Last week we ran a piece, marsh hawks, about a huge sailing issue in Texas. We said:
The Port of Houston is about to destroy what we Texans think is a pretty nice sailing area. The attachment is a picture of the spoils area that they want to fill. Doing so will most likely destroy HYC’s ability to run large keelboat races and, in fact, destroy the club completely. It will seriously depress sailing events across the entire bay.
Anarchist Steve enlightened us a bit on the mind set of Texas: Regarding the dredging/marsh area proposed near Houston Yacht Club.
In order to really understand the issue, I believe you first must understand the culture and history.
Just a few short miles from the issue area is the city of Baytown Texas. Check out their website. The city motto is "Where Oil and Water Really do Mix"