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County ready to use eminent domain for Rollover Pass - The Galveston County Daily News : Local News

July 24, 2014

County ready to use eminent domain for Rollover Pass

Posted: Monday, February 25, 2013 12:00 am

GILCHRIST — The four-year battle over the future of Rollover Pass appears to be entering it’s final phase as the county prepares to seek eminent domain to help the state shut down the popular Bolivar Peninsula fishing spot. Local activists and the association claiming ownership of the pass are promising a fight to the bitter end.

After Hurricane Ike wiped out almost all of Gilchrist in 2008, officials with the Texas General Land Office sought to shut down the pass, which was created in the mid-1950s through a public-private partnership to connect the Gulf with East Galveston Bay.

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