USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Final Rule affects easements

Department Of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Healthy Forests Reserve Program
7 CFR Part 625, RIN 0578-AA52 Final rule
February 10, 2010

“This final rule amends Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) regulations for the Healthy Forests Reserve Program (HFRP)…. The final rule for the HFRP amends the current regulation to include congressionally required statutory changes to the program [...]

Gray v. The Key Ranch At The Polo Club Home Owners Association

J. Kelly Gray; Rooster Springs, LP; and Rooster Springs Stable, LP, Appellants, v. The Key Ranch At The Polo Club Home Owners Association, Inc., Appellee.
No. 03-09-00145-CV.
Court of Appeals of Texas, Third District, Austin.
Filed: January 12, 2010.

The Key Ranch subdivision is a gated residential community. The appeals court upheld the trial court decision finding for the appellee [...]

Brannan et al. v. State Of Texas et al.

No. 01-08-00179-CV, Court Of Appeals Of Texas, First District, Houston, opinion issued February 4, 2010

In this case applying Texas’ Open Beaches Act (Tex. Nat. Res. Code Ann. §§ 61.001-.254) (“the Act”) the owners of several beachfront houses argued they should not be denied permits to repair their houses or forced to remove their houses after storms moved the beach vegetation line to the landward side of their structures. The issues included whether by common law a public easement existed on the beach, was it a rolling easement, did the Act required removal of the houses, and were the owners entitled to compensation for a taking. The Houston Court of Appeals concluded: Continue reading Brannan et al. v. State Of Texas et al.