So Senator Creighton has taken a step in the right direction. His updated plan calls for only 10% of Jones State Forest Park to be eligible for development by the Texas A&M University System-- a big improvement from the initial blank check approach. But how much are we really talking here?
TAMU was kind enough to publish a map indicating the area they would like to use. Roughly 178 acres in total on the south side of the park, right next to 242. Well we at Save Jones State Forest Park thought it would be a good idea to put that in perspective with three landmarks in the area.
As you can see 178 acres may not sound like a lot of land, but it is a great deal of land. Some examples: