Appeals court rules against city of Double Horn in state AG lawsuit



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Connie Swinney/The Highlander
As city of Double Horn citizens prepare to vote in the Nov. 5 election on whether to remain incorporated, the Texas Court of Appeals, Third District released an opinion Oct. 30 that allows the state AG's office to proceed with a lawsuit aimed at dissolving the municipality.





By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

The Texas Third District Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the State Office of the Attorney General (OAG) on Oct. 30 in the entity's effort to advance trial proceedings seeking to dissolve the city of Double Horn on allegations the municipality formed unlawfully in an effort to halt a quarry operation.

The OAG office filed the appeal in May, following a dismissal by 424th Judicial District Court Judge Evan Stubbs of their petition attempting to establish “a probable ground for a quo warranto proceeding.” The appellate court's opinion reversed the trial court's order which allowed the state's lawsuit an opportunity to “remand this cause for further proceedings.” . . .

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