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Wednesday, September 8, 2010 • Posted September 8, 2010

I didn't get my column in last week, the dictator that runs this paper informed me that they call a deadline in the newspaper business a deadline for a reason... it's a deadline. I just figured that in this new digital age that the above described editor had a big box in his office that he dumped a bunch of emails into, pushed a plastic button and a newspaper fell out the bottom and landed in my mailbox at the front gate. He also will not correct my bad spelling, grammatical or typing errors and also refused to take any responsibility what-so-ever for me making a fool of myself in a public forum. So much for that. Cowboys should stick to cowboying.

The attornies representing the intervenors for all lines last week filed a motion with the PUC to dismiss this project. Various alternatives are presently being discussed and the attornies asked that this process be dismissed and to stop spending everyone's money until the PUC has a unified approach to solving the problem. Upgrading existing lines, using the new Florida Power and Light line, sending the power to California and other options are being considered. The best option is to take the Hill Country out of contention. The political mood is changing. Let's continue to help them make the right, commonsense decisions and build the power line somewhere else.

Dr. G. T. Bohmfalk and Dr. Michael Heaney were here over the weekend looking at geographical and ecological features in the path of the proposed power lines. It was a really productive day for them and our environmental position in opposition to building this power line.

Intervenors need to have their discovery questionnaires in to Kay Trostle's office today. We have run out of time. If you haven't completed your form or need help, contact Amanda Lasater at 325-347-1078 or 325-347-9400.

Thank you all. The fight goes on.

Ron Crocker 325-347-6378

Lee McMillan 325-347-6683

Lee Lasater 325-347-9400

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