Texas Office of the Attorney General

 

 

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
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.

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.

Wed
03
Apr

District judge crushes state's petition against city of Double Horn

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
A district judge denied a petition filed by the State Office of the Attorney General's Office April 3 to dissolve the newly-formed city of Double Horn. Defense Attorneys Andy Messer and Patty Akers represented the municipality, referred to the state's lawsuit as "improper."

 

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

A district judge denied a petition April 3 by the Texas Office of the Attorney General to go forward with a lawsuit to dissolve the newly-formed city of Double Horn.

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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