April 7, 2010
KGBT Channel 4
by Sergio Chapa
Federal authorities in charge of building the border fence have filed a new lawsuit to seize land from a state widlife management area along the Rio Grande.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) filed a land condmenation lawsuit against the Texas Parks & Widlife Department on Wednesday.
Court records show that federal officials are asking for control of 0.80 acres of land from the Anacua Unit of the Las Palamos Wildlife Management Area.
The land is locacted along the Rio Grande River just south of La Feria.
TPWD officials said the lawsuit filed on Wednesday is an addition to land previously seized to build the border fence, which is already in place there.
The two agencies are expected to work out compensation deal for the land described in the lawsuit filed on Wednesday.