Cibolo residents continue fight to keep Walmart out

Dozens attend Thursday night city council meeting

Author: Bill Barajas, Reporter, bbarajas@ksat.com
Published On: Aug 22 2013 10:48:35 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 23 2013 04:13:54 AM CDT
CIBOLO, Texas -

The citizens of Cibolo rallied together at Thursday night's city council movie to try and stop the proposed building of a Walmart.

The proposed location of the store is on the intersection of Cibolo Road and Borgfield, a location many community members aren’t OK with.

“I think Walmart is accused of bringing crime to an area or too much traffic,” said Ryan Slaughter. “These are definitely concerns that play into the safety of the school and really the sense of the community.”

While Slaughter and others were the majority, some felt the community needed it

“We have to have come business in here, this city can’t sustain off of building homes we have to have some kind of sales tax coming in,” said Joel Hicks

Slaughter, whose daughter will attend the elementary school in front of the proposed Walmart also asked the city council to enact an ordinance.

“The State of Texas will allow communities like ours a buffer zone between alcohol sales and protected locations like churches, schools and hospitals,” said Slaughter.