It’s a crime as old as the state of Texas. And, for more than a century, a special group of rangers has made catching cattle rustlers their mission. In bygone days, their prey roamed the vast rural expanses of Texas where cattle drives provided a tempting target for the rustlers. … Read More

Precipitation in Texas was much above normal in the western portion of the state for the 7-day period, with totals approaching 500 percent of normal. Read more…

An Ada, Okla. man surrendered to authorities at the Pontotoc County jail Thursday on charges stemming from an investigation of cattle sold on the Internet. The suspect was charged with obtaining merchandise or money by false pretenses. TSCRA Special Ranger Bart Perrier and Oklahoma Department of Agriculture Special Agent Ricky … Read More

Multiple rounds of heavy rain drenched the western Gulf Coast region, but only spotty showers dotted the southern High Plains. As a result, there was a marked difference between dryness/drought eradication in much of southern and eastern Texas and drought intensification across western Texas and eastern New Mexico.┬áRead more…

TSCRA Special Ranger Troy McKinney, Dist. 11 in North Texas, reports a ranch horse was shot and killed in Cooke County within the Gainesville city limits. Some time in the evening of Aug. 22 or early morning of Aug. 23 a palomino gelding was shot and killed at the New … Read More

TSCRA Special Ranger Bart Perrier, Dist. 4 in Southeast Oklahoma, reports more than 3 dozen head of cattle missing some time between July 15 and Aug. 15 from a pasture near Tishomingo in Johnson County. Missing are 5 heavy-bred black 2-year-old heifers; 11 assorted black, smoke and Charolais-type crossbred … Read More

TSCRA Special Ranger John Cummings recovered a tractor Aug. 15 that was stolen this past January from a rancher in Nowata. A local man had spotted the tractor in a pasture west of Nowata and thought the circumstances were suspicious. After the man took some photographs of the tractor … Read More

Cody Joseph Porter, 31, Sperry, Okla., was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison for knowingly concealing stolen cattle at his home in Sperry, Okla. Porter was the suspect in the theft of calves from three victims and was arrested on four counts of knowingly concealing stolen cattle on July … Read More

TSCRA Special Ranger John Cummings, Dist. 5 in northeast Oklahoma, reports the theft of a John Deere tractor, mower and 18-foot bumper pull trailer from a property near Coweta in Wagoner County. Some time after Aug. 4 a thief or thieves cut multiple locks to steal a 2013 John Deere … Read More

TSCRA Special Ranger Bart Perrier, Dist. 4, reports two sets of calves missing from different properties in Johnston County in southeast Oklahoma. Read more…