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Texas House Gives Early OK to City Annexation Limits

Posted/updated on: August 12, 2017 at 8:52 pm
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AUSTIN (AP) – The Texas House has preliminarily approved a bill making it tougher for cities to annex surrounding property. The proposal lets residents vote on whether they want to be annexed by larger municipalities. A sticking point has been so-called buffer zones, meant to protect the boundaries of military bases in cities like San Antonio. Friday’s 115-24 vote means final House approval should come Saturday. The Senate would then consider House changes.


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