FORT WORTH, Texas — Robert McKnight, Jr., president of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association issued the following statement after S.B. 421, eminent domain reform, succumbed to a Texas House of Representatives deadline Saturday night after House conferees refused to sign a conference report:

“For years, thousands of property owners … Read More

Source: The Texas Tribune | May 22, 2019

By Carlos Anchando, The Texas Tribune

The Texas House approved its version of a Senate bill Wednesday that aims to better protect landowners and local officials throughout the eminent domain process…. Read More

TSCRA government and public affairs staff and leaders continue to work diligently on pending legislation as the 86th Texas Legislative session continues. This week marked the passing of several important deadlines. Most notably, bills filed in the House of Representatives must be passed by the full House by the end … Read More

Source: The Texas Tribune | April 25, 2019

by Kiah Collier

Lawmakers, lobbyists and landowners sparred at a … Read More

Senate Bill 421 will be heard by the Texas House Land and Resource Management Committee next THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.

Please attend and testify for S.B. 421!

This is … Read More

Forty-five days remain until the 86th Texas Legislature concludes its business. As the clock continues to click, more and more hot button issues like the budget, school finance, abortion and property tax reform are taking center stage in the news. Even though most news coverage focuses on these heavily … Read More

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Senate yesterday passed Senate Bill 421 by Sen. Lois W. Kolkhorst.

The bill was strongly supported by the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) as a major improvement to the eminent domain process for thousands of Texans who are faced each year with the prospect … Read More

There was extremely good news out of Austin this week: The Texas Senate passed S.B. 421! Eminent domain reform legislation has been heavily supported by TSCRA and other property owner organizations. We would like to especially thank Sen. Lois Kolkhorst, who authored the bill, and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick for … Read More

Although Texas Central isn’t planning on using state funds for its Dallas-Houston line, it says language in the spending plan could impede the project until a court definitively affirms the company’s ability to use eminent domain.

The 86th Texas Legislative Session officially reached the halfway mark Monday. An ever-greater number of bills are being set for hearings in House and Senate committees. Negotiations on an eminent domain reform package brought by Sen. Lois Kolkhorst (R-Brenham) intensified this week with extensive meetings between leaders of landowner organizations … Read More