Schwertner fights to protect private landowner rights Posted in: Opinions Senate Notes AUSTIN — Senator Charles Schwertner (R-Georgetown) and Texas House colleagues Representatives Trent Ashby (R-Lufkin) and Ben Leman (R-Iola) introduced a slate of legislation meant to support the rights of private landowners and strengthen protections against unfair taxation and the abuse of eminent domain. A longtime advocate for the rights ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!