Abbott signs hot air balloon hog hunting bill in spite of warning that it could be a “catastrophe”

Abbott signs hot air balloon hog hunting bill in spite of warning that it could be a “catastrophe”

Wild hogs and hot air balloons aren’t a good mix, wrote one Republican lawmaker to Gov. Greg Abbott in May, trying to convince the governor to veto a bill he said could create a “future catastrophe.” The request seemingly fell on deaf ears; Abbott signed the legislation last month. Here’s what you need to know: • The bill creates “a false sense of safety,” state Rep. John Cyrier, R-Lockhart — whose district was the site of a deadly balloon crash last summer — told…

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