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Last night, Commissioner Lyle Larson was complaining about lack of county controls on development at a hearing over the expansion of Scenic Loop Road.

Some suggested we should just stop building roads and choke the new growth out. A lot of applause and head nodding and "developers are out of control" agreement.

Maybe next session lawmakers will allow counties decide if they want their hills blasted and leveled for more concrete and asphalt.

The following was datamined from the San Antonio Tree Coalition's excellent blog, Tree Speech:

Here's what Toll Brothers says:

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Here's what they are doing:

In the oil refinery rows outside Houston, Odessa, New Orleans, they call it the "smell of money." Does this suggest the "sight of success"?

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