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East Texas Title Companies

For Landmen

East Texas Title Companies offers a unique blend of services to Landmen and the Oil and Gas Industry. From our online abstract plants to tax certificates to attorneys on staff to help with title opinions and other questions, we are poised to be your one-stop shop in the counties we serve. And keep checking back – we have more counties coming soon!

RecordsOnline – Work county records under the radar with East Texas Title Companies’ user-friendly, proprietary database that allows you to check records online in the thirteen counties we serve. Unlike other web-based offerings, RecordsOnline offers complete abstract plants at your fingertips – many times back to sovereignty! And it’s geographically indexed so you don't waste time looking at irrelevant documents. Click here to learn more about RecordsOnline.

Title Searches and Tax Certificates – It seems that something always comes up just before you send in a runsheet or Mineral Ownership Report. From quick turnaround on tax certificates to last minute title searches and copies, East Texas Tax & Land is here to deliver! Make your request online at

Oil, Gas & Energy Resources Law FAQs - Celia Flowers sits on the Texas Title Examination Standards Board which formulates and amends title examination standards for oil, gas and energy resources. This FAQ was published by the Board to answer questions related to adverse possession, mineral conveyances, mineral ownership, division orders, escheat, intestate succession and probate, joint ownership and oil, gas and mineral leases. A must-have for any landman.

Training and SeminarsCelia C. Flowers, Attorney-at-Law, is Owner of East Texas Title Companies and Partner in the Flowers Davis, PLLC law firm. She is Board Certified in both Real Estate Law and Oil and Gas Law, as well as Civil Litigation, by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Before entering law school, she worked as a landman for approximately ten years. At client request, she has developed and delivered State Bar of Texas and AAPL-approved courses covering such topics as Right-of-Way and Working Interest. To find an upcoming course near you, check out our Events Calendar.  View a recent presentation to the ETAPL here.

Ask an AttorneyFlowers Davis, PLLC prepares Title Opinions, acquires easements through condemnation, issues Temporary Restraining Orders, defends surface damage issues, and litigates other oil and gas contract issues for a variety of oil and gas clients. The Firm is available to answer questions from field landmen and brokers when they are also representing the client on legal issues.

Professional Organizations for Landmen:
American Association of Petroleum Landmen (AAPL) – national landman association, sets ethics and educational standards for the industry 
Texas Association of Petroleum Landmen (TAL) – focused on statewide issues 
East Texas Association of Petroleum Landmen 
Dallas Association of Petroleum Landmen 
Fort Worth Association of Petroleum Landmen 
Austin Professional Landmen’s Association 
Houston Association of Petroleum Landmen 
Texas Mineral Land Association - represents the surface mining land industry in Texas

Tools for Landmen:
Texas Railroad Commission - research oil & gas production, drilling permits, well records, gas utility and pipeline information and other related queries.  
Landman Connection – networking site for information, jobs, etc. - job posting site for companies and landmen
Spokeo – people search engine that organizes vast quantities of white-pages listings, social information, and other people-related data from a large variety of public sources. Subscription required.
Ancestry – build family trees using historical data such as census, military records, and vital records.  Subscription required.