There were a lot of naysayers when this race and this track were announced. A lot of folks who said that there was no way Bernie Ecclestone could pull this off. Well…they were wrong.
I thought for sure the City of Austin would find a way to screw this up. The Circuit of the Americas is going to bring a lot of money, development, and attention to our city. And jobs, too. Not just on F1 day, but every weekend.
Which means a look back at an exceptionally interesting year in politics here in Texas — a year where Texans suffered economically, but nowhere near to the extent that most of the nation suffered.