East of “the Great Wall”

I always bristle when the average Austinite speaks up and disparages the East side of Austin. There’s this general impression of the East side (East of I-35, the “Great Wall”) as being a trouble spot, where criminals run rampant and the residents cower in terror.

I’ve lived in East Austin for about 15 years now, and I prefer it to any other portion of Austin. Imagine my mirth when I stumbled across this site today:

http://www.incidentlog.com/lookup.pl?Src=81 (Site no longer exists. Redirected to the Wayback Machine. The map was pretty blank East of I-35. -ed.)

In case you are wondering, the big blank spot on the East side of Austin is my ‘neighborhood’. Ah, I really love being right sometimes. Wish it happened more often.

Author: RAnthony

I'm a freethinking, unapologetic liberal. I'm a former CAD guru with an architectural fetish. I'm a happily married father. I'm also a disabled Meniere's sufferer.

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