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The Texas Supreme Court has set October 16, 2012, as the date to hear oral arguments in the direct appeal by the breakaway defendants of the trial court ruling in the property litigation by the Episcopal Parties, first filed in April 2009.

Arguments will begin at 9:00 a.m. and each side will be allotted 20 minutes.

This is the same date the Court set previously to hear a similar case involving a church in San Angelo. In Masterson, a San Angelo trial court and the Austin Court of Appeals both found that the breakaway parties had no right to take historic Episcopal Church property that they had sworn to protect, just as the Fort Worth trial court found in our diocesan case.