city of Double Horn

Wed
13
Nov

Double Horn attorneys respond to AG's appeal

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Attorneys for the city of Double Horn have announced their intent to potentially go before the Texas Supreme Court if necessary in light of a recent appellate court decision in favor of the Texas Office of the Attorney General's (OAG) lawsuit attempting to dissolve the municipality.

The city contracts with Messer, Fort and McDonald, a firm specializing in municipal law, in their battle against the state.

Fri
08
Nov

Double Horn votes to remain a city

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

In the second incorporation vote in a year, city of Double Horn citizens by 53.8 percent voted down a proposition Nov. 5 which would have abolished their city, according to preliminary results from Burnet County elections officials.

The special incorporation election for the city featured one item – proposition A – in which a “vote for” would have reversed a decision by residents in December 2018 to change the subdivision into a city. . . .

Tue
05
Nov

Here's where you vote in Burnet County for the Nov. 5 election

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Texas voters take to the polls today, Tuesday, Nov. 5, to decide the fate of 10 proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution.

Fri
01
Nov

Appeals court rules against city of Double Horn in state AG lawsuit

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
As city of Double Horn citizens prepare to vote in the Nov. 5 election on whether to remain incorporated, the Texas Court of Appeals, Third District released an opinion Oct. 30 that allows the state AG's office to proceed with a lawsuit aimed at dissolving the municipality.

 

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

The Texas Third District Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the State Office of the Attorney General (OAG) on Oct. 30 in the entity's effort to advance trial proceedings seeking to dissolve the city of Double Horn on allegations the municipality formed unlawfully in an effort to halt a quarry operation.

Tue
08
Oct

TxDOT tightens rules for highway traffic impact assessments

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
TxDOT will require more stringent requirements for determining traffic impact by commercial businesses (such as the US 281 mining operation entryway pictured here) and residential development located off state highways including US 281 and Texas 71 in Burnet County.

 

 

 

 

Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

To keep pace with growth and safety needs, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will require more rigorous assessment of how commercial and private development traffic patterns will impact the roadways.

Within the last decade more than half a dozen aggregate mining-related businesses have developed along the Texas 71 corridor in Burnet County. Along with commercial ventures, a number of private residential developments are carving out their places in amongst mining locations.

Fri
22
Mar

State of Texas sues city of Double Horn for incorporating to block mining

Contributed
The city of Double Horn will face attorneys with the State of Texas who alleged that the newly-created municipality formed with the sole purpose of attempted regulation of a proposed 280-acre mining operation on Texas 71 adjacent to community. Pictured during the alderman swearing in ceremony in February, from left, are: Double Horn Mayor Cathy Sereno, Alderman Glenn Leisey, City Marshal John Osburne and Alderman Bob Link – all named in the Texas attorney general's lawsuit seeking to dissolve the city.

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

The state of Texas has launched a lawsuit against the newly-incorporated city of Double Horn, claiming the community failed to follow state law in the process of becoming a municipality in its pursuit to regulate an adjacent mining operation.

A hearing in the Burnet County district court is scheduled April 3 before 424th Judicial District Judge Evan Stubbs.

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