Friday update: I made a few calls yesterday, and no one wants to talk about this. Or, as one person put it, "Everyone’s acting like Sgt. Schultz." Which, for the younger members of the group, means they're saying, "I know nothing." I'll keep poking around, but since no one wants to talk about this, my guess is there is a good reason: The towing companies are very well connected.
Thursday post: Note to Mayor Park Cities and the rest of the city council: Lone Star Auto, which made headlines last week when it towed cars belonging to Texas-OU fans, has been doing this sort of thing for a long time. In fact, it has even been on TV before.
Lone Star’s “renegade-ness” is not news. City Hall has been trying -– and failing -– to make the company behave for almost two years. You can go here. Or here. Or even here. So, Mayor Leppert, if you’re going to make this one stick, you’ll have to do more than play to the cameras.
Because, you know what this Lone Star business is? A typical example of how the city can’t regulate businesses that it’s supposed to regulate.