Re: “Point Austin: The Army Saves the Day
” [News, Jan. 15]: The recent insane vote to approve the Hornsby Bend project is very sad to me and our neighborhood. For the ones who stood up to fight, thank you. To the ones who disregarded the human value of a comfortable life without extra noise and pollution, shame on you. I know you and any TXI official would not be happy to have this kind of pillaging brought upon yourselves. The bottom line is this points everything toward a very negative outlook for our future. There are plenty of riverbeds downstream to mine without it being in a neighborhood. I thought that these city officials were put in office to help the citizens of Austin. Well, they shouldn't be in office if this is what we're getting out of them. I hope there will be some kind of appeal to help our lives
. I read an article that TXI is famous for doing favors to those who help them. I wonder what these individuals got. It makes no sense for city officials to have this kind of power to destroy.