Lakewayers Never Cease to Amaze

RECEIVED Tue., Oct. 24, 2006

Dear Editor,
    The Lakewayers never cease to amaze me! When we first moved here, they thought it was OK to put an experimental wastewater project next to a school and let it spray unfiltered wastewater on the children at Lakeway Elementary. Then they fought “porcelain veneered” tooth and “French tip” nail to stop a lowly Wal-Mart. No low-class big box in my neighborhood was the cry. Next the holy roller elements erected the 150-foot-tall “holy” cross cell phone tower at Emmaus Catholic Church. Direct and clear reception with the big cell phone user in the sky! And chump-change revenue for the church. After that they were mad that a floating restaurant was playing their music too loud when they built their homes up to 25 years after the restaurant first opened. They tried to bully the owners and now have annexed the place into Lakeway. Then recently they allowed the law that stopped the lowly Wal-Mart to be modified to build a 560,000-square-foot retirement complex because so many of them want to live out their last moments in Lakeway. They wanted their own special big box before the pine box.
    This last one really is ironic. Lakeway, as the name evokes, is on the lake, thus the lake lifestyle – marinas, floating restaurants, wave runners, etc. But the Lakewayers don’t want anyone that is not one of them or, better yet, not one of the ones who live on their Lakeway street to drive down their Lakeway streets to get to the proposed new marina in Graveyard Point, which is not in Lakeway. Presently, they are fighting the proposed marina coming up with all sorts of ridiculous and basically snobby reasons why it shouldn’t be built on the lake. They don’t call it Snakeway – Fakeway for nothing!
Chris Wilson
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