TxDOT knows how to get people to turn away from a meeting. From the Brenham Banner:
More than 800 people surged into the Knights of Columbus Hall in Hempstead. Officials said the hall is located on a narrow, dead end road that was choked with vehicles that had no place to park.Sen. Kirk Watson used similar tactics for his freeway toll meetings at the capitol last year, see the VIDEO HERE ON YOUTUBE.
Police were forced to block off access to Mack Washington Street, resulting in some attendees having to park and walk over a quarter mile. Many others went home, unable to find parking on the rain saturated shoulders of FM 1488.