The older lady burned with righteous indignation. She had so much of the noxious stuff that she was moved to verbally trample Elisa Chan during the North Side councilwoman's Walmart town hall meeting Tuesday night at the Barshop Jewish Community Center.
Talking to a standing-room-only crowd, the two-term Council rep was detailing concessions she'd won from Walmart – after forcing the company back to the bargaining table – for its planned Supercenter at Wurzbach Parkway and Blanco Road, next door to Hardberger Park and the North Castle Hills neighborhood. Walmart had agreed to something less than the 180,000 square-foot store it originally wanted to build.
Midway through Chan's PowerPoint, beamed onto an enormous screen at the front of the room, the angry lady piped up. She demanded to know whether the Goliath from Bentonville, Ark., had purchased the land yet. After one of her neighbors called out, "Let the councilwoman speak!", she threw out the question again, hard, and then went quiet.