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Jack Motley of Edna Texas Sings About The Trans Texas Corridor Taking HIs Home
 


25 March 2007 at 1:55:35 AM
salon

I recorded him at the Senate Transportation Committee hearing. Video on my youtube page now.

For the past three decades, as Jack Motley of Edna worked to perfect the land on his ranch, he did it with visions of his grandchildren playing and swinging in the oak trees. Unfortunately, those dreams were shattered when he found out that a proposed section of the Trans-Texas Corridor would cut straight through that land.

"I've spent 30 years building the land, clearing it, feathering the nest, always with the vision of my family benefiting from the land in years to come. As soon as I first heard about the corridor, those visions of my kids and grandkids swinging from the trees were replaced with ones of cars and semis rushing by," Motley, 59, said. "I was appalled, angered, hurt. I felt violated. My family has owned land in Texas before Texas was even a state and now they want to build a road right through it."

Motley isn't about to take it lying down.

He decided to voice his anger and frustration by writing a song, entitled "That New Road." The song is now being used in various television and movie projects about the corridor, Motley said.


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1 - pstern   25 Mar 2007 @ 11:29:45 AM 

I LOVED IT!!!

Jack Motley is correct.  The Texas we all once knew is going, going, gone!


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