City of Teague files law suit against City of Fairfiled

Messer, Rockefeller and Fort, PLLC, on behalf of the City of Teague, will file a lawsuit in Freestone County district court against the City of Fairfield for breaches of an interlocal agreement and facilities agreement between the cities regarding management of funds from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ), violations of the Texas Open Meetings Act, and for declaratory and injunctive relief.

The suit is based on a 1990 facilities agreement and 1992 interlocal agreement between the cities and the TDCJ, whereby the TDCJ agreed to construct a correctional facility in Freestone County provided that Fairfield and Teague would provide water and sewer utility services to the facility. Both cities jointly own the water and sewer utilities. Both cities issued significant long-term debt to fund this operation.


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