Friday, May 24 2013 12:06 PM EDT2013-05-24 16:06:20 GMT
NEW YORK (CNN) - It's seen as the official start of summer, but it appears most people will be spending Memorial Day close to home. Triple A expects the volume of travel this holiday weekend to drop byMore >>
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Friday, May 24 2013 9:19 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:19:16 GMT
Lindale Independent School District was contacted this week by the Freedom from Religion Foundation about a music program scheduled at E.J. Moss Intermediate school on Thursday evening. According to ElizabethMore >>
Lindale Independent School District was contacted this week by the Freedom from Religion Foundation about a music program scheduled at E.J. Moss Intermediate school on Thursday evening.More >>
ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) -
It's a case of mistaken ownership between TransCanada, Angelina County and a private landowner south of Diboll.
TransCanada started clearing a piece of property they thought they purchased but that property had already been sold in 2009 to Angelina County.
It seems like TransCanada didn't do their homework when it comes to a strip of land in Diboll. Angelina County Attorney Ed Jones says in 2009 Angelina County purchased 6 acres of land from a landowner in Diboll to build a truck weigh station but in 2010 TransCanada purchased the same property from the same landowner.
Angelina County Judge, Wes Suiter says the county found out about the issue when the tree sitters were protesting the pipeline in Diboll earlier in January. He said the Sheriff's Department called him and asked what was going on at the property and come to find out TransCanada had cleared some trees and brush as part of their project.
Suiter said, "I contacted the representative for TransCanada and informed them that they were on county property, private property and wanted to know what they were doing and there was confusion about the easement they acquired from the land owner. "
Suiter says he doesn't think the landowner mislead TransCanada but then again they should have known the county bought that property.
"We advised them that we don't want any more activity on our property," Suiter said.
At this time, no request for an easement has been made to the county by TransCanada.
Suiter said, "They told us that they were looking at their options and they would get back with us and to this date we haven't heard anything from them so I'm not sure where they're at or what their intent is or if they intend to come back for an easement."
Suiter says TransCanada does have other options and doesn't have to come across the counties property but if they do decide to continue with this route…
He said, "Well they would have to request that through the commissioners court and I'm sure there'd be a lot of question before we would just say yeah here's your easement. They'd have to satisfy a lot of concerns that the court would have."
Suiter says the county is exploring what kind of damage, if any, TransCanada caused to the property with their legal team. Calls to TransCanada for a comment were not returned.
Dan Sligh and his wife were in their pickup truck on Interstate 5 heading to a camping trip when a bridge before them disappeared in a "big puff of dust."More >>
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Friday, May 24 2013 10:40 AM EDT2013-05-24 14:40:11 GMT
(CNN) – Nearly 115,000 federal workers will get a four-day weekend, but it's not reason to celebrate. The employees have to take furlough days thanks to the forced spending cuts that kicked in March 1. TheMore >>
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Friday, May 24 2013 9:54 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:54:54 GMT
(POOL/CNN) – George Zimmerman's attorneys have released new evidence taken from Trayvon Martin's cell phone. His attorneys said the data paints a different picture of the 17-year-old Martin than what hisMore >>
George Zimmerman's attorneys have released new evidence taken from Trayvon Martin's cell phone.More >>