Owner of condemned property gets TRO against city

David Yates Mar. 10, 2008, 9:10am

2250 Harrison in Beaumont

Officials with the city of Beaumont have been ordered to appear before Judge Gary Sanderson, 60th District Court, on March 18 and show cause why the city should not be restrained from destroying Betty Briscoe's home.

Briscoe, who owns a piece of condemned property at 2250 Harrison, was able to obtain a temporary restraining order against the city on March 6.

The city of Beaumont declared Briscoe's house a dilapidated structure last May and slated it for demolishment.

Briscoe claims she did not receive notice from the city until after the time for hearing before City Council had passed.

In her petition against the city, filed in the Jefferson County District Court on March 6, Briscoe says her requests for an extension of time to renovate the dilapidated structure have all been denied – leaving her with only a legal recourse.

"Plaintiff will suffer immediate and irreparable injury, loss or damage if Defendant's conduct is not enjoined," Briscoe's petition stated.

Plaintiff does not have an adequate remedy at law because Defendant has scheduled to demolish the structure and once it its demolished all investments made in this property will be lost."

In addition to an injunction, Briscoe is suing for all court related costs and general relief.

An injunction hearing has been slated for March 18.

Briscoe is represented by Thomas Moses, Attorney at Law.

Case No. B181-395

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