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3/18/05-Smith County

Grand Jury To Examine Homes In Path Of Loop 49

A case of two dozen homes built in the path of Loop 49 will go before a grand jury.

That's according to Smith County D.A. Matt Bingham.

We first told you about West Oaks Subdivision in August. It's located west of County Road 1147, just north of Highway 64 and south of FM 724.

About two dozen homes there will have to be demolished to make way for the new loop. That means taxpayers will have to cover the costs.

After a lengthy investigation by the sheriff's department, a grand jury will decide if the developer made an honest mistake or if he was deliberately trying to cash in on the neighborhood's location.

Julie Tam, reporting.

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