Texas Open Beaches Act - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

07/24/06 - Texas

Texas Open Beaches Act

Following the June announcement of his Plan for Texas Open Beaches, Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson is providing applications to owners of houses on the public beach to apply for a reimbursement of up to $40,000 to move the structures inland.

It is my duty to enforce the Texas Open Beaches Act, but it is my hope to be able to work with these property owners and avoid costly litigation, Patterson said.

The reimbursements are the first step in Patterson's Plan for Texas Open Beaches and represent the first time the state has worked to cooperate with home owners to resolve the long-standing problem of private homes on the public beach.

Id rather assist a property owner than sue one, Patterson said. But either way, Im committed to resolving this problem. Texas beaches must be open for all.

Go to Know More on ktre.com for specifics about the grants and their use.

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