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Yes, Texas is a Community Property State, but Community Property Laws do NOT apply to defined Separate Property.
Separate property is that property which is solely owned by a spouse, and it is generally defined in the Texas Constitution (Article XVI, section 15). Separate property includes property received during marriage by gift or inheritance. Clearly this property fits that definition. Whoever is telling you that you need the Brother-in-law's signature is incorrect. Nevertheless,
The easy solution to this is to go to the Court in the County where the property is located and obtain an Order designating the property as separate.You do this by Petitioning the Court for a "Just and Right" division of property. Since Separate Poperty is Constitutionally Defined the Court can not divest your sister of her property and any claim by the brother-in-law would be deficient.
It would be easiest to have a local real estate attorney draft and submit the Peition. The matter should be relatively simple to resolve and I can not imagine that it would cost much to resolve.
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