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Land Along The Red River Will Be Taken And Sold Back To Owners

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Wichita Falls, TX - The Bureau of Land Management and Texomans are fighting for 116 miles of land along the Red River. Representatives from the B.L.M. visited residents of Texoma in Henrietta to talk about what they plan on doing with their land.

The Color of Title Act states that if it turns out to be Government owned land, that land can be taken and then sold back to it’s original owners at market value.

Judge Kennith Liggett strongly disagrees with their plan.

“To me it’s a double taking of an individuals private property,” says Liggett. “I don’t agree with it at all.”

Steve Tyron, Field Manager for the B.L.M. says there is also American Indiana allotments on the North end of the river, giving the B.L.M. even more interest on this hot button topic.

Judge Liggett says there has been public confirmation that Wilbarger, Clay and Wichita County will have seats at the table with the B.L.M. when discussing and forming any future plans. He says the problem still exists between what is private and what is public.

Brody Carter, Newschannel 6