11-04-2005, 12:49 PM
| | Texas voters will vote on a volatile property rights issue
Nov 4, 2005
UNDATED Texas voters on Tuesday will decide on a constitutional amendment designed to clarify a volatile property rights issue.
Proposition Eight would force Texas to relinquish land claims to more than 18-hundred landowners who've long paid property taxes in Smith and Upshur counties.
If Prop Eight fails, ownership rights could be determined in court -- a lengthy process that landowners fear. In the end, landowners could be required to repurchase land from the state.
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