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Old 02-04-2010, 05:40 PM
 
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County Line owner Randy Goss found dead. It saddens me to see another victim die in this area. Where are the bridges? My husband had to drive an extra bunch of miles to get to work today because of all the flooded roads. He won't drive through closed roads (so glad). The police are still trying to determine if the barricades were up where this man attempted to drive through. May he rest in peace. He gave San Antonio jobs and good BBQ. What did San Antonio give him for all the taxes he had paid? No bridges and difficult driving decisions.
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Old 02-04-2010, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Funky Town
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So sad to hear this. Randy was a good man, and a really nice guy. What a tragic loss. Condolences to his family and friends. RIP
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Old 02-04-2010, 06:14 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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As much as I am sorry and saddened to hear this news; anyone can see by the picture in that article that it was clearly unsafe to try and drive though that water...



This was the tragic result of a poor decision, not a difficult one. There are clearly warning signs, and people need to learn that they should not be ignored.

So yes, it's very sad news, but maybe some good will come from it as it will serve as a reminder for the next person who comes upon a situation like this to do the right thing and turn around.

RIP, Randy Goss!
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Old 02-04-2010, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Funky Town
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As much as I am sorry and saddened to hear this news; anyone can see by the picture in that article that it was clearly unsafe to try and drive though that water...



This was the tragic result of a poor decision, not a difficult one. There are clearly warning signs, and people need to learn that they should not be ignored.

So yes, it's very sad news, but maybe some good will come from it as it will serve as a reminder for the next person who comes upon a situation like this to do the right thing and turn around.

RIP, Randy Goss!
How insensitive can you be at a time like this? A pillar of the community passes away tragically, and you want to berate his decision making. How do you know that a family member or friend doesn't look in CD-SA???

It looks to me like the water was up only 6 inches. Maybe it was his only way to work. I live in the area, and know that crossing well. If he turned back, he would have been subjected to even more dangerous low water crossings, as Specht Rd runs parallel to Cibolo Creek.

Please man, this one time have some mercy! Sheez!!!

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Old 02-04-2010, 06:51 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I'm sorry if you disagree with me, but I was simply stating the facts. The reason this man lost his life was because of a bad decision on his part. He is not the first to try and drive across a water crossing, and unfortunately he most likely won't be the last. It is tragic, but I do not agree with the comments that the city was at fault for not building bridges or even if there weren't barricades in place. It is clearly a dangerous situation and unfortunately too many people take unnecessary risks instead of making the right choice and turning around.

Any unnecessary loss of life is tragic, especially when it can be avoided. I have great sympathy for his family and friends, as they are the ones left wondering why such an accident occurred when it could have been avoided.
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Old 02-04-2010, 06:52 PM
 
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It's very sad, but also kind of ironic. The first time I went to the County Line restaurant (at it's old location on 1604 where Clear Springs is now, Afton Oaks) I thought it really was the county line.

But it's actually a few miles north of 1604, Cibbolo Creek. It's both tragic and ironic that he died there.
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Old 02-04-2010, 06:54 PM
 
Location: 1604 & Potranco Area
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How insensitive can you be at a time like this? A pillar of the community passes away tragically, and you want to berate his decision making. How do you know that a family member or friend doesn't look in CD-SA???

It looks to me like the water was up only 6 inches. Maybe it was his only way to work. I live in the area, and know that crossing well. If he turned back, he would have been subjected to even more dangerous low water crossings, as Specht Rd runs parallel to Cibolo Creek.

Please man, this one time have some mercy! Sheez!!!
I agree with MMM, just because it is a tragedy doesn't mean it can't be a learning experience as well. As a matter of fact if nothing is taken from it then it is even more of a tragedy...
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Old 02-04-2010, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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As much as I am sorry and saddened to hear this news; anyone can see by the picture in that article that it was clearly unsafe to try and drive though that water...



This was the tragic result of a poor decision, not a difficult one. There are clearly warning signs, and people need to learn that they should not be ignored.

So yes, it's very sad news, but maybe some good will come from it as it will serve as a reminder for the next person who comes upon a situation like this to do the right thing and turn around.

RIP, Randy Goss!
Yeah the water looks fast too. It's a no-brainer not to drive through it.
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Old 02-04-2010, 06:54 PM
 
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How insensitive can you be at a time like this? A pillar of the community passes away tragically, and you want to berate his decision making. How do you know that a family member or friend doesn't look in CD-SA???

It looks to me like the water was up only 6 inches. Maybe it was his only way to work. I live in the area, and know that crossing well. If he turned back, he would have been subjected to even more dangerous low water crossings, as Specht Rd runs parallel to Cibolo Creek.

Please man, this one time have some mercy! Sheez!!!
I have to agree Sweetie Pie. A photo can be deceiving....some words are ill timed and unnecessary. Very sad!
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Old 02-04-2010, 06:58 PM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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Sorry folks - but I've got to agree w/M2 here. Tragic? Yes - of course!! Avoidable? Absolutely. Swift water is deadly - as any reasonable adult would know. He chose his course of action, and unfortunately he chose poorly - but it's no ones fault but his own, folks.
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