The state will give renewable 5-year permits to five high bidders to build fishing cabins on spoil islands created by dredging on the Upper Laguna Madre in Kleberg County Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson said Tuesday.
Bids start at $10,000 for a site on which a cabin of up to 1,000 square feet may be constructed.
Four of the sites are near Bird Island and the fifth is near Baffin Bay.
The auction marks the first time the Texas General Land Office has offered such permits on the basis of sealed bids.
Permits were initially awarded to those who occupied the cabins in 1973 when the School Land Board and General Land Office were granted authority over structures on state lands.
Bids are due by 5 p.m. on June 17. The School Land Board will approve winning proposals during a meeting in Austin on June 21.