SHELBY COUNTY, TX (KTRE) – It's a hot topic in Shelby County. Many residents are preparing for mineral rights owners to drill for oil on their property.
Even though residents own the land, it doesn't necessarily mean they own the rights to the minerals beneath the ground. Now, residents are looking at how to get a fair deal.
"If they do drill and they put you in production then you're tied to that as long as it's in production," said Lane Dunn, with Agrilife Extension Office of Shelby County. "So, it can affect not only you, but your kids and maybe your grand kids."
A lawyer from the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University will speak at Center High School Cafeteria on Thursday from 6-9 p.m. to give advice to property owners. It costs $20.
For more information call Dunn at 936-598-7744.