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County to fight Socorro annexation plans

County to fight Socorro annexation plans
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Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 11:37pm

El Paso county commissioners have decided to fight Socorro's annexation plans. County Attorney Jo Anne Bernal has sent a letter to Socorro threatening to file a petition in court if the city doesn't postpone action until legal issues surrounding term lengths of council members are resolved. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott recently ruled that council's decision to extend term lengths to four years violates the state's constitution. Commissioners say they're concerned council members may not have the authority to approve the annexation process.

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