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Texas property laws need a pound of cure

By Mike Barnett
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure—except when it comes to Texas property laws.

Old Ben Franklin was referring to fire fighting when he wrote this sage advice back in the 1700s. My corruption of Mr. Franklin’s idea refers today to the sorry state of Texas eminent domain laws.Texas Farm Bureau: Texas property laws are ripe for reform

Voters overwhelmingly blessed an ounce of prevention last year with the passage of a Constitutional amendment backed by Texas Farm Bureau  which stops the government from taking private property to give to another entity for the primary purpose of economic development or enhance tax revenue.

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Texas water rights are muddy at best

Texas Farm Bureau: Texas Water Rights

By Mike Barnett

“Water will become our most valuable asset—probably the most precious commodity we’ll have available in the next 50 years.” I heard that statement from a farmer the other night as I sat in on the Texas Farm Bureau District 8 Policy Development meeting. The discussion centered on the topic of Texas water rights with regard to underground water.

That comment is so true. The Texas population is expected to surge to 35 million in the next 30 years. Water will determine where that growth will occur, or if it will occur.

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Rains won’t wash away water crisis in Texas

By Gene Hall

Mark Twain is often given credit for the old saying, “Whiskey is for drinking. Water is for fighting.”  Actually, it’s not clear he ever said that, but it’s true nonetheless. The Texas Legislature is gearing up to tackle the water crisis in Texas and it will be a fight. It could even drive some to the comfort of that whiskey bottle.

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