Survey Would Aim to Settle Red River Families' Land Fight With Federal Government

WASHINGTON — Legislation that would order a survey of contested land along Texas' Red River cleared the House on Tuesday.The legislation, sponsored by U.S. Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Clarendon, seeks to end a long-running dispute between seven Texas families and the Bureau of Land Management over tens of thousands of acres along the Texas-Oklahoma border.The federal agency contends the land is public, citing a 1923 ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court that assigned land in between the state boundary to the federal government. The families, who filed a lawsuit against the agency in 2015, argue that they have deeds for the land and have paid taxes on it for years.   Continue reading...

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