The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing food safety recommendations for those who may be impacted by flooding in Texas. The National Weather Service has issued flood warnings and flash flood watches throughout portions of central and northern Texas. These areas are expected … Read More

If you have cattle in low lying areas, particularly along river basins, please move your livestock to higher ground now! We have received reports of stranded cattle from the Texas Animal Health Commission, which leads Texas’ animal response efforts to natural disasters. Those cattle are along the Trinity River in Walker County, … Read More

Due to flooding in Central Texas, Thursday’s ranch gathering in Fredericksburg has been canceled. Some areas have received up to 12 inches of rain with more on the way, resulting in high water on roads and washed-out bridges. The safety of our members, friends, guests and neighbors is foremost, so … Read More

Gov. Greg Abbott issued a State Disaster Declaration Tuesday for 18 Texas counties impacted by recent severe weather and flooding that has caused widespread property damage, and threatened loss of life. Counties included in the disaster declaration are Bastrop, Burnet, Colorado, Fayette, Hood, Jim Wells, Kerr, Kimble, La Salle, Live … Read More

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has designated three Texas counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Panola, Rusk and Zapata counties who suffered losses due to a recent drought may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans. Producers in the contiguous counties of … Read More

Gov. Mary Fallin declared a state of emergency Tuesday for all 77 Oklahoma counties due to flooding, severe storms, tornadoes, and straight-line winds that have struck the state since Friday, Oct. 5. The storm system has delivered widespread heavy rain and high winds across much of the state since then, … Read More

Governor Greg Abbott issued a State Disaster Declaration on Sept. 28 for Ellis, Sutton and Tarrant counties in North Texas due to impacts by severe weather and flooding. Read more…

The public review and comment period for the Texas Water Development Board’s (TWDB) Draft State Flood Assessment is now open until Oct. 3. The public is encouraged to participate in the final opportunity to contribute to the flood assessment in three ways: submit comments by email or in writing, or … Read More

Hurricane Harvey hit the J.D. Hudgins Ranch in Hungerford one year ago. Now Coleman Locke, ranch president, and John Locke, managing partner, reflect on the help and support of family and friends, awe for their animals, and Harvey’s ultimate lesson one year later. -Fox26 Houston Read more…

This week TSCRA Government and Public Affairs staff have been preparing for the annual policy conference next week in Bastrop. Other activities included meeting with state legislators and staff concerning eminent domain and monitoring an injunction issued this week preventing the implementation of the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule … Read More