Guest Column: Texas Beaches Are for the Public

The Texas Supreme Court got it wrong when it ruled earlier this year that the state's Open Beaches Act doesn't apply to three properties in Galveston. The Texas shoreline might now perish in court, trial by trial.

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Guest Column: Beach Ruling Protects Property Rights

The Texas Supreme Court protected property owners on the state's coast and also left the state's beaches open and accessible to the general public. But beaches don't become public overnight, when hurricanes strike.

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Marjorie Cotera

The Evening Brief: May 21, 2012

Your evening reading: Perry, Palin featured in new Senate race ads; Paul racks up delegates at Minnesota convention; study says Texas among top three states in exonerations

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