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September 24, 2018

I recently attended a banquet of the Texas Agricultural Land Trust and during opening remarks, the Past Chairman asked the 150 some odd attendees (all ranchers, farmers, wildlife managers, hunter conservationists, etc.) how many in the audience had or were considering placing a conservation easement on their lands?  A modest number of hands went up, ... READ MORE

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February 3, 2014

Mineral interests have been an important aspect of farm and ranch transactions in Texas for decades.  The recent expansion of drilling activity in Texas, using more refined and efficient technology in the various shale fields, has made this component of the transaction even more salient. As Texas real estate brokers/agents, we are required to use ... READ MORE

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May 9, 2012

I recently attended the 22nd Annual Outlook for Texas Land Markets, and several of the sessions spent considerable time trying to make heads or tails out of the recent Texas Supreme Court decision regarding what is commonly called the “Day Case” regarding groundwater. After first stating that I am not an attorney or an expert ... READ MORE

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