2009 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2009 21:25:38 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] ENCROACHMENT: Landowners question Laughlin AFB (TX) legislation
Ranchers, developers condemn Laughlin-protective legislation

By Bill Sontag
Southwest Texas LIVE!
January 15, 2009

"There's none of us in here that wants to see Laughlin move," asserted Darrell Hargrove, rancher, livestock transporter, and developer, Wednesday night (Jan. 14). But he urged City of Del Rio-Val Verde County Joint Airport Zoning Board members to consider landowner rights as paramount in importance.

If a base does close, Hargrove said, "It's not the end of the world," citing Eagle Pass and other communities that - over time - have survived economically even as local military installations vanished. Hargrove's comments arose from longstanding personal fears about erosions of private property rights, and the potential he sees in legislation being sponsored in the Texas house and senate to do just that.


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Lenny Siegel
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