This article from the Dallas Morning News is about a fight over a specific toll road in Dallas called Trinity River. This article is important because it is a good representation of why the people of Texas need to do serious investigation into stories before believing everything they see. To quote the story:
"This is just one more example of gross misrepresentations by the proponents of this project," Ms. Hunt [the toll road's leading opponent] said. "Their pretty drawings show a forest of trees on the levees, and all this plush landscaping – trees and bushes and flowers. It looks lovely. But the median won't look so lovely when it's two more lanes of asphalt. And the only trees we're going to get are a few potted crape myrtles."1
When the toll road campaign was launched, several video and drawings were released showing a beautiful road with a green lush median and trees stretching across it. It turns out that, as it was stated by Ms. Hunt and admitted by members of the Dallas City staff, asphalt with a couple potted plants is more likely.
It is a classic example of political manipulation. This article well exemplifies why it is important to verify any information received against the facts! It is definitely a worthy read, especially for those who may be directly impacted by the toll road.
Dave Levinthal and Bruce Tomaso. “Fight over Trinity toll road starts at the drawing board” The Dallas Morning News. (September 18 2007) http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/latestnews/stories/091907dnmettrinity.34f69b7.html