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Coyote Lake Ranch, LLC v. City of Lubbock

The Texas Supreme Court held that the common-law "accommodation doctrine," which gives an oil-and-gas lessee an implied right to use the land as reasonably necessary to produce and remove the minerals as long as it exercises that right...

Marshall, City of v. Uncertain, City of

The court holds that while §11.122(b) of the Texas Water Code significantly restricts the issues that may be reviewed in a contested-case proceeding, it does not altogether preclude one when a proposed water rights amendment...

Texas Natural Resource Conservation Comm'n v. Lakeshore Util. Co.

The Texas Supreme Court held that a utility company knowingly violated the Texas Water Code by charging its customers unauthorized fees. There is legally sufficient evidence in the record to support the trial court's finding that the...