Many communities in Texas, especially those along the Mexican border, are not thrilled about being chosen as one of the Federal Aviation Administration's six test sites for unmanned aerial vehicles. Texas's UAV program will be led by Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi and will include 11 test areas more than 6,100 square miles, but local resistance could block the program's success. "Using this airspace for experimental flight test purposes clearly adds risk to emergency air operations," said county Judge Paul Hunt.

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