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Biggest Win Yet in Mesquite Land Grab Fight

Biggest Win Yet in Mesquite Land Grab Fight

Residents of two North Texas counties are two steps closer to stopping a city’s land grab. On Tuesday, a temporary restraining order halting the City of Mesquite’s forced annexation of Kaufman County property was upheld, and an additional TRO was signed to protect...
Residents Win McKinney Land Grab Fight

Residents Win McKinney Land Grab Fight

A group of North Texas residents have proven that you can fight city hall – and win. Collin County landowners who for weeks have been fighting forced annexation by the City of McKinney won their fight Tuesday night when the city council reversed course, voting...
McKinney Mayor Backs Off Land Grab

McKinney Mayor Backs Off Land Grab

After weeks of public pushback, a North Texas city’s mayor is backing off plans to forcibly annex surrounding county property – a big win for local landowners and for property rights. McKinney Mayor George Fuller posted on Facebook Friday afternoon that he will no...
Opponents of Mesquite’s Land Grab Declare Victory

Mesquite Land Grab Confusion

Mesquite City Council members are creating confusion, and some seem confused, as they hurry to forcibly annex land before new municipal annexation limits kick in. Tonight, a public hearing on the city’s forced annexation plan was scheduled to be held in the...
McKinney Mayor Backs Off Land Grab

Regarding the McKinney Annexation Matter

My family and I moved to McKinney back in January from California, where I served in law enforcement for 21 years. I watched local jurisdictions annex land from “county” into “city” largely for financial gain. But what I witnessed in doing so...