Date Filed: November 16, 2015
Original Court: United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
Case Status: Pending
The federal government is trying to take thousands of acres of Texas land from homeowners and ranchers along the Red River. According to the Bureau of Land Management, the land is inside the river and is therefore public land. But there is a major problem with the BLM’s view: the south bank of the river is about a mile north of where the government says it is. Furthermore, many Texans live on that land, and many others make their livelihoods from farming and ranching (not fishing) on it. These Texans have lived and paid taxes on the land for generations, and they have titles and deeds going back to the 1800’s. Learn more at redriverpropertyrights.com.