SA Express staff writer Alex Stuckey writes this morning, Monday May 7, on the front page, "In just 80 years, with sea levels expected to be nearly 2 2½ feet higher than today, a storm similar to Hurricane Ike would cause catastrophic damage with a head-on hit to Galveston Bay, bringing an extra 10 feet of water or more into the area at landfall according to new research". Apparently, Stuckey is a climate change believer who quotes a report by Texas A&M Corpus Christi's Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies but never mentions any opposition points of view.
The Harte Research Institute that receives some public money, but favors pro-climate change policies. The picture used by the SA Express is also very interesting depicting Galveston 1900 memorial.
SA Express-News staff writer Jasper Scherer also writes this morning, a glowing positive report about the South Side Siclovia event on Sunday, May 6, that celebrated the Mission Trails and the city's 300th anniversary with cyclists, joggers, and roller-bladers. The event, similar to the annual event on Broadway, is another pro-earth, environmentally friendly public relations effort by the city to "get people out of their cars". However, citizens should support mobility and transportation freedom, and oppose toll roads, street cars, and restricting driving lanes that allow the government to control your mobility and transportation freedom...and by definition, control where you live.
SA Express-News opinion columnist Elaine Ayala wrote this morning about another city 300th anniversary event, the "Day of Reflection", held last Tuesday, May 1 at San Fernando Cathedral which involved several local church leaders. Ayala mentions the many faith groups that attended and they "planted the seeds of interreligious respect and cooperation" in San Antonio. However, it is ironic the Ayala ignores how traditional, family-values religious opinions are vilified in today's city. It is also ironic (and amusing) how San Antonio has been called a "welcoming city"by some of these same city and religious leaders on the same week when the national GOP convention was disinvited, and when state senator Jose Menedez (and Bexar County commissioner Tommy Calvert repeated) said Republicans might be poisoned by Hispanic union workers if they came to city.