Alice State Bank v. Houston Pasture Co. - 247 U.S. 240 (1918)


U.S. Supreme Court

Alice State Bank v. Houston Pasture Co., 247 U.S. 240 (1918)

Alice State Bank v. Houston Pasture Company

No. 154

Argued January 24, 1918

Decided June 3, 1918

247 U.S. 240

Syllabus

Upon a review by certiorari, the Court confines its discussion to the matter relied on in procuring the writ.

An enclosure bounded on three sides by a fence and on the fourth by deep water (Nueces Bay) will sustain a claim of adverse possession under Rev.Stats., Texas, Art. 5674, if the other elements -- claim under registered deeds, payment of taxes, pasturing of cattle and exclusion of others -- are also present.

227 F. 1015 reversed.

The case is stated in the opinion.

Page 247 U. S. 241



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