When the North Texas Tollway Authority announced a while back that they were going to release the names, towns, and total money owed by toll scofflaws, I yipped. Out loud.
This is the kind of list that makes reporters salivate. They’re easy to comb through, easy to sort, and make fun stories.
“Oh, look, UP Mayor Dick Davis owes $678 in tolls. And Troy Aikman owes $8,000!”
So I scanned the 751-page list this morning, searching for the word “Park.” Eighty-one results. I was excited. Then I sifted past Sparkle Calhoun — who owes $50,169.40 — and all the Cedar Park residents. I got to the bottom of the list. No Park Cities residents.
1. Highland Park and University Park residents are so law-abiding that every car they own has a toll tag. (Our weekly police blotter suggests otherwise.)
2. The tollway authority lumped all Park Cities residents under the “Dallas” heading, which DCAD does as well sometimes. This seems more plausible, since when I searched “75205,” I got 30 results.
So. My plan to out some of you didn’t work, but I’m sure you’ll do a good enough job nabbing your neighbors. Again, here’s the list.
(Side note: Amber Young, who lives in Far North Dallas, owes $179,596.43, and has blown through nearly 8,400 tolls. She’s your winner, or whatever you want to call it.)