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Floresville City Council tackles traffic, zoning issues
Floresville Mayor Diana Garza and members of the Floresville City Council recognize representatives of the Floresville Police Department and Wilson County Sheriff’s Office during the May 9 city council meeting after declaring the week of May 15 as Police Week.
Wilson County News May 15, 2013 3,839 views 31 comments
FLORESVILLE -- Changes may be on the way in the form of stop lights and speed limits as the Floresville City Council has directed City Manager Andy Joslin to work in conjunction with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to come up with a solution to the city’s traffic problems during the May 9 city council meeting. . . .
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All you old flatulent emissions can continue to argue TXDOT do's and don't while I jump for joy at the prospect of a possible staff attorney for the City - anyone but Rosenberg ... Read More
All you old flatulent emissions can continue to argue TXDOT do's and don't while I jump for joy at the prospect of a possible staff attorney for the City - anyone but Rosenberg - one down, one to go! Joslin count your days!
Tom, your opinion is heard and I'm sure Mr. Miller and the rest of the council hear you as well. Lets remember that Mr. Miller is simply one board member and it would take ... Read More
Tom, your opinion is heard and I'm sure Mr. Miller and the rest of the council hear you as well. Lets remember that Mr. Miller is simply one board member and it would take at least 2 more to pass the motion to get the studies done. I don't see anything wrong with wanting to change speed limits here in town. Why not meet Mr. Miller and give your opinions to him personally on why you feel how you do. I can assure you Mr. Miller has the city best interest in mind. I don't see him as someone trying to get his own personal agendas passes. He has no primo's, tio's or tia's he is looking out for. I'm grateful for Mr. Miller being on the council. He not only speaks up when something is wrong, but he has his facts together and presents them for all to see. Give the vato a chance and work with him. I don't want to bash you brother, because you are a brother in arms and I respect you for that, but sit down with the guy and get it straight with him. He is one of the few politicians here not on the take or one of the good ole boys
Since the City Manager and Mr. Miller do not know how to conduct research. He is what the manual says:
Purpose of Manual: The purpose of this manual is to provide the ... Read More
Since the City Manager and Mr. Miller do not know how to conduct research. He is what the manual says:
Purpose of Manual: The purpose of this manual is to provide the information and procedures necessary for establishing speed zones and advisory speeds on the state highway system.
Cities will: request that the district conduct engineering and traffic studies associated with the establishment of speed zones on the state highway system, or conduct the studies themselves; and upon approval by Traffic Operations Division (TRF), prepare and pass city ordinances establishing speed zones.
Nowhere does it say Mr. Miller is King and can decide what the speed limit is. That goes for the rest of us, too. However, the City can conduct a study themselves which costs money and ask for TRF approval. Here is another opportunity for the City of Floresville to blow money.
If you want more details go to Texas Administrative Code, TITLE 43 TRANSPORTATION, PART 1 TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, CHAPTER 25 TRAFFIC OPERATIONS, SUBCHAPTER B PROCEDURES FOR ESTABLISHING SPEED ZONES. See who has the legal right to establish speed limits and how.
I wish people would do some research instead of searching for answers inside their own head.
Well, Sam Eagle which is the name of a Muppet, I do think your alter ego is getting in the way of calling other folks out. If you don’t live in Muppet Land, then a rational ... Read More
Well, Sam Eagle which is the name of a Muppet, I do think your alter ego is getting in the way of calling other folks out. If you don’t live in Muppet Land, then a rational person would conclude it is not your real name. If you do live in Muppet Land, you are either a Muppet or do not drive through Floresville. Either way, if you are a Muppet, you can be run over by cars and survive so speed limits should not be an issue. Again, your opinion on speeds is just an opinion that is invalid just like everyone else on commenting on this topic. TXDOT has a manual which “ALL” rational people would follow unless there is something wrong or missing from the manual or there is such a unique circumstances that manual is not valid. My tracks in and around does not indicate anything special about Floresville and its roads. The only argument against the manual is that manual Section 2 requires the large majority of drivers are reasonable and prudent. So far, the commenters wanting lower speed limits may not meet that requirement and an exemption may be possible.
Senior Citizen, what could TXDOT’s agenda be? That is a ludicrous statement. Not to mention it is not 70 mph at Jack’s café. Further, I disagree with you and so I think the ... Read More
Senior Citizen, what could TXDOT’s agenda be? That is a ludicrous statement. Not to mention it is not 70 mph at Jack’s café. Further, I disagree with you and so I think the speed should be 85 on 181. What makes me wrong and you right? Well, neither of us is using the TXDOT manual, “Procedures for Establishing Speed Zones.” http://onlinemanuals.txdot.gov/txdotmanuals/szn/index.htm
I contend as in my post that Mr. Miller, you, Tyra or me do not have the proper knowledge of executing the procedures in manual. So, Mr. Miller’s over the top statements are foolish and childish. In order to have orderly driving and safety, the standards must be determined consistently not willy-nilly because someone thinks the sky is falling. TXDOT follows a procedure that ensures consistency on all Texas roads. By following the manual, the political power of individuals and their favorites cannot subjugate the rest of us to unfair rules. So, Senior Citizen , Tyra and Mr. Miller, work with TXDOT to determine the appropriate speeds on the local highways.
I would like to note that 181 and loop 181 are state highways paid for by all citizens of the State of Texas and I am sure my fellow citizens would prefer speeds consistent with manual determination. They did not need the failed policies of the City of Floresville and its bloated government officials tell them how to conduct business. Best I can tell, the City of Floresville is a long ways from being exemplary or worthy of praise but has a history of overspending and numerous bad decisions.
As the new business come into the area, speed reductions may be necessary, but the hospital with its own turn lane seems a far stretch. Either way the new surveys will be prioritized within all the other good work TXDOT does.
Hey, Tomas, could you perhaps share whatever you smoked over there in the jungles of Viet Nam? I think you've been hogging it, because you're clearly hallucinating and ... Read More
Hey, Tomas, could you perhaps share whatever you smoked over there in the jungles of Viet Nam? I think you've been hogging it, because you're clearly hallucinating and filled with hatred. Then it manifests itself into other personalities like "Be Careful," "Untrue Resident," and "It's Me," which then hold conversations among themselves.
And then the personalities even make fun of people's names. How do you know that Sam Eagle isn't indeed my given name. How do we know your given name even is Tomas Robles? How do we know you're even a resident/registered voter in the city of Floresville? We don't. We only know what you've told us.
Pretty complex indeed.
I'm not taking anyone's side here, but it's pretty sad when someone has to spend all day on baseless personal attacks against someone simply because he doesn't look like them or isn't related to them by blood or marriage. I, for one, find it rather refreshing that someone serves on your council who has no allegiances to any familia, mijo, mija, primo, prima, hijo, hija, tio, tia etc.
BUT BACK ON THE SUBJECT AT HAND: The area is growing. More people mean more vehicles, which means more likelihood of traffic crashes and fatalities. We have to do what we can to keep motorists and pedestrians safe. If not, it could be detrimental to the city's future. If it's unsafe to drive around, companies won't want to invest in the city and new people won't want to move here.
Those who are against outsiders coming in and spending money ought to look at the city of Atlanta. Without outside investment, that city never would have risen from the butt-whooping they got during the Civil War. Before those carpet-baggers came in, Atlanta was a burning pile of rubble. Now, the city is one of the fastest growing cities with one of the best economies in the country.
So, with that, I must say that getting the traffic safety situation is of vital importance.
Rabble Rouser Extraordinaire Adkins, TX May 21, 2013 3:24pm
If you look at the clips for last City Council meeting (May 9th) totally unacceptable. Mr. Miller, is the only one that is right and nobody else knows NOTHING! City Engineer ... Read More
If you look at the clips for last City Council meeting (May 9th) totally unacceptable. Mr. Miller, is the only one that is right and nobody else knows NOTHING! City Engineer Larry Heimer,offered information on the sewer model and the water also. But Mr. Miller talked to them like they just got hired over night. Then Mr. Miller wants his buddy, Kurt Mullen regarding placing Internet equipment for Top Gun Broadband on Floresville’s water towers. Floresville needs to post for a close BIDD for a Internet Broadband to better service the city. Then Mr. Miller Directs City Manager Andy Joslin to ascertain the feasibility of a salaried staff attorney for the city of Floresville. By the end of the night Mr. Joslin has a full table of notes and things to do. LOL What are the other City Councilman/woman doing during this whole time? Mayor Garza take charge of your meetings. Mr. Miller is going WILD. LOL Mr. Miller gone WILD. We went in at 7pm and got done with the City Council meeting 10:30 and we had to table some items on the agenda. God Bless America Please Floresville and come and take part on some of City Council Meetings. Tomas Robles
Untrue, I disagree with some of your statements. While TxDOT has their own agenda, I contend that, because the hospital is on a stretch nearing a hill, the current speed ... Read More
Untrue, I disagree with some of your statements. While TxDOT has their own agenda, I contend that, because the hospital is on a stretch nearing a hill, the current speed is unsafe. (Not just at the hospital, but Jack's Cafe and Crawford Pharmacy.) That segment is pretty tight ... I, for one, would like to request TxDOT do a study (or another study) to determine the safest speed in that area.
I am glad you referenced in concert with TXDOT as they are more knowledgeable in speed limit determination than you. Speeds limits have numerous factors in ... Read More
I am glad you referenced in concert with TXDOT as they are more knowledgeable in speed limit determination than you. Speeds limits have numerous factors in determining safety. The mindset that you know better than TXDOT is very worrisome. Your statements sound more like a dictator and I voted for you to prioritize fixing the city and making reasonable decision not become “smarter than you” government we had in the last Floresville government. As a constituent and engineer, I oppose your comments and would rather hear from TXDOT. Further, with all the trouble the City of Floresville has, putting speed limits at the top of the list is not wise. Your City Manager has enough problems and you have given him all these other taskings and now you asking him to work on speed limits. I thought you were a business man. A person can only do so much and that is why you prioritize the effort. Further, I would like to address your statement, “Although much has already been accomplished there is much yet to do.” Really, what have you really accomplished? FEDC and Convention Center is still a mess. The City Manager is still having budget issues. The sewer system still needs upgraded and the city streets need better maintenance to name a few. You are starting to sound like the last administration; I have not seen any great results that you are claiming. Might I suggest putting the white horse away and get down and get some real work done.
As far as speed limits, I would like to just address one example of your statements as not being rationale as almost all of them are. “It is unacceptable for the speed limit to be close to 70 mph near the entrance to a hospital.” Why? This is a four lane highway. In addition, there is a turn only lane for the hospital and folks leaving the hospital can only make a right hand turn. This is actually one of the safest exit and entrances on Highway 181 from Floresville to San Antonio. Is your logic that hospitals zones require slower speeds? Because if not, there is no rational person who could make the argument that the speed has to be slower in front of the hospital. If the argument is for slower speeds because of entry and exit on highway, every entrance on to Highway 181 would require a slower speed which means no longer having a 70 mph speed limit.
You also state that establishing "safe traveling speed limits within the city limits does not cost the taxpayers of the City of Floresville," is false. This statement demonstrates your nativity of speed-limits and why you such seek TXDOT expertise. First, slower speeds increase the amount of time to get through Floresville, which results in longer commute times and additional air pollution from vehicles being in the city longer, increased congestion, increased traffic on side streets. So, as a resident, I can expect more traffic, more air pollution and a longer commute. All actions have consequences.
Specifically, the reason speeds are set at certain speeds is to reduce congestion. Should the speed be reduced in all the areas of Floresville, the amount of congestion will increase dramatically. For example, if the current time to get through Floresville on Highway 181 is 10 minutes and you decrease the speeds, the time to get through Floresville would become let’s say 15 minutes. The traffic at the lights will increase and the time to get through them will increase. Increased congestion causes more accidents. In addition, just like any rational being, people will start using side streets to get around the congestion. This increase in side street traffic will results in more accidents off highway 181 and children being hit on side streets. Because the area of traffic is broadened onto the city streets your police force will have more difficulty regulating traffic.
Your mightier than I comments about deaths because of unsafe speeds is over the top and is used for emotional support but has no basis in reality. If you are so concerned about safety, then you would pass ordinances to outlaw swimming pools as kids die in them every year.
As you continue to use this forum and exercise your freedom of expression allow me to share a few facts.
Current ordinance requires ANY new street constructed ... Read More
As you continue to use this forum and exercise your freedom of expression allow me to share a few facts.
Current ordinance requires ANY new street constructed in the City of Floresville to be complete with curbs, sidewalks and the appropriate drainage. In the City Council’s Directive to the City Manager the Street Maintenance Plan, funded by the street maintenance sales tax, will address the repair (including curbs, sidewalks and the appropriate drainage) of ALL existing streets. At some point in the future, dependent upon funding, all City streets will be paved, with curbs, sidewalks and the appropriate drainage.
Providing for Public Safety is the number one priority of all governments and is particularly true for municipal elected and appointed officials. This includes the establishment of traffic ordinances and the enforcement of the same. As one of these officials I am unwilling to stand by until deaths occur near our hospital or parks due to unsafe speeds or due to the lack of enforcement.
Speed Limits in a municipality are set by City Ordinance in concert with the Texas Department of Transportation. With the construction of Walmart and McCoys the stretch of US 181 from CR 130 to CMMC will, if not already, be within the city limits. Furthermore passing ordinances that establish safe traveling speed limits within the city limits does not cost the taxpayers of the City of Floresville.
We, as the City Council together with it’s citizens, are working on many issues that will affect the long term growth of the City of Floresville – water, sewer, streets, and public safety not to mention financial accountability. Although much has already been accomplished there is much yet to do. As always, my door is open and I am available at any time to all the citizens of this great community. Your comments, suggestions and assistance in moving our City forward are greatly appreciated.
Oh Mr. City Councilman Miller, I wish you lived in Floresville so you could see what happens at night in Floresville (especially on weekends). Its not the STATE OF TEXAS ... Read More
Oh Mr. City Councilman Miller, I wish you lived in Floresville so you could see what happens at night in Floresville (especially on weekends). Its not the STATE OF TEXAS or TXDOT, it Floresville. While the police officers have to sit in ROPERS and guess what goes on in Floresville? LOL Its not speeding? do you need more hints???
Thank you for your support Untrue Resident, BSP, Be Careful. Yesterday I saw a Floresville police officer (not in uniform but in civilian cloth)in his car went to visit his ... Read More
Thank you for your support Untrue Resident, BSP, Be Careful. Yesterday I saw a Floresville police officer (not in uniform but in civilian cloth)in his car went to visit his other police officer buddy house and talk about how drunk they got Saturday night. LOL Where are the supervisors at? Is this misuse of taxpayers money. Oh but the city council wants to change the speed limit in Floresville. What the city council needs to do is clean the city's back yard. take all these cars and park them in the city yard. Start dispatching these car as needed on the streets and know where the city equipment is at any given time. Desk Sergeant should be accounted for all these cars and officers as they prepare for duty. This is a small city and no control. Thank you Tomas Robles
Finders, what Calendar do you use that police officers die every 53 hours? I guess math or fact-checking are not your strong suit. If you can't present factual data than ... Read More
Finders, what Calendar do you use that police officers die every 53 hours? I guess math or fact-checking are not your strong suit. If you can't present factual data than all that you say is counted as false.
In 2012, according to preliminary statistics released by the FBI, 47 law enforcement officers were feloniously killed in the line of duty. The total number of officers killed is 25 fewer than the 72 officers who died in 2011. By region, 22 officers were killed as a result of criminal acts that occurred in the South, eight officers in the West, six officers in the Northeast, five officers died due to incidents in the Midwest, and six officers were killed in the U.S. territories of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
An additional 45 officers were accidentally killed in the line of duty in 2012. This total represents eight fewer officers who died in accidents when compared with the 53 officers who were accidentally killed during the same time period in 2011. By region, 27 officers died due to accidents in the South, eight in the Northeast, seven in the West, and three in the Midwest.
Of the officers who died as a result of accidents, 22 died due to automobile accidents, 10 were struck by vehicles, and six officers were in motorcycle accidents. Three of the officers were killed due to aircraft accidents, two in accidental shootings, one from a fall, and one officer died as a result of an ATV accident.
Muppethead, would you take off the puppet and live in the real world. Statistically, a police has a safe job. If you study the statistics, you would realize farmers and ... Read More
Muppethead, would you take off the puppet and live in the real world. Statistically, a police has a safe job. If you study the statistics, you would realize farmers and ranchers have a at work death rate twice that of policeman. I would pick being “a policemen” over a farmer because I can’t work that hard. These numbers are based on death in the work place not health related disease related to obesity from too many donuts and elevated cholesterol. If you are really interested, go to Google and look up Infographic: The 10 Most Dangerous Jobs in America. More data for you: fishermen, loggers, aircraft pilots, roofers, mining machine operators, garage collectors, truck drivers, and industrial machine operators have greater death rates than police officers.
You want to know the difference between a policeman and military member, he/she can quit when the going gets tough. For policeman, someone shoots at you and you can walk away. As a military member, sometimes only your supervisors can make that call and if you don’t stay you can be court martialed. How many police have their limbs blown off? Look at the condition of the local police and tell me, how they are physical able to resemble military members? How many days away from the house is a policeman? A military member is lucky to get his/her chance to kiss their spouse every day for a couple of weeks at a time. They are deploying for a year ever 18 months and training in between the deplyments. Some folks were deployed for over a year. How long does a Navy ship deploy for? Sometimes years. I guess if you don’t mind kissing your spouse every 1-2 years then police kissing their spouse every day is the same every year or two. Nothing against police but it is an insult to compare policeman risk and sacrifices versus a military member. Post something in poor taste as police officer, get fired; military member possible jail time. Break someone’s arm in a bar; you can’t run for Wilson County Commissioner. Military.. GO TO JAIL!!
I wish you would focus on the good police do which is respond after an incident occurs or give tickets to change behavior. Policemen have a respectable and necessary job, but comparing two complete different job responsibilities and mission is asinine. Military members sign to put their life on their line following the orders of those above them. Military members get paid for what they do. Policeman get paid for what they do. Teachers get paid for what they do. All these jobs are paid for by taxpayers. So, like I heard many times before do the job you love and you will make more money than those who don’t.
Okay Mr. Robles, since you like throwing around your military, infantry experience...did you never converse with your fellow troops about a mission or tactic or share information ... Read More
Okay Mr. Robles, since you like throwing around your military, infantry experience...did you never converse with your fellow troops about a mission or tactic or share information about a certain order. You speak about our law enforcement like they are trash. Mr. Robles, let me enlighten you, do you know that there is a police officer killed in the USA every 53 hours. Did you know 112 died last year alone and most of them were due to traffic accidents that they did not cause. These officers, like you, chose to do this job. Unlike you, they do not throw it in people's faces like it is some special recognition that they should be worshiped because they serve their community as a protector. Yes, you are right PROTECT AND SERVE, not kiss you @$$!
And if they are sitting at ropers, not 1, not 2, but 3... did you ever think that maybe there was a disturbance at Ropers they were responding to? Maybe there was a wrong way driver and they were trying to spot them? Maybe they got some information about a drug deal, dealers or maybe some human trafficing coming through and they are sharing information. DON'T CLAIM TO UNDERSTAND THEIR JOB WHEN IT IS VERY OBVIOUS THAT YOU DO NOT.
I guess we can cry the same cry about military that their job is in the hospital or in an office, why must they converge in areas together? Are they of that importance that they get the same benefits and recognition that the front line guys get? You know your military act is pretty old already.
Aren't you the one that tried to run for mayor? Maybe you should call the PD or WCSO and ask for a ride along, then maybe you would understand. Talk to these officers before passing judgement on them or the office in which they work for. I guess you are one of those that thinks they don't deserve a lunch break either because they all eat together, I think the military calls it chow? Same concept, honor, pride, different attitude. They don't demand the recognition, but they sure do appreciate it when it is given to them.
Please tell me who you are and don't hide. I can relate better by names instead of using Sam Eagle the Muppet land. Sounds pretty childish. Yes, I'm very proud that I served ... Read More
Please tell me who you are and don't hide. I can relate better by names instead of using Sam Eagle the Muppet land. Sounds pretty childish. Yes, I'm very proud that I served my country 21 years as an infantryman with pride and honor and not once I whined about serving my country. Yes, Mr.Sam Eagle, there was time that we lost soldiers in combat and wondered if I was ever going to see my Mother and family BUT! this was something that I choose to do for my COUNTRY. Sam Eagle Muppet Land, it's not about put on a badge and a gun, kissed your wife and kids goodbye knowing it could be your last time, got into a patrol vehicle and took whatever the shift threw at you? If not, have you at least spent time with an officer on his/her shift? It's about PROTECT AND SERVE? RIGHT? Mr. Sam Eagle, I do really understand and appreciate what they do and not only them but FD, EMS do for this city. What I'm getting at is changing the speed is not going to change peoples way of driving. For example there is a law about texting and people still do it. How many police officers would it take to catch all of these people texting? This is what I'm getting at. First things first. Sidewalks, ramps for handicaps, and help the elderly. Did you know that there should be a lot more patrolling in the city of Floresville and not in the parking lot of ROPERS. These officers will seat in ROPERS parking lot for hours. Is this what your talking about Mr. Sam Eagle? Not 1, Not 2, BUT 3 officers in uniform and patrol or squat car. Is this misuse of taxpayer's money? Do I need a badge and a gun to do this? See we need to clean up our back yard first. Tomas Robles, Have a nice day and God Bless, I need a cup of coffee wanta join I'm buying.
Hey, Tomas Robles, have you ever been in law enforcement? I know you throw your military experience around, but have you ever put on a badge and a gun, kissed your wife and ... Read More
Hey, Tomas Robles, have you ever been in law enforcement? I know you throw your military experience around, but have you ever put on a badge and a gun, kissed your wife and kids goodbye knowing it could be your last time, got into a patrol vehicle and took whatever the shift threw at you? If not, have you at least spent time with an officer on his/her shift? I'm sure you could do a ride-along and see what these officers really go through during a day or a night on the streets of Floresville.
Many departments have their officers who live nearby take vehicles home in case an incident happens when he/she is not working. It's much easier and quicker to be able to leave home in a patrol car and head to a mass casualty situation, fire, crash, shooting, etc., in a patrol car than in a personal vehicle.
Next you'll be wanting them to leave their service weapons in the police station ...
But back to the subject at hand -- traffic. Most people in South Texas are horrible drivers. For one reason or another, the DMV likes giving out driver licenses like candy to people who are too dumb to tie their own shoes without getting frustrated. You and I share the road with these mental midgets every single day. And despite how well they are enforced, all drivers must abide by the same laws -- regardless of surname or skin tone.
So if the Floresville Police Department wants to pull over more speeders, get more drunks out from behind the wheel, crack down on outlaw truckers, or keep people from driving 20 mph in a 50 mph zone with a parade of cars trailing behind them GOOD! I'm sure a lot of other motorists would agree, and would welcome the chance for the city to become more driver friendly.
Perhaps the location of the soccer fields should be questioned.... I see cars parking on the state right of way during games and practices. They should not be allowed to ... Read More
Perhaps the location of the soccer fields should be questioned.... I see cars parking on the state right of way during games and practices. They should not be allowed to park there according to state statute. Ask the maverick restaurant, state made them stop the practice years ago by placing signs there.Kids running around across the highway, between cars.. maybe the association should hire security during games to direct traffic....
Tyra I did not know you were smarting than TXDOT. I am sure there is someone out there that thinks the speed limit should be 45 by the hospital. Let's start voting on speed ... Read More
Tyra I did not know you were smarting than TXDOT. I am sure there is someone out there that thinks the speed limit should be 45 by the hospital. Let's start voting on speed limits. How many accidents have happened by the hospital?
I think we should hire a 1000 policeman so they can just watch for speeders. Obviously, 100's of people are dying in Floresville from car accidents.
Living life is about risk. No matter what the speed limit is or how many policeman you have; accidents will happen. We see it all the time in 4 way stops in 25 mph subdivisions. Let's let the professional handle this and drop the emotional ploy that is not factual or worthy of debate. TXDOT does studies and knows what a safe speed limit. They don't need under educated (don't know anything about safe speed limits) enforcing ridiculous standards.
Mr./Ms. Tyra, if you don't know the duties of a police officer then you need to go and check and get smart on it. A police officer has a lot of duties and that is part of ... Read More
Mr./Ms. Tyra, if you don't know the duties of a police officer then you need to go and check and get smart on it. A police officer has a lot of duties and that is part of his duties. Why not put some of our common sense to work and start with safety first. Our children/kids and the elderly and the handicap, in my option comes first. Speeding and speed limit is something that we need to work on later. Your right about police can't be everywhere but they know where they need to keep an eye for speeder. I have not yet seen Floresville Police Officer checking for speed. I do know that they can take their patrol cars home. Why can they take their patrol cars home? Maybe that's something that the city council should be checking into??? Let's use some common sense and stop wasting taxpayers money on something that has very little priority. Is it a POWER TRIP or what???? Tom Robles
Mr. Miller is right to question the speed limits! The PD can't be every! 30mph is too fast down a neighborhood road, not to mention people think, well I go 10 over on the ... Read More
Mr. Miller is right to question the speed limits! The PD can't be every! 30mph is too fast down a neighborhood road, not to mention people think, well I go 10 over on the highway, so why not on a neighborhood road. People are going 40/50mph down these roads. It is ridiculous! What will it take a child getting killed? Like the one is San Antonio? The entrance to River Park IS dangerous, it needs to be lowered to 55. Remember when you have an accident, it is both speeds together. Those trucks/cars ARE driving entirely too fast. It needs to be lowered. The one by the hospital same thing, lowered. Maybe the 55mph sign needs to be moved to where Wal-Mart is and that way people know from the light it is 55mph. Then it goes down to 40mph at the Valero and all the way through 10th street until past the post office entrance, then back to 55mph and out of the county back to 70mph. The city limits needs to be lowered tremendously!! The city park, could be lowered to around 55mph putting the sign by Promise Land Dairy to 55mph, then 40mph by the Pecan Park and through. that way it is 40mph all on 10th street within the city limits. Don't ask why? We do not need people getting killed, we loose enough people to accidents. Police officers cannot be everywhere all the time, they are also responding to disturbances, attempted suicides, drugs, and other police work. Not to mention we only have so many DPS troopers in our area. Why can't we be proactive and fix this ourselves?? Thank you Mr. Miller for taking this on!
Xavier bernal San Antonio, Tx May 16, 2013 12:01pm
That's a good one Tom, lol. Don't understand why kids are walking home when there is good reliable buses that can take them home. Anyways maybe the school can look at ... Read More
That's a good one Tom, lol. Don't understand why kids are walking home when there is good reliable buses that can take them home. Anyways maybe the school can look at this problem as well and have the kids walk thru the old parking lot till they get to the cross walks on Standish and 181. Don't let students walk down Hwy 97. Maybe a crosswalk with lights to cross the road there as well.
Let's take for example going to Stockdale on Hwy 97, by the high school we need sidewalks we don't need children or kids going to school walking on the highway 97. Now ... Read More
Let's take for example going to Stockdale on Hwy 97, by the high school we need sidewalks we don't need children or kids going to school walking on the highway 97. Now the speed limit sign that Mr. Miller is talking about is going out of Floresville. Going out you have to start increasing your speed eventually. Not coming into Floresville I don't see anything wrong with it. People in general are going to speed no matter what the speed limit is. Ask Mayor Garza? Why did she get stopped by the Floresville Police on a 30 MPH speed limit in Floresville City limits? LOL I wonder why??? These are the things that I'm talking about. TDOT is responsible for sidewalks in certain areas just like the speed limit that Mr. Miller is trying to take action against TDOT. Thank you Tom Robles, please feel free to call me anytime to discuss issues. God Bless
Tom, you are right about Miller. This is Mr. Miller's great new need for the City. “The current speed limits in the city are unacceptable,” Speed Limits? Really? Sounds ... Read More
Tom, you are right about Miller. This is Mr. Miller's great new need for the City. “The current speed limits in the city are unacceptable,” Speed Limits? Really? Sounds like revenue for the police. I think power has finally overcome Mr. Miller.
What is wrong with 70 mph near the entrance to a hospital? It is not even an four way intersection. Have there been any accidents there?
How is the citizenry in danger at the entrance to the River Park? Cars are dangerous. Maybe we should outlaw them.
Maybe there is a reason TXDOT has not changed anything. TXDOT actually has a procedure to determine speed limits. Mr. Miller thinks he is above the law and smartest man in the room, "I am not going to sit here.." Well, Mr. Miller maybe you should sit down and relax and stop being a bully. That kind of attitude does not suit your constituents.
Xavier bernal San Antonio, Tx May 16, 2013 10:52am
Tom, I usually agree with you, but I believe the council is under serious budget constraints due to the mess the former Mayor, a current council member, old council members ... Read More
Tom, I usually agree with you, but I believe the council is under serious budget constraints due to the mess the former Mayor, a current council member, old council members and the city manager left them with. Its cheaper to put up new signs right now then building sidewalks. The city has way bigger fish to fry right now with infrastructure and the waste water plant due to the growth in the city. Taxes may have to be raised to get back on track and many will blame the current administration, when they should be blaming Tejeda and Joslin for putting us in this mess.
I disagree with Mr. Miller on speed limits in Floresville that's why the school zones have a different speed signals. The things that he and the rest of the City Councilman/woman ... Read More
I disagree with Mr. Miller on speed limits in Floresville that's why the school zones have a different speed signals. The things that he and the rest of the City Councilman/woman should be concern is sidewalks where they need to be addressed and more Handicap ramps for the elder and some of the wounded warriors that would like to come and visit the Metropolitan of Floresville. Look around City Councilman/woman we need some serious work for the HANDICAP. Let's get the city police to working and start doing what they get pay to do. Have a nice day Tom Robles