Should the San Marcos River adopt a W.O.R.D.?
Last month, Senator Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo, filed legislation that would allow the creation of a Water-Oriented Recreational District, or WORD for a two-mile stretch of the San Marcos River south of town. Zaffirini argues that the WORD, governed by a seven person board, would exist to protect an area of the river that is usually unmonitored from bad behavior, such as drinking in excess and littering. Others believe the area does not need governing and the tubing companies should be responsible for monitoring it.