• I sincerely hope that any future camera controlled intersections work better than Navarro/Colorado. If you are on Navarro, it's great because the light is almost always green. If, however, you are eastbound on Colorado and wish to turn left to travel north on Navarro, you pretty much have to wait until someone shows up in the right lane to either turn south or continue east to trigger the light. I have seen many people -- I admit doing it myself -- wait for a break in the Navarro traffic and turn left on the red light. This is unacceptable. I have called the city about the problem, but it still exists. I have pretty much given up and now take an alternate route because of the light situation at Navarro/Colorado.

    The lights at Sam Houston/Mockingbird are almost as bad. Sam Houston lights stay green when there is no traffic and Mockingbird traffic sits while the controller finally makes up its mind to let those people go. The concept is good, but the execution leaves a LOT to be desired.

    July 4, 2010 at 4:15 p.m.
  • Not sure who is actually answering these questions, but if the answer to the one about who is responsible for mowing between sidewalks and curbs is correct, why do I see city crews mowing and edging them all over town? Who actually "owns" the space between the sidewalks and curbs. My understanding is that in residential areas, the city owns the property from one foot on the home side of the sidewalk through the sidewalk, the space between the sidewalk and curb, and the curbing, street, etc. Is that not correct. Of course this was told to me by a city employee in the Public Works Department in relation to a question about a privacy fence. IF the city does, in fact, own this property, why is the city not required to maintain it? Maybe they only claim to own it so they can paint graffiti all over it? lol

    July 4, 2010 at 2:44 p.m.