First, I am not licensed to practice law in Texas, I am licensed to practice law in Minnesota. Second, I want to be clear that no attorney-client relationship is being formed by this response. I am just providing some thoughts on this issue generally on the basis of my experience and the facts described in the question. All of that being said, I would think that either option would work. A title company in Texas should be able to help you with this as well, and I would suggest that you consider obtaining title insurance - that would be another way of making sure that the form of the deeds you obtained were satisfactory (at least for the purpose of a title insurer issuing a title insurance policy, insuring that you own fee title to the parcel). I would also recommend that you have an attorney review the title, survey, and title insurance commitment before you close on the purchase.