All you have to do to know that this little central Texas county has something going on is to take a drive from one end of Robertson county to the next. Fluorescent surveyor ribbons are tied up and down the highways and FM roads. Take a look at the skyline at night and you will see the lighted drill derricks everywhere. Go to the county clerk's office in Franklin..or just go to Franklin and you will see a little town changing overnight. A brand new High school, a motel that stays full and a shortage of affordable housing for the multitude of workers both in the oil and gas fields and the power plant facility currently under construction in the area. I just hope it doesn't change too fast. Franklin has always had a certain a charm about it.
It seems there are lots of folks just waiting to see who will be the next overnight millionaire in Robertson County , Texas. This gas exploration and drilling is far enough advanced that courthouse squabbles are beginning to unfold over who owns what share of the minerals on different parcels. And I have been kept awake at night myself by the lights and noise.
If you are an agent working sales in Robertson county it would be wise to pay attention to the mineral interests now, more than ever when working on a contract. When you list ...ask what the sellers own and if they will let go of any part of their minerals or wish instead to reserve them. In Texas if a seller owns the minerals and doesn't put a reservation in the deed, they will pass with the sale. Just be careful and always consult a qualified attorney in mineral matters.
Have a prosperous week.