Tea Party Patriots of Eastland County invites you to meet Terri Hall, the founder and director of San Antonio-based Texans for Reform and Freedom (TURF) and Texans for Toll-Free Highways. Terri will speak at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, August 10, in the Big Dam Room of the Myrtle Wilks Community Center, 1498 West I 20, Cisco.
Terri Hall has long been politically aware, but in 2005 she learned the Texas Dept of Transportation (TxDOT) was to convert her only access to San Antonio, Hwy 281, into a tollway.
“A toll is a double tax to charge taxpayers again for what they’ve already built and paid for,” says Terri.
When she saw that this shift to tolling our existing freeways is happening nationwide, Terri started a statewide group called Texans Uniting for Reform and Freedom, or Texas TURF. This homeschool mom-of-ten-turned-citizen-activist rallied her fellow Texans to stop this runaway taxation without representation. They stopped construction of the international trade corridor known as the Trans Texas Corridor, and continue to focus on roads, tolls and freedom to travel.
TURF is a grassroots, Texas-wide group seeking reforms through accountability and good public policy. It promotes non-toll, sensible transportation solutions. TURF remains committed to ending eminent domain abuse and works tirelessly to secure a pro-freedom, pro-taxpayer, fiscally solvent, freely-accessible public road policy for all Texans.
While Big Country voters may not have toll roads here, these issues do affect taxation and our pocket books directly when we travel to other parts of Texas. Also, a host of new concerns have surfaced recently: kill switches in cars, “road diet,” slowing traffic, banning gas-powered engines, and more.
Join us Thursday, August 10, to learn more. All are welcome. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.