New Mexico settles with Texas over stolen dirt

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OTERO COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico has settled the dust-up with Texas over dirt.

Officials in Hudspeth County, Texas, admitted to taking dirt, sand and gravel in Otero County, saying they thought that land was part of Texas.

When the New Mexico Land Commissioner ordered they pay for it, they argued since they had also been maintaining the roads it was a fair trade.

Aubrey Dunn disagreed and threatened a lawsuit, demanding $20,000 in payment. He has now accepted around $4,400 to end the dispute.

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