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Texas Property Tax records sent to ISI’s address (keeptexasmoving)

As you can see, ISI has hundreds of acres in Blanco county.  Could someone find out if these properties are on any Trans-Texas Corridor boundary?
TX Blanco CAD Detail

CAD ID Code
016
Account Number
R12067
Name and Address line 1
JOHNSON KAREN ALEXANDER
Name and Address line 2
1122 COLORADO STREET
Name and Address line 3
STE #300
Name and Address line 4
City
AUSTIN
State
TX
ZIP Code
78701
Percent Ownership
1000000
Fiduciary Indicator
N
Owner ID
24886

Parcel Address and Legal Description

Account Number
R12067
Parcel Address
4875 FM 473,
Legal Description
A0502 SURVEY 3 E RAINWATER, ACRES 146.62
Previous Years CAD Market Value
00000000000
Most Recent Sales Price
00000458846
Date of Sale
33260001
New Property
Y
Verified Sale by CAD
Y

TX Blanco CAD Detail

CAD ID Code
016
Account Number
R12778
Name and Address line 1
INFRASTRUCTURE SOLUTIONS, INC
Name and Address line 2
1122 COLORADO STREET STE 300
Name and Address line 3
Name and Address line 4
City
AUSTIN, TX 78701
State
ZIP Code
Percent Ownership
1000000
Fiduciary Indicator
N
Owner ID
24430

Parcel Address and Legal Description

Account Number
R12778
Parcel Address
,
Legal Description
A0231 SURVEY 149 W E GLENN, TRACT 7 (ESTATE), ACRES 146.82
Previous Years CAD Market Value
00000000000
Most Recent Sales Price
00003400000
Date of Sale
29660001
New Property
Y
Verified Sale by CAD
Y

TX Blanco CAD Detail

CAD ID Code
016
Account Number
R12779
Name and Address line 1
INFRASTRUCTURE SOLUTIONS, INC
Name and Address line 2
1122 COLORADO STREET STE 300
Name and Address line 3
Name and Address line 4
City
AUSTIN, TX 78701
State
ZIP Code
Percent Ownership
1000000
Fiduciary Indicator
N
Owner ID
24430

Parcel Address and Legal Description

Account Number
R12779
Parcel Address
,
Legal Description
A1489 SURVEY 112 HERMAN WUEST, TRACT 7 (ESTATE), ACRES 393.62
Previous Years CAD Market Value
00000000000
Most Recent Sales Price
00003400000
Date of Sale
29660001
New Property
Y
Verified Sale by CAD
Y

TX Blanco CAD Detail

CAD ID Code
016
Account Number
R12780
Name and Address line 1
INFRASTRUCTURE SOLUTIONS, INC
Name and Address line 2
1122 COLORADO STREET STE 300
Name and Address line 3
Name and Address line 4
City
AUSTIN, TX 78701
State
ZIP Code
Percent Ownership
1000000
Fiduciary Indicator
N
Owner ID
24430

Parcel Address and Legal Description

Account Number
R12780
Parcel Address
,
Legal Description
A1407 SURVEY 72 D D BARKER, TRACT 7 (ESTATE), ACRES 223.93
Previous Years CAD Market Value
00000000000
Most Recent Sales Price
00003400000
Date of Sale
29660001
New Property
Y
Verified Sale by CAD
Y

TX Blanco CAD Detail

CAD ID Code
016
Account Number
R14754
Name and Address line 1
INFRASTRUCTURE SOLUTIONS, INC
Name and Address line 2
1122 COLORADO STREET STE 300
Name and Address line 3
Name and Address line 4
City
AUSTIN, TX 78701
State
ZIP Code
Percent Ownership
1000000
Fiduciary Indicator
N
Owner ID
24430

Parcel Address and Legal Description

Account Number
R14754
Parcel Address
3386 OLD KENDALIA RD,
Legal Description
A0592 SURVEY 713 JAMES M. TORREY, ACRES 42.94
Previous Years CAD Market Value
00000000000
Most Recent Sales Price
00003400000
Date of Sale
29660001
New Property
Y
Verified Sale by CAD
Y

TX Blanco CAD Detail

CAD ID Code
016
Account Number
R14755
Name and Address line 1
INFRASTRUCTURE SOLUTIONS, INC
Name and Address line 2
1122 COLORADO STREET STE 300
Name and Address line 3
Name and Address line 4
City
AUSTIN, TX 78701
State
ZIP Code
Percent Ownership
1000000
Fiduciary Indicator
N
Owner ID
24430

Parcel Address and Legal Description

Account Number
R14755
Parcel Address
KN RD,
Legal Description
A0414 SURVEY 145 MIGUEL MATA, ACRES 84.11
Previous Years CAD Market Value
00000000000
Most Recent Sales Price
00003400000
Date of Sale
29660001
New Property
Y
Verified Sale by CAD
Y

TX Travis CAD Detail

CAD ID Code
227
Account Number
000000519468-000000517002
Name and Address line 1
INFRASTRUCTURE SOLUTIONS INC
Name and Address line 2
1122 COLORADO ST STE 300
Name and Address line 3
Name and Address line 4
City
AUSTIN
State
TX
ZIP Code
78701-2132
Percent Ownership
1000000
Fiduciary Indicator
N
Owner ID
517002

Parcel Address and Legal Description

Account Number
000000519468-000000517002
Parcel Address
1122 COLORADO ST , TX 78701
Legal Description
PERSONAL PROPERTY COMMERCIAL INFRASTRUCTURE SOLUTIONS INC
Previous Years CAD Market Value
00000026517
Most Recent Sales Price
00000000000
Date of Sale
New Property
N
Verified Sale by CAD
N

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Brief history of TxDOT’s website keeptexasmoving, or How TxDOT funnels money to the toll road construction lobbyists.

As early as October 26,2001 and as late as August 3, 2003, the phrase “Keep Texas Moving” and the web site keeptexasmoving.com were used and copyrighted by Safe Roads Coalition, 1122 Colorado Street, Suite 305 – Austin, Texas 78701 — Lawrence Olsen, Treasure and used for “Political Advertising” to promote propositions 2 and 15. (Remember that address)

keeptexasmoving.com screenshot 2002

At that time, the domain name redirected to Infrastructure Solutions, Inc. (ISI) who served as the webmaster. ISI’s address is/was:

Infrastructure Solutions, Inc. – Austin, Texas
1122 Colorado Street, Suite 300
Austin, Texas 78701
512/478-4584

ISI’s president, Karen Johnson was/is business partners with Katherine Armstrong. (Armstrong owns the Texas ranch were VP Cheney shot Harry Whittington in the face.) Johnson was on Bush’s transition team.

On ISI’s web page, Johnson’s bio stated:

From 1987 to 1999, Johnson served as director of public affairs for the Texas Good Roads/Transportation Association and served as that statewide group’s primary lobbyist.

Also, during 2001-2003, ISI reported their clients as:
Aetna
American Society of Anestesiologists (ISI’s spelling)
Associated General Contractors of Texas
Associated General Contractors of America
City of Laredo, Texas
Keep Texas Moving (Safe Roads Coalition)
Lockheed Martin IMS
Lower Valley Water Authority
Northrop Grumman
S&B Infrastructure, Ltd

How TxDOT got the money to the lobbyist via TxDOT’s construction contractors:

TxDOT has something called a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program and the Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Program.
Ostensibly, it’s affirmative action for minority and female owned businesses that want to do business with TxDOT. TxDOT Roadlines1-3

Here is a example of a DBE from TxDOT Roadlines 2-1 June 1999, “DBE Graduate — J.L. Steel, Inc.” :

In mid-1989, J.L. Steel, Inc. started as a firm that subcontracted the placement of reinforcing steel in the heavy-highway industry, quickly making an impact in this market. The owners of J.L. Steel are Oscar Trevino and Mike LaPointe.

J.L. Steel actively participated in the DBE program. After its graduation from the program in 1997, J.L. Steel has continued to be active as a prime contractor.

Oscar received his Civil Engineering degree from Texas A&M University in 1978. He is a registered Professional Engineer and, upon graduation from college, worked for H.B. Zachry Company until the time J.L. Steel, Inc. was started…

Through the Associated General Contractors and similar industry-based organizations, J.L. Steel, Inc. has worked with other general contractors toward advancing the construction industry by concentrating on similar problems and common roadblocks encountered…

J.L. Steel, Inc. continues the placement of reinforcing steel and also performs concrete paving and other work as both a subcontractor and prime contractor in the heavy-highway industry. J.L. Steel, Inc. has 170 employees and performs in excess of $25 million worth of work annually

Those fellows really sound disadvantaged, but don’t worry. If you look at the newsletters, you’ll see that all you have to do is own a truck and then you can become a DBE “Hauler” and for some reason there are dozens and dozens from Uvalde.

Now, TxDOT also has a program called ” Technical Assistance Program (TAP).” Wherein “DBEs receive technical assistance and training in the critical areas of managing a business, but they also receive this assistance and training FREE of charge.”

FREE for the DBEs and HUBs that is, TxDOT and the Feds foot the bill. Basically, TxDOT gives each DBE, HUB, or “Hauler” $2500 (now it’s $5000) a year to give to any TAP provider for “assisstance.” In TxDOT’s 2002 newsleter TxDOT Roadlines4-10 , one TAP provider listed is (pictured right):Norma Garza in TxDOT’s Roadlines July 2002

Norma Garza, Garza Communications 1122 Colorado Street, Suite 305, Austin, Texas 78701. Our telephone number is (512) 477-1668, (512) 478-0811 fax, E-mail: ng@airmail.net

That’s the same address the Safe Roads Coalition lobby was using while they were still using it.

Safe Roads Coalition is just another name for the Texas Good Roads/Transportation Association.  Their current address and phone are:
1122 Colorado, Suite 305 Austin, TX 78701
Office: 512/478-9351 Fax: 512/478-0811

That’s the same fax number that Garza used.

In the newsletter, Garza’s business profile says:

… Additionally, we consult with the DBE/HUB to provide a marketing strategy for increasing their visibility to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and other markets. This training has made it capable for DBE’s and HUB’s to better promote their products and/or services to TxDOT and other companies for contracting opportunities.

So, here’s how it worked:

TxDOT gave each DBE, HUB, and Hauler $2500-$5000 and they in turn gave it to a TAP for “assistance.”

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