'San Juanistas' claim ultimate victory

San Juan, Texas activists known as the San Juanistas say they have achieved the ultimate victory. Having successfully fought off attempts to have a toll road foist upon them, they and city leaders broke ground Tuesday on a massive retail development where the toll project would have gone. The 32-acre San Juan Corners development will boost the city's tax base. A toll road would have blighted the city, said San Juan Mayor San Juanita Sanchez (who I met with in 2005), leader of the San Juanistas.

Read about it here in the Rio Grande Guardian


David Rogers said...

Congratulations to those brave citizens. My hat is off to them. The rest of Texas should follow their lead.

Anonymous said...

YES! This news makes my day!