In Goolsby v. Bush, 172 S.W.2d 758, 761 (Tex. Civ. App.--El Paso 1943, no writ) one of the beneficiaries under a will applied to both probate the will and become an administrator.
The court in Goolsby concluded the application was sufficient to invoke jurisdiction in the particular county because "appointing Gooslby administrator evidenced the exercise of active jurisdiction." Id.