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Opponents Continue to Fight Against TxDOT in Proposed I-45 Expansion

August 13, 2021 Posted in Industry News

A community survey for the I-45 North Houston Highway Improvement Project closed earlier this week, after TxDOT reopened public comment in July. The Texas Transportation Commission will now decide...

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Lawmakers ask Texas Supreme Court to Rehear Eminent Domain Case for High-Speed Rail Project

August 6, 2021 Posted in Eminent Domain / Condemnation, Industry News

Eleven Texas lawmakers this week filed an Amicus Curiae Letter requesting a review of the eminent domain case of James Fredrick Miles v. Texas Central Railroad & Infrastructure, Inc. and...

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City of Denton Continues Efforts for 2014 Road Bond Program

July 16, 2021 Posted in Industry News

The City of Denton is continuing its work on various phases of the Bonnie Brae reconstruction, which began several years ago following voter approval of the City’s 2014 bond program. The widening...

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TxDOT Reopens Public Comment for I-45 Project in Houston

July 9, 2021 Posted in Eminent Domain / Condemnation, Industry News

After the Federal Highway Administration halted development of the North Houston Highway Improvement Project last month, the Texas Transportation Commission this week decided to reopen public comment...

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Developer Moving Forward with Plans for Construction of High-Speed Train Between Dallas and Houston

June 21, 2021 Posted in Industry News

Private development company Texas Central has signed a $16-billion contract with engineering and construction company Webuild to move forward with plans for a bullet train connecting North Texas and...

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Governor Abbott’s Border Wall Plan Could Create New Eminent Domain Issues For Texas Landowners

June 11, 2021 Posted in Industry News

This week, Gov. Abbott announced his initial plans for Texas to build its own border wall, with more details to be shared next week. This action follows President Biden’s suspension of border wall...

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New Bill Could Better Protect Texas Landowners In Eminent Domain Cases

June 9, 2021 Posted in Industry News

House Bill 2730 has been sent to the Governor for consideration. If signed into law, the legislation could provide more protection for Texas landowners facing condemnation of their property.

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El Paso Landowner Fighting TxDOT To Buy Back Land At Fair Price

May 21, 2021 Posted in Industry News

After receiving just compensation from the Texas Department of Transportation in an El Paso eminent domain dispute in 2017, two local Texas property owners are now fighting to buy back their land at a...

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Partner Nick Laurent Quoted in Article About Land Condemnation Lawsuits Tied to Border Wall Construction

May 7, 2021 Posted in Industry News

Discussions continue in South Texas around repairs needed for portions of the Hidalgo County levee system, as well as issues for Texas landowners whose property has been impacted by border wall...

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Federal Government May be Ordered to Fix Gaps in Hidalgo County Levee System Caused by Border Wall Construction

May 3, 2021 Posted in Industry News

After parts of the levee system in Hidalgo County were destroyed by construction on the border wall, U.S. District Judge Randy Crane may order the federal government to fix the gaps.

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