County claims $13.7M in back taxes

Sweetwater County will receive more than $13.7 million in back taxes after nearly two years.

Sweetwater County Treasurer Robb Slaughter said Southland Royalty Company paid the back property taxes at the start of the month following a May court hearing between the company’s attorneys and attorneys representing the county. Slaughter said payments to various entities were sent this week.

Southland Royalty is an oil and gas company based in Fort Worth, Texas which owns a number of land parcels in the Red Desert. The company filed for bankruptcy in 2019 and failed to pay taxes on its property after...


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