Houston Chronicle (Internet / Print) 01/11/06http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/3579189.html The Lynchburg Ferry is one of 11 hot spots in the Houston region, where levels of toxic chemicals in 2004 exceeded state odor thresholds or health guidelines in more locales than any other part of Texas, according to the latest air pollution data from the state. "The levels that are in these hot spots remain troubling, but the state is clearly concluding that themselves and they are seeking to work with these companies that are associated with these levels to reduce them," said Jonathan Ward, a professor of environmental toxicology at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.