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Albany residents express concern about Walmart Express

Proposed Walmart Express Has Some Albany Residents Hot

ALBANY, Texas - Walmart Express stores hoping to move into several Big Country towns are facing a lot of opposition.

Monday, the Albany City Council held a public hearing to discuss whether to sell water to a proposed Walmart Express seeking to build just outside the Albany city limits.

More than 100 people attended Monday's hearing – and the majority of those who spoke weren't in support of the Walmart mini-store coming to Albany.

Walmart bought about three acres just outside the city on South Hwy 6, and whether residents want it or not, Walmart is on the way.

What the city council is discussing is whether they want to annex the Walmart land into the city of Albany and sell them water.

If the city council does agree to sell the water, Walmart said they will build a six-inch water line from the city limits to the new store.

No vote was taken Monday.

Once Walmart gets annexation papers to the Albany City Council, council members will vote on whether to sell the water to the company.

The next Albany City Council meeting is Tuesday, May 13.

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