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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Connect the dots, people.

I have waited all day for someone to point out how unethical the Globe-News can be by not fully disclosing information. In today's editorial, the fifth-rate media outlet takes the city of Amarillo to task to failing to replace lights at the Interstate 27-Interstate 40 interchange.

The editorial fails to make clear that the city has a Memorandum of Understanding with the Texas Department of Transportation in which the city maintains the lights within the city. And, further, the city has a contract with Xcel Energy for the privately owned utility to carry out that work. And, that utility has also garnered extensive profits from the downtown development and will continue to suckle at the Amarillotaxpayer teat when — it’s a foregone conclusion, folks — the company’s new building gets favorable treatment from the TIRZ and AEDC.

Connect the dots, people.

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