We continue to be hard at work here at Save Jones State Forest, and wanted to share a few updates with you.
First, rumors online last night seem to indicate that Senator Creighton is changing course on SB1964. We hope the Senator has heard from the thousands of constituents who demands he pull Senate Bill 1964 and protect Jones State Forest from future development. To date he has yet to confirm with our organization any change in plans. We will stay vigilant until Senator Creighton publicly announces his intentions and kills SB1964 in its current form.
Second, TAMU has responded to our request that they attend our community meeting this Sunday. Vice Chancellor Tommy Williams, who is our former State Senator, thanked us for the invitation. He noted that the intent of the legislation "was to open up for discussion the purpose of finding a higher and better education use for a small tract..."
Well, apparently the State Senator... Ops, sorry... The Vice Chancellor does not count a community meeting with over 200 people from the area a place to have such an open discussion. No, Tommy Williams thinks the best place for such a discussion is to have it take place in Austin within the State Senate. Nothing like a built in home field advantage for a political insider who is a lobbyist for a school an hour away from where the impact would be felt.
Now it is more important than ever to join our community meeting this Sunday. Hundreds of local citizens will come out to let their voices be heard. Multiple media organization have already confirmed as have many other community groups and local officials.
Let your voice be heard.