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Matter Over Mind
The proposed Cypress Realty Development in Dripping Springs
News Story  September 21, 2001, by Rob Curran and Amy Smith
"...Mindful of the Maharishi's vision of creating "ideal villages" around the globe, DevCo, as the cooperative called itself, raised funds through personal contributions and others committed to the project. Eventually the cooperative found its Heaven on Earth -- about 900 acres of the old Christal Ranch, off FM 1826 in northwest Hays County..."

An Alliance of Friends
An Alliance of Dripping Springs residents forms to defend itself against unregulated development.
News Story  September 21, 2001, by Amy Smith
"...The younger neighbors, many of them baby boomers with grown and growing kids today, settled far, far back from FM 1826 into the woody peacefulness of the Good Earth. As a development cooperative that owned 900 acres of the old Christal Ranch, the New Age landowners began selling off large lots to like-minded individuals committed to sparing trees in the name of progress..."

Our readers talk back.
Columns  September 28, 2001
"...21]? As a 17-year property owner in Goldenwood West, I've had lots of personal experience with the legal and financial mess left by the business naiveté and unfulfilled promises of the oh-so-gentle-and-laid-back TM-ers who headed long-defunct DevCo. And, as far as "Not all the residents practice Transcendental Meditation ...," I'd be surprised if even one-third of today's residents of what used to be the Christal Ranch indulge in this moribund, "dream-on" Sixties movement ....."

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