J. Randall Patterson provides representation to clients in the Texas oil, gas, and mineral industry, and provides individuals and families in the Gulf Coast and throughout South Texas with assistance in a range of estate planning and probate matters. We have included the following resources and helpful links as part of our dedication to providing the best possible service.
Texas State Resources
Texas Online Official Portal of Texas: Information on the State of Texas, including online resources, news, business, living, learning, visiting, working, government, emergency preparedness and more.
Texas Legislature Online: Information on the House, Senate and Committees.
Texas Court Resources
Texas Courts Online: The online portal to Texas Judicial pages, including a court directory.
U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas: The Western District of Texas covers an area over 91,000 square miles and comprises seven divisions.
Texas Oil, Gas & Mineral Law Resources
Railroad Commission of Texas: The commission with primary regulatory jurisdiction over the oil and natural gas industry, pipeline transporters, natural gas and hazardous liquid pipeline industry, natural gas utilities, the LP-gas industry and coal and uranium surface mining operations.
Texas General Land Office: The older Texas State agency governing oil and gas activities; efficient use of real property; Recycling, Adopt-A-Beach, Coastal and Oil Spill Prevention and Response programs; economic development through natural gas marketing initiatives and loan programs; and the original Spanish, Mexican and Republic of Texas archives and records, land grants and associated documentation.
Texas Land and Mineral Owners’ Association: A statewide advocacy association of farmers, ranchers and royalty owners which strives to create a business and legal environment that is accommodating to the continued exploration for and production of oil and natural gas.
Texas Mining and Reclamation Association: A connection to people, information and resources in the Texas Mining Industry, working to solidify the needs and opinions of the various mining sectors into one voice on the vital matters of balance between mineral production, environmental protection, economic strength and public welfare.
Texas Natural Resources Information System: Part of the Texas Water Development Board.
Texas Oil and Gas Association: The petroleum trade association in Texas which works to unite the Texas oil and gas industry to work for a common good.
USGS: Texas State Mineral Information.