Ten miles east of Seguin sits Kingsbury, a small ranch community of about 782 people.

"It's not much to look at for most people,” resident Shirley Perryman Nolen said. “To us it’s home.”

The community's name is on display almost everywhere you look.

Last year, a large portion of the 140 year old community was adopted by its larger neighbor to the west.

"It was really disbelief,” Nolen said.

This boundary extension is called an "Extraterritorial Jurisdiction" or E.T.J.

Kingsbury's historic downtown now sits in Seguin's E.T.J.

"Even today I believe there are people who think that Seguin won't be here. But they are here,” Nolen said.

And they’re there without notice, according to Nolen and her fellow resident Bob Grafe.

"County did not notify us. City did not notify us. City Attorney did not notify us. Nobody,” Nolen said.

"'No emails?' No emails. 'No letters?' No letters. 'No Public notices?' No Public notices to my knowledge,” Grafe said.

Seguin city officials did not return our phone calls to ask if Kingsbury residents were notified.

"The state statutes do not specifically require that they do that. However, I think common courtesy would have dictated notice,” Grafe said.

These two are fighting back.

They have enough signatures to place a measure on the May ballot that, if passed, will allow what's left of Kingsbury to be its own incorporated city.

"We're wanting to keep Kingsbury a separate community,” Nolen said.

"We're trying to draw a line in the sand. Because they can't go beyond... If we can pass this thing, they're stopped,” Grafe said.

In the meantime, a town of only 782 people is split in two. More than half of the population could soon be inside the Seguin city limits.

"But this is still my town,” said Nolen.

For now, E.T.J. residents don't have to pay the Seguin city taxes, but state law will prohibit 486 people from voting on the May referendum.