city of Double Horn


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.


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

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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