Re: “TXI Dust Not Settled” [“Naked City
,” News, Jan. 1]: As TXI well knows, they are requesting a permit to mine gravel on Hunter's Bend, not Hornsby Bend. Hornsby Bend has been ruined for years. Hunter's Bend, the next bend on the Colorado, is undisturbed, except for housing developments. Among other things, there are 800 acres of irrigated pecan orchards on Hunter's Bend. They will not be mined because the owners would not sell to TXI. I believe that TXI purposely chose Hornsby East and Hornsby West for the names of their mining sites here on Hunter's Bend. Most persons reading the name of the projects will immediately make a connection to Hornsby Bend.