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June 8, 2017 – San Antonio Express-News – Bruce Selcraig, Staff Writer –
They called the Texas Central Railroad, or TCR, a financial boondoggle destined to scar the countryside. They predicted that Texas taxpayers ultimately would have to bail out the fledgling railroad. Some even said the Japanese-led group was not, legally, a railroad and so could not use the rapacious power of eminent domain to acquire property for its route.
But when the legislative session ended last week, only two of the anti-rail bills had passed, and TCR officials said their effects would be mainly benign.
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