Bishop Protests Gov. Perry's Trans-Texas Corridor (TTC)

by Will Lutz, The Lone Star Report

This month’s Texas Episcopalian, the newsletter for the Episcopal Diocese of Texas, contains a Page One story headlined “TxDOT Plans Threaten Camp Allen.”

The story explains that one of the proposed alignments for the new Trans-Texas Corridor-69 through Grimes County is a Farm-to-Market road that goes right past the entrance to the camp, which is owned by the diocese and is considered one of the best camping facilities in the Episcopal Church. The diocese has started an online petition calling for the road’s alignment to be moved. (Camp Allen has existed since 1921 and has been located in Grimes County since 1977.)

“We want the project moved off of FM 362,” wrote the Rt. Rev. Don Wimberly, Episcopal Bishop of Texas. “There are 6000 school children alone who attend our Discovery Program each year, not to mention the 1,620 children who attend summer camp. Our guests represent every major university in the state, major healthcare facilities, and more than 170 churches from every denomination. People come to Camp Allen for retreat and renewal. It would not be impossible for Camp Allen to survive the building of the corridor or the aftermath of the project,” he added.

Read the rest of the Lone Star Report article HERE.

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