Angelina County Attorney Cary Kirby is investigating who owns William Womack Road near Zavalla after a debate to temporarily close the road ensued in Tuesday’s Commissioners Court meeting.

At the start of deer season, several Angelina County residents found themselves barred from entering a public hunting ground owned by the U.S. Forest Service. A gate was put up by resident Dale Gore, who recently purchased land at the end of the road, after he said he obtained permission from the forest service and Pct. 4 commissioner Bobby Cheshire’s staff.

Jess Huff’s email address is jess.huff@lufkindailynews.com.

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