AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Ten former members of the Texas Historical Commission are objecting to a proposed addition to the fire-damaged governor's mansion.
Their letter says the expansion would "irrevocably alter the view the public had historically had from the Capitol."
A June 2008 fire, during renovation, is blamed on arson and remains unsolved. The commission is in charge of issuing a permit for any addition.
The letter is from Gail Loving Barnes of Odessa, Jane Cook Barnhiull of Brenham, Shirley Caldwell of Albany, Lareatha Clay of Dallas, Jean Ann Ables-Flatt of Terrell, Frank Gorman of El Paso, Alberet Hausser of San Antonio, Dr. Eileen Johnson of Lubbock, Juan Sandoval of El Paso and Linda Valdez of Rockport.