"So why do I feel inclined to move with the
nine altogether, I think. We'll make ten."
ther of us spoke for a long moment. I final-
ly said, "You think the judges might select a
route other than 19?"
aircraft hazards is a primary concern, Route
19 is a good bet. Who's to say some other
issue isn't driving the decision, say nearby
homes. If the number of habitable structures
is a deciding factor, then Route 19 is out of
ing something--maybe the draft statement,
maybe not, she's quiet about it--thinking.
Kay had a way of making her case and
subtle, sometimes not, or she might muster
an argument leading me down one path only
to switch sides on me, which was where I
In the end we did sign the Statement of Po-
GREP II Hutto Real Estate; Butler Family
PSHP and Cerco Development Inc; Cooper
Land Development Inc; Avery Intervenors
Group; LB Deerwood Property LP; City of
Martindale, Scenic Texas Inc; and the Air-
craft Owners and Pilots Association. And as
far as I could tell, it didn't make a bit of differ-
ence in the outcome.
arguments I'd read dozens of times, took the
stand and said my piece, and then left. The
real fireworks started days later when LCRA
found a hole in our argument big enough to
throw a cat through.
FAA Form 7460-1 Notice of Proposed Con-
struction or Alteration for its Gilleland Creek
to McNeil upgrade which included several
new high-wire towers. This transmission line
was not a part of the proposed Clear Springs
to Hutto power line yet was nonetheless in
the vicinity of Bird's Nest Airport and had the
potential to affect the airport's precision in-
strument approach certification.
concerning the Gilleland Creek to McNeil up-
grade, which contained at least one tower 122
feet above ground level. Then in January 22,