is Rocky Creek, photographed on April 27, 2004. See anything
wrong with this picture? No? That's because there isn't.
It is crystal clear, pristine, perfect. And it runs this
way all the way down into Barton Creek.
picture it full of algae blooms and maybe even a little
trash, emanating from a passel of houses just above it.
Rocky creek runs right below 468 homes on the McHargue
(Hudson) development and through another 444 on the Formby
tract. Run-off from from lawns, cars and effluent is
sure to destroy this marvel of nature.
to see a bigger picture of this creek in it's pristine
state (hopefully not for the last time)? Click here.
hillside is where the Hudsons are planning to sprout 468
houses, when they "just add water" to this bit
of Hill Country paradise. The picture was taken from Linda
& Gene Lowenthal's porch.
years ago, before the Lowenthals built on their 50 acre
homestead (which shares a fence line with the Hudson's
proposed development), Linda was assured by Spencer Scott,
Rebecca Hudson's grandfather, that his land would never
be developed. He told Linda "Little lady, we'll never
have a subdivision. Go ahead and build your house on
the hill." Hmmm...
||This illustration shows the above hillside replaced by a little
suburban enclave - houses upon houses jammed together. What happened
to our Hill Country paradise?
Saturday, June 26th, at the direction of the Travis County
Commissioners, Lazy 9-Sweetwater developer Bill Gunn held
an information session for neighbors at the Cedars Restaurant
on Highway 71. Here is a report
on the proceedings.
in plat maps of the proposed developments? Here are a few
for your viewing displeasure:
Formby Plat and Plans
Sweetwater (Lazy 9) Plat
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