Double Horn news

 

 

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. . . .

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.

Mon
30
Sep

Double Horn alderman resigns citing conflict of interest

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
The city of Double Horn faces more changes in the wake of an alderman resignation, an upcoming vote by the citizens to potentially dissolve the city and a pending appeal by the state attorney general's office, challenging the city's incorporation.

 

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

An alderman for the city of Double Horn has resigned saying remaining on the council would be “a conflict of interest,” in light of his support for dissolving the municipality.

The resignation of Robert “Bob” Link comes after the validation of an election, Nov. 5, for a vote which could determine the fate of the city's incorporation.

“I resigned my position on the Double Horn council because I believe I have a conflict of interest with the council,” Link said.

Fri
23
Aug

Double Horn launches 2nd incorporation election vote

Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

The city of Double Horn has approved a second election which, depending on the vote, could overturn the municipality's incorporation status which first passed in December 2018.

Petition co-coordinator Glen Zoerner made the announcement in a written statement, following an Aug. 19 response deadline for the city for an election “to call the question of abolishing the city's corporate existence.” The incorporation vote is scheduled for Nov. 5.

Tue
14
May

State appeals lawsuit against city of Double Horn

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

The state of Texas has opted to continue its legal action against the city of Double Horn, alleging the municipality formed illegally, following a petition denial by a district court judge in Burnet County.

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