I ran in Lt. Colonel (USAF retired) Dexter Handy who is running against incumbent Steve Radack for Harris County Commissioner Precinct 3.
Dexter is an avid cyclist and marathoner (don't know if he swims... I didn't ask). We started talking about Harris County's written policy against building any type of on-road infrastructure for bicycling (I have copies on file if you want to read, but be forewarned, these emails induce vomiting), and he said that if he is elected as Commissioner this policy will definitely end in Precinct 3, words which were honey to my ears. I reached into my wallet, pulled out some twenties, and threw them across the table at him.
FYI, Commissioner Radack just voted in Commissioner's Court this week to authorize $10 million to start building the Grand Parkway Segment E, so get ready for the bulldozers to start tearing land up from I-10 to 290 somewhere around the Katy-Hockley Road longitude, consigning the last bits of prairie in Harris County to crap development; nail salons, oil change places, shirt laundries, then the strip malls will be abandoned in a few years after the businesses fail when gasoline hits $8, and the Southwest Cholos and MS13 will take those properties over. But at least those troublesome Canada geese will be gone. Thank you Commissioner Radack.