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