Condemnation for the US-Mexico Border Wall

Condemnation for the US-Mexico Border Wall Texans on the southern border have begun receiving letters from the Department of Homeland Security. These letters contain a 21-page document called a “Declaration of Taking” informing the landowner receiving it that his or … Continue reading

Landowner Alert System 3-21-17

Posted by on Mar 24, 2017 in News, News & Events | No Comments

  Click to view this week’s Landowner Alert System.   Articles include: Funding Trusts: Is There Fuel in the Car?; Spring Issue of “Seasons”; Texans Receive first Notices of Land Condemnation For Trump’s Border Wall; Five Strands: A Landowner’s Guide … Continue reading

Funding Trusts: Is There Fuel in the Car?

A coherent strategy for the transfer of assets is, of course, crucial to the success of any estate plan. But our best-laid plans will fall far short of expectations if the trusts we’ve so carefully drafted are never properly funded. … Continue reading

730-Mile EPIC Pipeline to Connect Permian Basin to Corpus Christi

EPIC Pipeline Three companies have entered into a joint venture to build the EPIC pipeline; a 730-mile crude oil and condensate pipeline that will link the oil fields of the Permian Basin in West Texas to refineries and marine terminals … Continue reading

Landowner Alert System 3-2-17

Posted by on Mar 2, 2017 in News, News & Events | No Comments

Click to view this week’s Landowner Alert System.   Articles include: Making Lifetime Gifts Free From Gift Tax; Why Wastewater? Other Options For Texas Landowners; Bills Seek to Increase the Rights of Texas Landowners Facing Condemnation

Landowner Alert System 2-8-17

Posted by on Feb 9, 2017 in News, News & Events | No Comments

Click to view this week’s Landowner Alert System.   Articles include: Introducing Shane Neldner; SH 249; City Summit Re-examined: The Groundwater Debate

Highway 249 TX-DOT Project In Grimes and Montgomery Counties

Braun & Gresham has been talking with landowners about a new TxDOT project in Grimes County. The project is already funded with more than $140,000,000, and is being “finalized for construction.” The project will extend SH 249 by approximately 10 … Continue reading

Landowner Alert System 1-24-17

Posted by on Jan 26, 2017 in News, News & Events | No Comments

Click to view this week’s Landowner Alert System. Articles include: Landowners, Aquifer Alliance Win Battle Over TCEQ Permit; Protecting The Drops We Drink: Who Owns Texas Water? Seller Beware: Understanding the General Warranty Deed

Landowner Alert System 1-12-17

Posted by on Jan 12, 2017 in News, News & Events | No Comments

Click to view this week’s Landowner Alert System Articles include: Texas Supreme Court Opinion On Denbury Green Pipeline Why Hire A Rural Real Estate Agent Ecolab: When Worlds Collide, Environment and Landowners Benefit

Texas Supreme Court Opinion On Denbury Green Pipeline

On January 6, 2017, the Texas Supreme Court issued an opinion that will make it easier for private pipeline companies to condemn private land for their own purposes and not necessarily for the public good. Some highlights of this long-fought … Continue reading