Quote of the Day - I always say shopping is cheaper than a psychiatrist.
The City of San Marcos already has a Wal-Mart, and residents there were concerned with an attempt by the company to build another one. Residents got a referendum on the ballot, and Wal-Mart tried unsuccessfully to stop it. So it campaigned, and spent money to get voters to approve the store. Local residents tried hard to keep Wal-Mart to one store in town.
Residents voted, and San Marcos still only has one Wal-Mart. In the course of the election campaign and litigation battles, Wal-Mart lost steadily. The proponents of the referendum, however, wanted more.
They wanted their attorneys fees and costs back, so they asked the Court. Just yesterday, the Court said yes and granted those fees and costs to the residents who kept Wal-Mart out of town.
Now, the property will be developed for homes, and they can still shop at the (only) Wal-mart in San Marcos.