Check out the latest in eminent domain news from around Texas.
Federal government drops several eminent domain claims in South Texas for border wall
Source: Corpus Christi Caller Times
The U.S. Attorney’s Office has dropped its legal efforts to immediately take possession of at least three tracts of land in South Texas that had been earmarked for stretches of the border wall, citing President Joe Biden’s plan to pause construction projects.
High-Speed Rail Project Awaits Word From Texas Supreme Court in Eminent Domain Case
Source: The Texan
The battle over whether the high-speed rail project between Dallas and Houston, proposed by Texas Central, will have the power of eminent domain continues.
James Miles, a landowner in Leon County whose land would be bisected by the planned 240-mile rail project, has the Texas Supreme Court to review a lower court ruling in his case because he believes Texas Central Railroad and its affiliates do not have the eminent domain authority to enter his property and survey it.
Zwiener Files Legislation On Landowner Rights, Billboards, Less-Lethal Ammunition
Source: San Marcos Daily Record
On Monday, Texas State Rep. Erin Zwiener (D-Driftwood) filed three more pieces of legislation about landowner rights, billboards and less-lethal ammunition.
House Bill 1506 provides for up to a 180-day pause during the eminent domain process before a condemning private entity can take possession of a property after the monetary award is determined by a Special Commissioners’ hearing.