• Law Proposed to Eliminate Public Beaches in Texas

    AUSTIN, TX — Senate Bill 434 proposes to modify the “burden of proof in a suit or administrative proceeding to establish that an area is subject to the public beach easement.” Sounds like legalese, but three former Texas Land Commissioners argued that should this bill become law, Texans who traditionally enjoyed unfettered access to public beaches from McFadden Beach near Port Arthur to South Padre Island will need to have an attorney accompany them in case trespassing charges are filed against them.
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