The war over Marvin Nichols


DFW urges that it needs rural East Texas water-- and fast. But locals don't want to give up their land and heritage to construct the Marvin Nichols Reservoir.

Rivercrest ISD superintendent Stanley Jessee speaks about the impact the construction of the reservoir would have on his land and school district/ Staff photo by Taylor Nye
Tensions ran high as East Texans and Dallas-Fort Worth area policymakers spoke on Tuesday in Sulphur Springs about the proposed Marvin Nichols reservoir, which could occupy as much as 65,000 acres as soon as 2050 in Franklin, Titus and Red River counties. According to the Bowie County Citizen's Tribune, the history of Marvin Nichols dates back at least 20 years, when it was first proposed as a…

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