Texas Justices End 46-Year County Boundary 'Death Match'

By Philip Rosenstein (October 12, 2018, 5:13 PM EDT) -- Occidental Chemical Corp. will no longer pay double tax on piers in Corpus Christi Bay after the Texas Supreme Court ruled Friday that only San Patricio County has jurisdiction to tax the structures, resolving a 46-year "Texas Death Match" with Nueces County.

Both San Patricio and Nueces counties in Texas had claimed jurisdiction over Occidental Chemical Corp.'s piers, taxing them for the past 10 years. (AP) The court's majority opinion outlines a decades-long dispute between San Patricio and Nueces counties over their shoreline boundary, ruling that it has original jurisdiction to rule in the case and that Nueces County Appraisal District must...

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