GRIMES CITIZEN ADVISORY GROUP, GRIMES COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY & TEXANS AGAINST HIGH-SPEED RAIL TO HOST HIGH-SPEED RAIL OPPOSITION RALLY

WHAT: Grimes County and surrounding area residents are invited to an informational meeting regarding the currently proposed Dallas Houston high-speed rail project. Speakers will share information about the project and its impact to directly impacted landowners, as well as the impact on those not directly in the path of the proposed routes. Speakers will also provide an update on legislative efforts and what area residents can do to join the fight to stop this project.

WHO: Hosts of the rally are Grimes Citizen Advisory Group, Grimes County Republican Party, and Texans Against High-Speed Rail. Co-Sponsors include: Grimes County, Town of Anderson, City of Bedias, City of Iola, Waller County Advocacy Group, Grimes County Firefighters Association, Montgomery County Tea Party, Madison County Tea Party Patriots, Sam Houston Tea Party, Texans Uniting For Reform & Freedom, Texas Patriots PAC and Texas Forestry Association.

WHEN: TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 2015; 7:00 PM

WHERE: GRIMES COUNTY EXPO CENTER, 5220 FM 3455, NAVASOTA

WHY: Area residents are concerned about the lack of detailed information being received from the company promoting the railway, the inconsistent information being shared by company representatives and are against the use of eminent domain by a private company that will remain the predominant financial benefactor. The company planning the 240-mile HSR project refuses to share ridership and project viability studies for the project being touted as “privately funded,” while company officials lobby in Austin for access to public funding options. Event organizers will present the plan to oppose this project and how individual residents can contribute to that effort.

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