Some 40,000 people attended the Rolling Stones concert in Austin's Zilker Park in October 2006 (Austin American-Statesman, Ralph Barrera).
Did $25,000 flow to the burg of Rollingwood for the inconvenience of a nearby Rolling Stones concert? Like sugar.
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Promise: Fund state water plan
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