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The Liberty City

The Liberty City

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A street sign in Von Ormy, Texas.
Aviva DeKornfeld/NPR

Art Martinez de Vara had a dream: To build a whole new kind of city, one with as few taxes and regulations as possible. That city is Von Ormy—a one-exit kind of place on the outskirts of San Antonio, Texas.

On today's show, how Von Ormy went from being an unincorporated stretch of land, to a so-called "Liberty City."

Music: "Funky And Western," "In Isolation," and "We Float Remote."

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