DALLAS (AP) – Texas landowners who live along a river separating them from Oklahoma have reached a settlement with federal officials saying the Texas border lies with the meandering flow of the river.
A federal judge on Wednesday approved the terms that settle a long-running dispute involving the Bureau of Land Management and property owners along the Red River.READ MORE: Hundreds Come Out To Honor Fallen Mesquite Officer In Prayer Vigil
The landowners filed a 2015 lawsuit after agency surveyors set markers appearing to lay claim to private land.READ MORE: Oklahoma Hires Clemson's Venables As Coach
The BLM had argued the river has shifted as much as 2 miles in some areas over the past century, and some of the dry land where the river once flowed belonged to the government.
Robert Henneke, a lawyer for the landowners, says the agency’s claims amounted to an unlawful federal land grab.MORE NEWS: North Texas, Miami (Ohio) Meet In Inaugural Frisco Football Classic
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