You need to understand that, under Title III, the defendant must have the intent to use the illicit recording to commit a tort of crime beyond the act of recording itself. So be very careful before you record and make sure your intent is not for a criminal purpose or for committing a tort.. recording someone without their knowledge or secretly recording phone conversations or secretly recording someone without their knowledge in Texas. This deals with employees recording their employers without the employers knowledge but applies to most situations where you want to record someone without their knowledge. Every state and situation is different so before you record someone without their knowledge seek legal advice. This video from Roger Davie board certified labor and employment lawyer in El Paso, Texas.