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Old 11-14-2014, 07:05 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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What on earth?!

Castle Hills Fire Department bills teen for accident cleanup

What do y'all think of this? San Antonio should start billing Castle Hills residents in return. Quid, pro, quo.
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Old 11-14-2014, 07:11 PM
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Grubby little Castle Hills likes to opt out of metro-area services like VIA to reduce its residents' taxes. Looks like they've found a creative way to move some of that burden onto SA residents.

The sooner SA annexes those towns it surrounds, the better, IMO.

Annexation could put city as nation's 5th largest

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Old 11-14-2014, 07:21 PM
 
Location: San Antonio. Tx 78209
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You do realize that San Antonio can't annex an incorporated city right? It is kinda scuzzy though of castle hills, but it's a declining older suburb with falling tax revenue probably with the majority of residents with over 65 exemptions.
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Old 11-14-2014, 07:34 PM
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You do realize that San Antonio can't annex an incorporated city right? It is kinda scuzzy though of castle hills, but it's a declining older suburb with falling tax revenue probably with the majority of residents with over 65 exemptions.
Lyle Larson's introducing a bill in the upcoming legislative session that will let it happen.
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Old 11-14-2014, 07:41 PM
 
Location: San Antonio. Tx 78209
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Lyle Larson's introducing a bill in the upcoming legislative session that will let it happen.
I guess he wants to get laughed off the house floor.
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Old 11-14-2014, 07:55 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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I guess he wants to get laughed off the house floor.
Hopefully he won't be.
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Old 11-14-2014, 08:01 PM
 
Location: San Antonio. Tx 78209
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Hopefully he won't be.
Nope he will be, the most important politically parts of the state are incorporated enclaves; our own tri-cities and the park cities of Dallas. People pay a premium to live in those bubbles they aren't going away anytime soon.
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Old 11-14-2014, 08:56 PM
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Nope he will be, the most important politically parts of the state are incorporated enclaves; our own tri-cities and the park cities of Dallas. People pay a premium to live in those bubbles they aren't going away anytime soon.
IIRC, his bill only applies to San Antonio.
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Old 11-15-2014, 12:11 AM
 
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There will be no annexing of incorporated cities. To spend one second thinking such a thing could happen is a waste of time.
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Old 11-15-2014, 06:00 AM
 
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You do realize that San Antonio can't annex an incorporated city right? It is kinda scuzzy though of castle hills, but it's a declining older suburb with falling tax revenue probably with the majority of residents with over 65 exemptions.
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Lyle Larson's introducing a bill in the upcoming legislative session that will let it happen.
I know in the past, Larson has been a proponent of consolidating COSA and Bexar County Governments, but I'm not sure how the smaller municipalities would fit into the picture. I'm not aware of an effort by Larson to make it easier for San Antonio to take over those cities.

I can tell you one thing - if such legislation were to pass, the residents of those cities will fight tooth and nail to prevent a takeover of their municipal government by the City Of San Antonio. I just can't see it happening. As a matter of fact, I recall even COSA elected officials as being opposed to Larson's previous proposals. I think Bexar County has been the only supporter. So, would we end up with a single government body for all of Bexar County? I can't see that happening, either.
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