Sunday, April 23, 2006

The Rape Of Padre Island

The forces attempting to steal a public beach on Padre Island seemingly will stop at nothing. There are many reports of bullying, attempts at intimidation, stealing and defacing of petitions and other dirty tricks. The prime mover behind this current controversy, Austin developer Paul Shexnailder, has reportedly said he would spend huge amounts of money to fight the grass roots movement against the beach grab.
This project and others planned and yet unplanned are changing the face of our once pristine coast. If development of this type is allowed to continue the greed heads will kill the goose that laid the golden egg and move on with their money, leaving those of us living here to put up with their rape of our coast.
You might add the term "local polticians" to the cartoon depicted here!

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Poor Paul Shexnailder!

Shexnailder unhappy he has been referred to as a "Greedy Developer!"

Austin millionaire Paul Shexnailder is unhappy with the sobriquet "Greedy Developer!"
He said, in recent local news reports, that his proposed glitzy $1.5 billion resort development plan is a risk.
"The real truth is we take the risk," Schexnailder said. "When we
succeed we are called greedy. When we fail we are broke."
Sorry Paul, you are greedy. You have no risk in this venture. If the whole thing falls through, and frankly I hope it does, you won't be broke. You will still have the property, the Packery Channel and will still be able to find another developer willing to proceed with a plan that will not enrage the public by stealing a public beach.
The real risk is that we will lose a public beach and that others will follow! We don't want the camel to get its nose under the tent!
Shexnailder also said, in another news report, that Corpus Christi is "risking the future" if the beach driving charter amendment is passed.
Nothing could be further from the truth. We still have a relatively large area of unspoiled beaches. There are few left in this country that are accessible to the public. This is a draw! People like this kind of beach. They will come from far and wide to enjoy it. Beach resorts are a dime a dozen and honestly, if you want to spend time in a glitzy beach resort are you going to come here or Cancun or Hawaii?
Sorry Paul, you and your sycophants are all wet on this one!

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Dicky At The Fish Pass; Another View! By Kenn Jobe

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Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Dicky At The Fish Pass, Kenn Jobe Painting

This is a computer painting done by my friend Kenn Jobe. It is taken from a water shot by Monte Reitz. Posted by Picasa