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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law, Business Law and Agricultural Law for Texas on
Q: Can livestock be raised and sold to fund a local hospital?

12,000 acre ranch was left to the community for the purpose of maintaining and funding the local hospital. The ranch also gets proceeds from natural gas royalties and leasing out hunting. For years they have raised and sold livestock to benefit the hospital. New board member states this is illegal

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Sep 14, 2023

The legality of raising and selling livestock to fund a local hospital on a community-owned ranch depends on the terms and conditions set forth in the original bequest or trust that left the ranch to the community. If the bequest explicitly permits such activities for hospital funding, it may be... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Agricultural Law, Contracts, Land Use & Zoning and Real Estate Law for Texas on
Q: Questions about tresspassing brother n law from estate property. I am executor of both owners (dad and gmaw)

So, basically, my brother n law signed a very suspect and immoral farm lease from my grandmother, on her death bed, (20yr). But the lease is very vague, I had a lawyer send him a demand letter to stop trying to farm our properties because his lease isn't valid. Soon after he worked up ground... View More

John Cucci Jr.
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answered on Mar 20, 2023

You are in a tough spot.

In order for you to get clarity and satisfaction over the use of the property, it seems like you will need to go to a District Court or the Probate Court that has had jurisdiction over the properties.

As part of the case(s) or causes of action, you will need...
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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Agricultural Law for Texas on
Q: The city won't let me get water without having the deed put in my name, the property was willed to me from my stepdad
John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jan 31, 2023

The city is incorrect.

That being said, the least expensive solution is to have the executor of your stepdad’s estate sign a deed conveying the property to you.

1 Answer | Asked in Agricultural Law, Energy, Oil and Gas and Land Use & Zoning for Texas on
Q: We own 83 acres of timber but not mineral rights. We have several homes (children) on our property and a cluster well.

We do not own mineral rights. Just received call from driller advising they will be drilling oil on our land. How do i protect our homes timber and water source?

Aimee Hess
Aimee Hess
answered on Jul 13, 2022

In Texas, the mineral estate is the dominant estate. That means that the mineral owner and the oil company have the right to make all reasonable uses of the surface for exploration, drilling and production of oil and gas.

The Texas Railroad Commission, the state agency which regulates oil...
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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Agricultural Law and Environmental for Texas on
Q: I got a warning but no citation, do I have to appear in court?

I got a warning from a TPWD Game Warden for no hunter's safety certificate. I was told to email proof of completion to the local judge and the issue would be resolved, i wouldn't have to appear in court (I have already done so). There is a handwritten appearance date at the bottom, what do I do?

Penny Wymyczak-White
Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Mar 20, 2022

Call the court and make sure that you don't have to appear

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1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Tax Law and Agricultural Law for Texas on
Q: My mother just passed and she was 1/4 owner of 640 acres give or take. I was informed today that the other current

Parties want to sell. Since my brother and I inherited my mothers party what should we be asking

Isaac Shutt
Isaac Shutt
answered on Sep 23, 2021

You should definitely meet with a probate lawyer. You will want some sort of official legal documentation to show that you now hold title to your mother's portion of the property. Plus, you want an attorney to make sure you're getting your fair share. Contact a probate attorney to see... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Agricultural Law for Texas on
Q: Friend ask us to watch their dog. We returned the dog home and put the dog in the backyard. Is that animal cruelty?

As, they told us they would be home in 10-15 mins so we told them we put the dog in the backyard with his things and water. Told them we had to get going because it was late. They are now saying since we put the dog in the backyard that it’s animal cruelty and their going to call the police on us.

Teri A. Walter
Teri A. Walter
answered on Jul 8, 2021

On the facts stated, there is no animal cruelty.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Agricultural Law for Texas on
Q: Bought a place in town had established fence lines neighbor shows me a map of his survey saying that I'm on his property

I had also already built a few structures greenhouse ect. into the spots in question

Anthony M. Avery
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answered on Sep 16, 2020

Usually the established fencing determines the boundary as both adjoining owners acquiesce to the boundary, regardless what their legal descriptions say. If your neighbor does not like your encroachments, it is up to him to file suit within the SOL. Hire a competent attorney to search both... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Agricultural Law, Environmental and Land Use & Zoning for Texas on
Q: A neighbor is complaining the tanks in our cattle pasture overflow when it rains and flood his yard. What do we do?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Mar 9, 2020

A Texas attorney could best address your question, but your post remains open for two weeks. If you contacted a few local attorneys, they could probably outline for you the liabilities and repercussions before you, as well as your rights. You could also explore what options are available to stop... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Agricultural Law for Texas on
Q: I live in Texas I struck a cow on a county road they took me to jail for damage to to my own vehicle

Said I damaged the lively hood of that rancher it was an accident in the middle of the night at first they were gonna charge me with leaving the seen if an accident nobody else was involved just me and the cow is this right?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Jul 18, 2018

If you left the scene technically they have an argument, but you have a claim for your injuries and damage to your vehicle--I've had several and have won them. Contact a member of the Texas Trial Laweyrs Assn for the County where it happened--they give free consults.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Agricultural Law, Animal / Dog Law and Civil Litigation for Texas on
Q: My dog was hit and kill in front of me the lady took off what laws are there for her to get ticket and me compinsated

I know who did it just don't have address this happened in Colorado and was a stock/family pet

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III
answered on Mar 28, 2018

You will have to contact an attorney in Colorado. The laws of that state will govern this matter, since that is where the incident occurred.

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