Gov’t Quickly Seeking Land for Border Wall South of Alamo
NEAR ALAMO – The U.S. government is moving quickly to seize land in the path of their Donna-based border wall project.
The government is particularly interested in building a wall south of Alamo, over the flood levee, where a pocket of homes are tucked away from everything else.
Yolanda Hernandez and her family have owned land in the area for more than 100 years. She and dozens of her relatives from the original descendent are named in an ongoing condemnation case for six acres.
This month, the government filed two new condemnation actions in the area. A wall on the levee means households would be on the south side of the wall, cut off from the rest of the Rio Grande Valley.
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