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Basically, shoreline erosion adversely affects the neighbor's freehold. The erosion changes his ownership in that he loses title to the eroded portion of his land. So, you will need to look at a survey of the land to see what he and you now own. You may want to read this for more info. I am not finding any Texas law that places a duty on the neighbor to protect your land from natural erosion. This in turn leads me to believe that you will need his permission to put down the rip-rap if it is going to be on his property.