In a landmark decision, the Texas Supreme Court ruled on Friday in favor of Texas Central, and the high speed train from Dallas to Houston.
The court voted by a 5-3 margin that Texas Central has the right to eminent domain authority to seize the land needed to build the proposed $30 billion railway.
Texas Central currently does not have a President, CEO, or a Board of Directors. They also owe over $600,000 in back taxes in over 9 counties, including here in Grimes County.
Texans Against High Speed Rail shared their response in a Facebook post, stating in part “it is incomprehensible that the Court would grant this designation of interurban electric railroad to Texas Central and its backup plan shell company, Integrated Texas Logistics, when they refuse to even pay their property taxes…we remain committed to protecting Texas landowners from this boondoggle of a project.”
Texas Central has yet to issue a statement, as they are being run by an outside company at the moment.
TAHSR said they are reviewing the ruling and will provide more details soon.