Dear Mr. Ley Va
I am including links to various statutes outlining the rights of royalty owners covering production from lands in the State of Texas.
These statutes can be found in Sections 91.401 to 91.406 of the Natural Resources Code concern the timely payment of royalties. Note that '91.406 provides for minimum damages and recovery of attorney's fees in a successful action to recover past due payments. Section 91.501 to 91.506 of the Natural Resources Code outline the information to which royalty owners are entitled from their payor.
The link to Sec 91.401 - 91.406 is here:
The link to Section 91.501 to 91.506 is here:
If you would like the names of experienced oil and gas attorneys in your area, the State Bar of Texas has a lawyer referral service and can provide a list of lawyers board certified in oil and gas law.
Their address is:
State Bar of Texas
P.O. Box 12487 Capitol Station
Austin, Texas 78711