I don't understand what you mean by "he did do the paperwork, to do so and will bypass probate." Do you mean your father executed a deed so that the home will pass automatically to your brother? If this is the case the simple and relatively careless answer is that it makes no sense to do a probate for the beat up furniture.
BUT, VERY IMPORTANTLY, you or your brother should consult with a Texas lawyer to learn if the creditors can go after the home, and if so, is there a chance of defeating these creditors in a probate proceeding. I have a link to my Nevada probate website on creditors' claims and Texas probably has a similar procedure which is why you need to talk to a Texas lawyer.