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2/7/05-Upshur County

King Survey Says? Decision Upheld

  Eighteen hundred landowners hope this is finally the end to the "King Survey" controversy. An Upshur County Judge has upheld a ruling from the Texas Land Commissioner that the state cannot claim hundreds of acres of East Texas land. The decision on Friday maintains the land should stay with the people who live there or own the mineral rights. A local rancher was trying to prove the land in the 1838 "William King Survey" was never properly surveyed, and should be returned to the state. No word on whether that rancher will now appeal the latest decision.


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