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Understanding the Condemnation Process in Texas

The condemnation process in Texas is a complex, often confusing legal procedure if you’re not familiar with the laws pertaining to eminent domain in Texas....
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Trump Border Wall and What It Means for Property Owners

One of the recurring themes during Donald Trump’s presidential campaign was his proposal for a U.S. – Mexico border wall that will span through the...
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Dawson & Sodd Case Featured In 2017 Appraisal Journal

Recently, one of our cases (Crosstex DC Gathering Co. v. Button) made it into the Winter 2017 Appraisal Journal. Here is a brief intro for...
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The Reason Foundation Raises Many Concerns about the Texas High Speed Rail Project

One of the TCR’s big selling points of their proposed high speed rail line is that it will be privately financed and require no taxpayer...
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Texas Lawmakers Put the Brakes on High Speed Rail

Since the Texas Central Railroad announced plans to build a high speed rail connecting Dallas to Houston, many landowners whose property is located along the...
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The “Voice of Texas Agriculture” Voices Opposition To The High Speed Rail Project

Called the “Voice of Texas Agriculture,” the Texas Farm Bureau is one of the largest and most influential group of farmers, ranchers and rural residents...
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Another Texas County Voices Opposition to the High Speed Rail Project

Most of the Texas counties lying in the path of the proposed high speed rail line won’t see any economic benefits from Texas Central Partners’...
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Dawson & Sodd Partner Speaks At Meeting Of Texans For Property Rights

Texas eminent domain lawyer Clay Beard, a partner at Dawson & Sodd, recently spoke at a meeting of Texans for Property Rights. This coalition of...
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Texas High Speed Rail Attorney Explains Who Is Affected By Bullet Train Project

Texas Central Railway has spent the past four years working to build the nation’s first bullet train to connect Houston and Dallas. This proposed 240-mile...
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The Problems With Texas High-Speed Rail Project

Texas Central is a private, for-profit company seeking to connect the cities of Dallas and Houston with high-speed bullet trains. The company touts many advantages...
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