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in DPS Releases Preliminary Report on Two-Fatality Crash on U.S. 67 Near Mertzon
@ "it started when they were teenagers"
It more than likely started the first time they were arrested and tried for something, paid little to no consequences and set free to reoffend. If you're caught racing you should have your license permanently revoked, the same with DUI's or any other criminal activity you're found to be engaging in while behind the wheel.
Did these 20-22 year olds knowingly and willingly break the law? Some reveled in it on social media, as many of this ilk do. They have a blatant disregard for the law and the safety of others, as well as the need to stroke their egos by bragging about it.
Considering the state of arrested development that young adults are in these days, it probably wouldn't be far fetched to guess they all still lived with their parents. If you're supporting a drunkard or otherwise useless human being, you're fully aware of it. You feed and house these miscreants, they drink and drug on YOUR dime. After they've had their way with the community, they return to the safety of YOUR home. For all intents and purposes YOU'RE an accomplice, aiding and abetting a criminal who has absolutely no reason to change their ways.
A dog owner is responsible for any harm his dog does, so too should the parents of dependent criminals assume full responsibility for the damages their little losers rack up. If myself or any loved ones fall victim to YOUR child's indiscretion, I'd gladly strip you and your entire family of every penny and asset possible to recover any expenses or damages incurred.
I'm not interested in hearing about how "young people make mistakes" or doling out second chances to undeserving ingrates. If you maliciously commit crimes, you should pay heavily with life altering consequences. If you lay your head down in mommy's house at night after committing such crimes, she should pay just the same.
in Traffic Safety Expert Rails Against School-Zone Speed Cameras
Ok so... school zones are safe because of the blinky lights and rules about cell phones and signs about fines... Sweet, I get that.
How about the cameras on highway 67... or posted all over the loop.
And since when do the same law-breaking citizens get to vote on something like this? Of COURSE people don't want to implement something that would keep them from doing what they love to do... (break the law.) Which is exactly what you do every time you haul ass all over town.
And who is this Mauz POS anyway?
I HIGHLY suggest a few of these "safety" experts spend a couple of years driving the autobahns in Germany. Those roads are some of the best in the world!!! While they're not accident free - the common sense of the licensed drivers and the cooperation to achieve safe transportation to their destination is remarkable. Ohhhh how I miss driving among the educated.
"Under no circumstances should we punish people for breaking the law and speeding through school zones." I take it that is the Mauz position. OK, noted. The most popular stories on San Angelo Live! are stories about wrecks. For the sake of Joe Hyde and his crew, let us not do anything to reduce the number of law-breaking drivers, wrecks and traffic deaths in West Texas. Priorities, people! Priorities!
in Major Accident With Injuries on US 67 Sends Driver To Hospital
Man, pull your head out of the ground. Making it a 4 lane would be for the safety of all traffic. But I guess some people don't realize everyday people travel that road that are not oilfield.
Yeah, Lets go ahead and raise taxes again so that we can fund a 4 lane highway for strictly oilfield traffic.
Lares... you say everything I want to say - but just can't think of it quite the way you do!
You should write a book.
in Local Auto Dealer Focuses on Quality, Diversity and Customer Satisfaction
I find the most ridiculous aspect of dealerships is the salesmen's approach. Hovering and attacking customers like vultures (ahem...or buzzards) is juvenile, and very much unappreciated. I realize it's a dog-eat-dog business but they lose my interest with this tactic. Another aspect I find rather humurous and a little sad (bless their heart) is the old school requirement to dress in business attire. I generally find myself chuckling at 1) the young employee who is wearing this attire for the first time in their life - evidenced by the slacks which are 2 inches too long and the oversized shirt that looks more like a pirate's swashbuckling get up, and 2) the veteran salesman who sauntered over in his top-o-the-line Gucci outfit complete with 10-carat gold accoutrements (cufflinks, tie tack, that tie thing you wear near the knot with a gold chain, and the $25,000 Frolex watch) - yeah, you're getting the image. It's reminiscent of Ron Burgundy and crew.
Alas...bless their hearts...
67 between San Angelo and Mertzon needs 24x7 patrol. I am always wary when I have to travel that route on my job..... early mornings and evenings are a madhouse. It needs to be 4 lanes from San Angelo to Mertzon at a minimum. Oilfield traffic from here to Big Lake is growing every week. We need to see news that someone is serious about doing something positive. Seeing accident reports every day is no help.
I have purchased two Hyundai products from Car Town and was pleasantly surprised at the quality of their newer vehicles. Service has been outstanding and the sales staff quite friendly and honest.
I agree that the advertising from some of the other larger dealership are rather embarrassing to their employees and the public!
but it is a good dealership as well.
Jim Bass gets my vote - and my business. They don't make thier employees look like a bunch of villiage idiots on TV. With Bass, there's no tradin' britches or any of the rest of that tired, desparate crap that we are made to watch from All American and the Autoplex. Makes me reach for the remote.
If they want this then offer Tesla a deal to sell under their license.
Best cars out there right now.
in Tom Green County Property Tax Base to Increase by as Much as $1 Billion
A big, very big roar of gratitude goes to the staff of Live who have done a tremendous job on keeping this county informed on what is going on 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. The TV stations just can't get it done. If you have lived here for at least a year, you can recall if something happened on the weekend, you probably wouldn't know of it! Live has changed all of that.
Somewhere the odds have it that with that much money in the county, we should be seeing new roads, refurbish County Court House, and a reduction in home owners tax. However the county will probably be like someone who has lots of money, get greedy and keeps dragging more money to make hardships for everyone who lives in Tom Green County.
Taxes will just keep going up as the TGCAD figures out how to spend the 'extra' income being generated. Once the extra income is diverted into the appropriate pockets... err... pet projects... er... budgetary line items (OK, there we go), it will be impossible to simply "do without" in the future (gotta keep seal-coating those roads, rather then actually 'fix' them, after all).
It's just like normal income progression as life goes on: the older you get, the more experience you have, the better the job, the more the income, the more nice stuff you can afford. When you hit retirement, if you've prepared well you'll be fine - if not, you'll suddenly find yourself with less disposable income and having to dump the luxuries to simply survive. The theory is that the more money TGCAD sucks out of the tax payers, the more the City of San Angelo can provide... except that I'm not exactly seeing the increase of COSA-provided "benefits" commensurate with the extra money leaving my bank account. Maybe I'm missing something (besides the extra money, that is).
The level of money-grubbing and price-gouging (at all levels: personal, commercial, governmental, et al) is reprehensible. But... you'll have that, since it's just people having the means to make money off the circumstances. The local government shouldn't be profiting nearly as much as a result, though. Residential property taxes have literally nothing to do with the oil boom, and the local citizens (who have been, and will continue to be here after it's all over) are the ones getting screwed the most. I also don't work in the oil industry, either... so why should my taxes go up as a result of poor targeting skills?
It's just as bad as the Affordable Care Act, because it's essentially screwing the people it was [supposedly] designed to help. Oh well... nothing to see here... move along.
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