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May 8 hearing to consider Amicus brief on eminent domain

Folks in Texas interested in the effects eminent domain might have on farms, ranches and private property in general may want to attend a hearing May 8 in Hondo, Texas, at the Medina County courthouse.

The hearing will consider a request by Southwest Gulf Railroad to condemn property on which they intend to construct a rail spur to connect a privately owned quarry to an existing rail line.

Opponents of the request say condemnation should not be allowed because the spur is not a common carrier or constructed for public use. The Medina County Environmental Action Association (MCEAA) has filed an amicus brief supporting the private landowner… Read more from Southwest FarmPress