In a letter to the Japanese prime minister, Gov. Greg Abbott said that the company had all the permits needed, but later he had to backtrack. Legislators are expected to file bills to regulate high-speed rail projects during their next session.

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Register today for an online seminar on Oct. 8 designed to engage a broad constituency of Big Bend community members to better inform them on recent energy projections, potential impacts on communities and conservation values, and to develop creative strategies to conserve the unique resources and communities of the … Read More

In this episode, attorney Jim Bradbury shares insight with host Kristen Brown into the hot topic of eminent domain. He explains how the process begins, the importance of the landowner engaging and negotiating, and tips during the construction phase. Additionally, Bradbury talks about the role of the state of Texas … Read More

Aug. 14, 2020

Progress in Washington on the next round of coronavirus relief has officially ground to a halt. Negotiations between Republican and Democratic leaders were already deadlocked for the most part, but the Senates decision to break for the August recess means any action … Read More

By Jim Bradbury, attorney and Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association member

Avid Cattleman readers will remember an article earlier this year, where I discussed Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association’s involvement in judicial issues. The case I highlighted in the story was Hlavinka et al. … Read More

By Carl Ray Polk Jr., Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association director

There have been a lot of valuable lessons and reminders from the COVID-19 pandemic. Chief among these is the simple fact that urban … Read More

It has been another busy week for those of us in the TSCRA government and public affairs realm.

Progress on reopening the economy and getting back to normal seems to be continuing, but that means Washington, D.C., is also getting back to normal. Despite some partisan bickering, the House, Senate and … Read More

Texas Central, the company developing a high-speed rail project between Dallas and Houston, has won a key legal decision which could set up a showdown in the Texas Supreme Court. The Thirteenth Court of Appeals said Texas Central and its subsidiary Integrated Texas Logistics are legally railroads in the … Read More

By James D. Bradbury, attorney and Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association member

Most of you are probably aware of Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association’s involvement in policy and politics. Every day, association leaders and government affairs staff fight to protect … Read More

TSCRA
government and public affairs efforts in Washington continue to focus on
Congressional ratification of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA).
There is optimism that the measure will be introduced in September and passed
before the end of the year.

As reported earlier this week, TSCRA director Kelley Sullivan Georgiades … Read More