If a company with eminent domain power has contacted you about obtaining an easement across property and now wants access to survey, can you keep them off of your land? Texas Ag Law Blog’s Tiffany Dowell Lashmet has an answer.

TSCRA government and public affairs staff have been hitting the Capitol hallways as the 86th Texas Legislative Session wraps up its third week. The biggest news this week came Wednesday when Rep. DeWayne Burns and Sen. Lois Kolkhorst announced the filing of HB 991 and SB 421. The two companion … Read More

Robert McKnight Jr., president of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA), joined Rep. DeWayne Burns, Sen. Lois Kolkhorst and other prominent property rights advocates at a news conference Wednesday in Austin to announce the filing of HB 991 and SB 421. The legislation is touted as a means … Read More

AUSTIN, Texas — Robert McKnight Jr., president of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA), joined Rep. DeWayne Burns, Sen. Lois Kolkhorst and other prominent property rights advocates at a news conference Wednesday to announce the filing of HB 991 and SB 421

The legislation was touted at the conference … Read More

Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association president Robert McKnight, Jr. will be making a statement at a news conference hosted by Rep. DeWayne Burns and Sen. Lois Kolkhorst. Please see their media advisory below, and contact Jeremy Fuchs, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Director of Public Affairs, at jfuchs@tscra.org … Read More

In
recent years, as companies and governments build more roads, power lines and
pipelines across Texas, rural landowners have become increasingly familiar
with – and angry about – the powers of eminent domain. Their
efforts to check those powers at the state capitol haven’t succeeded, but
there’s a new push on the horizon for the 2019 Texas … Read More

How does the government use eminent domain to seize land from Texans? And should Texans expect to give up more of their property to the government as border wall and high-speed train projects move forward? The Texas Tribune partnered with the education publisher Pearson to make this video for Texas … Read More

The Permian Highway Pipeline is a proposed $2 billion, 430-mile natural gas pipeline project stretching from the Waha natural gas pipeline junction, about 40 miles northwest of Fort Stockton, to markets on the Gulf Coast. Waha is in the Permian Basin, which is the largest petroleum-producing region in the U.S. … Read More

It’s been a busy week for TSCRA government and public affairs staff. In Washington, a flurry of pre-holiday activity has brought good news with the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill and the release of a new Waters of the United States (WOTUS) definition. In Texas, all eyes are on … Read More