Texas Brine Co. LLC, owner of a failed salt-dome cavern suspected of causing a large sinkhole in Assumption Parish, committed Wednesday to start talks with evacuated residents on optional property buyouts that would be completed “in weeks, not months,” Gov. Bobby Jindal said.

Mark Moseley

Mark Moseley blogs at Your Right Hand Thief. Until mid 2014, Mark Moseley was The Lens' opinion writer, engagement specialist and coordinator for the Charter Schools Reporting Corps. After Katrina and...