Walmart_open_house
And now we wait… until mid-December to learn Judge Orlinda Naranjo’s decision on the two and one-half day RG4N trial that concluded today. The Austin Chronicle’s Lee Nichols, a writer who lives in Crestview, sat through the entire trial. You can read the highlights in his blog on the trial. We should all be appreciative of getting the digest version. Judging from his account, it was long and mostly boring. Thursday’s Austin Chronicle also included an article about the Northcross project by Michael King, "Point Austin: Whose City Is It? Northcross Wal-Mart
fight about a lot more than a site plan
." There are two points the article makes: one is don’t diss The Austin Chronicle in court – they’ll
write about it, and two, if Lincoln, the City, and Wal-Mart win and a Supercenter goes in at Northcross it will be remembered as a victory for the big monied out-of-towners.

You will find the Austin American-Statesman’s wrap-up of the trial in the following article: "Trial ends in Wal-Mart case: Judge expects to rule in
mid-December
," by Sarah Coppola.