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Convention center expert to speak to city council

Amarillo, TX -  A San Antonio professor who researches the impact of convention centers on local economies is bringing his perspective to the Amarillo City Council Monday evening.

The Tea Party Patriots invited Professor Heywood Sanders to speak to the council, Downtown Amarillo Inc. and the Amarillo Local Government Corporation about the current plan for downtown development.

The public meeting is at 6:30 inside the Heritage Room at the Amarillo Civic Center.

Sanders is a professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio and is the author of Civic Center Follies, which according to his biography "levels city leaders' claims that convention centers contribute to economic development."

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