Bastrop Lost Pines

February 15, 2014 // 0 Comments

Bastrop Lost Pines is a small pine forest more than one hundred miles away from the Piney Woods in the rest of Texas. Despite this distance, the lost pines in Bastrop of the pinus taeda species are genetically similar to the varieties found in the Piney Woods of East Texas. There is speculation [...]

Red Light Camera Bribe Scandal

February 13, 2014 // 0 Comments

This story doesn’t implicate Bastrop and their use of red light cameras in scandal. It does, however, highlight the slippery ethical footing of red light cameras. At the end of the day, I see little evidence that red light cameras are anything but a tax. Municipalities will continue to claim [...]

Top Red Light Camera Sites

February 11, 2014 // 0 Comments

Here are some top sites discussing red light cameras. If you think any sites should be added to this list, please feel free to make a comment. Motorist.org - this webmaster has a strong opposition to red light cameras and an abundance of information to back up his case. This is one of the most [...]

Open Letter To City Council About Red Light Cameras

February 7, 2014 // 0 Comments

I emailed the following letter to every member of the Bastrop City Council. I will post an update if they reply. Open Letter to Bastrop City Council About Red Light Cameras I would like to know your justification for the red light cameras in Bastrop. The official reasoning I’ve read is [...]

Bastrop Red Light Cameras

February 4, 2014 // 8 Comments

I have never been a huge fan of Bastrop. This town has been a major bottleneck most of my life along Highway 71 driving back and forth between my parents’ house and Austin. This minor aggravation recently became more severe when I received a red light ticket. This ticket wasn’t from a [...]