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TEXAS SUPREME COURT LAND USE DECISIONS
City of Houston v. Trail Enterprises, Inc. No. 08-0413 (Tex. Oct. 30, 2009)(per curiam)
(ripeness doctrine, inverse condemnation regulatory takings claim, zoning)(remanded to trial court)
CITY OF HOUSTON, TEXAS v. TRAIL ENTERPRISES, INC. D/B/A WILSON OIL COMPANY, ET AL.; from Harris
County; 10th district (10-05-00382-CV, 255 SW3d 105, 04-09-08)
Pursuant to Texas Rule of Appellate Procedure 59.1, after granting the petition for review and without hearing
oral argument, the Court reverses the court of appeals’ judgment and remands the case to the trial court.
Barr v. City of Sinton, No. 06-0074 (Tex. Jun. 19, 2009)(Hecht) (Texas Religious Freedom Restoration Act
(TRFRA) enforced in local NIMBY dispute over halfway house for former prisoners run by pastor) (church-and-
PASTOR RICK BARR AND PHILEMON HOMES, INC. v. CITY OF SINTON; from San Patricio County; 13th
district (13-03-00727-CV, ___ SW3d ___, 11-23-05)
motion to take judicial notice granted
The Court reverses the court of appeals' judgment and remands the case to the trial court.
Justice Hecht delivered the opinion of the Court.
TEXAS APPELLATE COURT CASES (PET. DENIED)
09-0589 ABDER EL HAMAD v. COMMERCIAL BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT, A DIVISION OF THE ZONING
BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT OF THE CITY OF FORT WORTH; from Tarrant County; 2nd district (02-08-00294-
CV, ___ SW3d ___, 05-14-09, pet. denied Oct 2009)(zoning board decision appeal)