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Senate Bill 18: Important Changes for Texas Landowners in Condemnation

Recently enacted Senate Bill 18 (“SB 18”) takes effect September 1, 2011, and alters the Texas property, education, government, local government, transportation, and water codes.  Among the provisions of SB 18 are new procedures emphasizing the importance of the offer … Continue reading

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Surface Water: Valuable Resource or Common Enemy?

Water flowing throughout Texas in defined watercourses such as rivers, lakes, and streams belongs to the state. However, much of the water in Texas is surface water that has yet to reach a clearly defined watercourse, and instead flows over … Continue reading

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The United States Supreme Court Ruling on Campaign Finance

"The founders realized there has to be some place where being right is more important than being popular or being powerful, and where fairness trumps strength—and in our country, that place is supposed to be the courtroom." Retired Justice Sandra … Continue reading

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