Lease/option in Texas

I have heard it both ways. You can or you can’t. Does anyone know. If you do, if you can supply the proof, that would be greatly appreciated.

There are ways to do it legally I’ve been told, for instance, having the option period <180 days and renewing it, or owning the property free-n-clear. I’ve also heard of people who still fo L/O’s and keep their fingers crossed no one calls them out on it.