No. 81-2335.United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.
September 17, 1984.
Stephen D. Susman, William H. White, Charles J. Brink, Houston, Tex., Michael M. Barron, Austin, Tex., for plaintiff-appellant.
Rufus Wallingford, Layne E. Kruse, Houston, Tex., for City of Houston and Jim McConn.
Richard B. Miller, Theodore F. Weiss, Jr., John L. Jeffers, Richard B. Miller, Houston, Tex., for Gulf Coast Cable.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.
 ON PETITION FOR REHEARING Before CLARK, Chief Judge, GEE, RUBIN, GARZA, REAVLEY, POLITZ, TATE, JOHNSON, WILLIAMS, JOLLY, HIGGINBOTHAM and DAVIS, Circuit Judges.[*]
 IT IS ORDERED that the petition for rehearing of Gulf Coast Cable Television
filed in the above entitled and numbered cause be and the same is hereby DENIED.
 CLARK, Chief Judge, with whom REAVLEY and JOLLY, Circuit Judges, join, dissenting:
 I respectfully dissent from the refusal of the en banc court to grant rehearing for the reasons stated in my dissent, plus the following.
 In their petition for rehearing, defendant Gulf Coast Cable Television irrefutably points out that the record does not suggest the slightest basis for the majority’s assumption that in finding the boundary agreements proper the jury believed “they were passing on the question of whether it was better to have one franchise for the city or multiple franchises.” 735 F.2d at 1555. The chief support which the majority urges for this critical assumption — that a jury note asked if a yes vote on question # 3 obviated a need to answer question # 1 — is itself in error. The full note the jury sent the court posed alternative questions. It read:
Assuming a “yes” answer to No. 1, are we to bypass No. 3.?
The second question is, “Assuming we want to vote “yes” on No. 3, is there any point in voting on No. 1?”
 Obviously both questions were equally open at that point in the deliberations. All the jury wanted to know was whether the questions were mutually exclusive.
 Having been put to answer both question # 1 and question # 3 (at the insistence of plaintiff), the answers the jury gave clearly were reconcilable only as the district court reconciled them. This appellate court’s assumption about question # 1 negates the jury’s verdict. With all due respect, the majority’s new en banc basis for decision, though not as sweeping as its per se panel ruling, is still wrong, wrong, wrong.