Friday, September 4th, 2015
Richard F. Brown   The following is not a legal opinion.  You should consult your attorney if the case may be of significance to you.   Kimble v. Gostecnik  held that a deed may by reference to a term interest reserve the same interest upon the expiration of the term for an unlimited term.  The […]

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015
Richard F. Brown   The following is not a legal opinion.  You should consult your attorney if the case may be of significance to you.   Dodd v. Wiatrek, No. 04-11-00829-CV, 2012 WL 5354730 (Tex. App.—San Antonio Oct. 31, 2012, pet. denied) (mem. op.), strictly construed a deed reservation to hold that a royalty reservation […]

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015
Richard F. Brown   The following is not a legal opinion. You should consult your attorney if the case may be of significance to you.   Hlavinka v. Hlavinka, 2008 WL 2151527 (Tex. App.—Corpus Christi, May 22, 2008, no pet.), holds that the expiration of a twenty-five year term mineral interest should be calculated from […]

Monday, August 31st, 2015
Richard F. Brown   The following is not a legal opinion. You should consult your attorney if the case may be of significance to you.   In Corine, Inc. v. Harris, 252 S.W.3d 657 (Tex. App.—Texarkana 2008, no pet.), the Harrises purchased a 528.14 acre tract of land from Marie Stevens, Mary Lou Stevens McDonald, […]