Compton v. Texas Southeastern Gas Co

In Compton v. Texas Southeastern Gas Co., 315 S.W.2d 345 (Tex. Civ. App.--Houston 1st Dist. 1958, writ ref'd n.r.e.), a pipeline easement, which was obtained through condemnation proceedings, specifically included by reference to prior deeds two of three tracts owned by the landowner; however, it omitted the middle tract. 315 S.W.2d at 347-48. The court determined that the metes and bounds description of the right-of-way was sufficient and that the omitted tract was included in the general description clause. Id. at 349. The right-of-way was described as being "all that certain tract or parcel of land lying and being situated in Waller County, Texas, being part of the Justo Liendo 5 Leagues Grant, being part of the two tracts specified by deeds." Id. The Compton court rejected the landowner's contention that the reference to the Justo Liendo 5 Leagues Grant should be ignored and full effect should be given to the description of the two specific tracts.