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#6283822 - 05/02/16 03:01 PM $261M allotted for state parks from Austin to Big Bend
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AUSTIN (KXAN) — From your neighborhood park to the desolate beauty of Big Bend, Texas, parks will soon pump $261 million into repairs, upgrades and improvements. Monday at the State Capitol the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will detail their plans.

Next month, Ashley and Chris Stafford will go on their Alaskan honeymoon. They take advantage of this weather at Roy Guerrero Park to practice on their new Nikon.

“Since we both work right downtown. It’s nice to get out and away from that for a little while,” said Stafford.

Parks all across the state stand to receive a major influx of cash. More than $193 million to state parks like McKinney Falls – where years of flooding damaged buildings. More than $26 million in grants will soon be available for city and county parks.

It all comes from the sporting goods sales tax Texans pay when they buy outdoor equipment. For years, lawmakers sat on that money to balance their books.But last session they decided the money should go to its dedicated purpose.

more:
http://kxan.com/2016/05/01/lawmakers-to-hear-plans-for-historic-levels-of-park-money/
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#6283838 - 05/02/16 03:11 PM Re: $261M allotted for state parks from Austin to Big Bend [Re: jeh7mmmag]
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About dang time. Texas' own SS slush fund.
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#6283847 - 05/02/16 03:17 PM Re: $261M allotted for state parks from Austin to Big Bend [Re: jeh7mmmag]
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Yep, They balanced the budget with our funds for many years. Wonder how much this has cost outdoors activity in lost money and interest in the last 11 years.. bang
But now they are here to take credit for fixing the problems they caused. muyloco lol444
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#6283998 - 05/02/16 04:49 PM Re: $261M allotted for state parks from Austin to Big Bend [Re: jeh7mmmag]
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Originally Posted By: jeh7mmmag
Yep, They balanced the budget with our funds for many years. Wonder how much this has cost outdoors activity in lost money and interest in the last 11 years.. bang
But now they are here to take credit for fixing the problems they caused. muyloco lol444


To much, that's for sure.

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#6285387 - 05/03/16 04:35 PM Re: $261M allotted for state parks from Austin to Big Bend [Re: jeh7mmmag]
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It's about time. For years, outdoorsmen were effectively double taxed with nothing to show for it. I guess better late than never.
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#6285918 - 05/03/16 09:22 PM Re: $261M allotted for state parks from Austin to Big Bend [Re: jeh7mmmag]
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With government spending that is 6 benches and a water fountain.
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#6294320 - 05/10/16 07:42 PM Re: $261M allotted for state parks from Austin to Big Bend [Re: TXHOGSLAYER]
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Originally Posted By: TXHOGSLAYER
With government spending that is 6 benches and a water fountain.


Only if they get a discount banana2
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#6359481 - 07/05/16 09:51 PM Re: $261M allotted for state parks from Austin to Big Bend [Re: jeh7mmmag]
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Plus 12 caged vending machine that dont work and 12 acres of additional public land
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