annexation

In the last legislative session a bill to limit city annexations seemed on its way to passing the senate but then it was filibustered by Senator Jose Menendez (D-San Antonio). But for supporters of the anti-annexation movement  it was a minor setback. The item was resurrected in the current specials session and it quickly passed the Senate.

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It is likely that the state legislature will pass some type of annexation reform, Representative Roland Gutierrez said.

Tim Mattox doesn’t want to live in Austin, but soon he might not have a choice. Mattox has lived in the River Place neighborhood for 19 years. It’s a community of about 1,100 homes just northwest of the city near Lake Austin. In December, Mattox’s neighborhood is scheduled to be annexed by the city.

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On Tuesday, Gov. Greg Abbott announced he was calling lawmakers back to the state capitol for a special session to accomplish 20 legislative priorities that were left unfinished during the regular session.  

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Republican State Sen. Donna Campbell of New Braunfels is angry a filibuster killed her annexation bill as the legislative session came to a close.  Campbell is calling on Gov. Greg Abbott to revive the annexation legislative in a special session.

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