Here’s our roundup of recent Texas eminent domain news for November 2021:
Dallas to Houston High Speed Rail Project Faces Legal and Financing Obstacles and Criticisms
Source: The Texan
The Texas Supreme Court has granted a motion for rehearing in the eminent domain case, Miles versus Texas Central Railroad. Oral arguments in the case are set for January 11, 2022. In June, the court denied the appeal, but the landowner filed a motion for rehearing in July.
‘Testament to the power and resilience of the people of Laredo’: More wall contracts get canceled
The Biden administration is canceling another slate of border wall contracts — this time, in the Laredo and Rio Grande Valley sectors, the Department of Homeland Security announced in October.
SAWS board approves eminent domain for lift station in Westside restaurant parking lot
Source: San Antonio Report
San Antonio Water System’s board of trustees voted unanimously Tuesday to support the use of eminent domain to build in the parking lot of a near Westside restaurant a lift station that would pump sewage into a nearby sewer main.
The restaurant’s owners, who opposed the move, say they’re not ready to “say uncle just yet.”