After Uvalde County Commissioners reversed a September of 2016 decision to abandon County Road 429D, Lena “Marina” Garcia said she had every right to continue denying her neighbor access to the easement.
The action took place Monday during a 10 a.m. meeting on the third floor of the Uvalde County Courthouse.
Last year, Garcia requested the road be closed to the public to circumvent the issue of people dumping garbage on the property. Commissioners approved that request, by a 4-0 vote, on Sept. 26, 2016.
In February, however, nearby property owner Julia Rodriguez said Garcia was attempting to prevent her from accessing the road. The road serves as Rodriguez’s only access to Highway 83. Rodriguez lives directly behind Garcia.
In February, Rodriguez said Garcia had erected road blocks, including rocks and beer bottles, to hinder travel. Rodriguez also said Garcia has left vulgar and aggressive voicemails, instructing Rodriguez to stay off her property.
Rodriguez reported the issues to the Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office in late January but was told the issue is a property dispute, which is a civil matter.
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