By ANDY BEHLEN
Those funny road markings that showed up along Interstate 10 over the last couple weeks weren't put there by aliens, but they were put there by the government. And they aren't part of some conspiracy to confiscate peoples' guns or an ISIS invasion, as some have speculated. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, the markings are for an aerial maping survey being conducted as part of a possible Interstate 10 expansion.
When the Record asked the regional TxDOT office in Yoakum about the marks on Wednesday, agency spokesperson Cari Hensley said no one in her office knew who painted them or what they were for, although Hensley said engineers in the office speculated that they were part of a mapping survey.
TxDOT apparently suffered a communication hiccup, as Hensley told the Record on Friday that they are part of a project being conducted by the agency's San Antonio office.