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Eminent Debate: The discussion over eminent domain in Texas

BY BRANDI SMITH
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As this issue of REDNews went toprint, a discussion was beginningin Washington, D.C., that may have an impact on thousands of acres of privately held Texas property. The Surface Transportation Board, which oversees freight and passenger railways , is considering whether it has jurisdiction over Texas Central, a first-of-its-kind, highspeed rail line proposed from Dallas
to Houston.

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Adopting affordability: How the City of Dallas and ULI worked toward a solution

BY BRANDI SMITH

The population in North Texas is booming right now, which is not news to REDNews readers. Many of you have watched as an average of more than 2,700 people poured into Dallas-Fort Worth each week. Between July 1, 2014 and July 1, 2015, the Metroplex grew by 144,704 people, according to estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, beaten nationwide only by Houston’s growth of 159,083.

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Dismantling Dodd-Frank: Trump takes aim at financial services regulation

BY BRANDI SMITH

In the weeks since Donald Trump was elected the 45th president, we have started to learn more about the policies he plans to enact and, in some cases, reverse. It appears one piece of legislation falling into the latter category is the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

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Water woes: Texas developers weigh in

BY BRANDI SMITH

In October’s REDNews, we explored the topic of Texas water issues and their impact on development in the Lone Star State. This month, we’re tackling the same issues from the developers’ perspective.

Flooding is a significant and well-documented issue throughout Texas, especially in the Houston area. Looking back to 1929 and especially 1935, data reveals the Bayou City’s longstanding battle with floodwaters.

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Texas Water Woes

BY BRANDI SMITH

Finding the balance between development and the Mother Nature in Texas

The relationship between water and the state of Texas has always been a complicated one. Whether there’s too much or too little, water is a much-discussed resource in the Lone Star state, especially as development here booms.

After a record drought that started in 2010 and brought massive, destructive wildfires, Texas has been hit by nearly two dozen flooding events, which have destroyed thousands of homes and crippled communities. However, it appears the push to build exceeds the challenges posed by Mother Nature.

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