AUSTIN (AP) – A court has allowed Texas to join a group of families suing the federal government, alleging unconstitutional seizure of land along the Texas-Oklahoma border.READ MORE: Allergy Sufferers, Get Ready; Pollen Count Expected To Jump As We Approach The Weekend
State Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Monday that the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas granted the state’s intervention in a lawsuit filed in November.
It accuses the federal Bureau of Land Management of a “blatant land grab” involving a 116-mile tract along the Red River.READ MORE: Man Found Shot Dead In Parking Lot In Dallas Late Wednesday Night
The river marks the Texas-Oklahoma border, but its waters have shifted for decades, raising ownership questions.
Federal officials say they want to work with residents to determine proper ownership.
Paxton said in a statement that “Texas will not stand for the federal government’s infringement upon Texas land and the property rights of the people who live here.”MORE NEWS: Major League Baseball Plunged Into First Contract Related 'Lockout' In Quarter-Century
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