TSCRA Special Rangers Harold Dempsey and Dean Bohannon arrested an Oklahoma man on Friday after catching the suspect in the act of stealing cattle from a Dalhart livestock auction. Surveillance on a livestock auction that had been losing cattle revealed Dannie Talcott, 63, of Guymon, loading more cattle from a … Read More

KAGS News, the NBC affiliate in the Brazos Valley, talked to TSCRA Special Ranger Brent Mast and Brazos Valley Livestock General Manager Scott Scarmardo about cattle theft, rural crime and how to prevent becoming a victim. Read more and watch the video at KAGS…

After last week’s welcome rains and improvements to short-term dryness and drought in Texas, lingering precipitation from the departing storm system early in the week brought another 0.5-2 inches of rain to northern, eastern, and southeastern Texas, and southeastern Oklahoma, while the Texas Panhandle received 0.1-0.3 inches. Mostly dry weather … Read More

TSCRA Special Ranger Marvin Wills, Dist. 15 in south Central Texas, reports 16 head of yearlings missing from a property near Marlin in Falls County. The cattle are multi-colored and have a connected HF brand on the left hip. If you have any information regarding this case, please call Special … Read More

Stacie Laine Soape, 44, of Carthage, was sentenced to 12 years in prison on Monday after pleading guilty to her involvement in the theft of 12 head of cattle and ranching equipment from a Harrison County rancher in 2014. A second person involved in the theft was convicted in a … Read More

After early-week heat, increasingly wet weather resulted in a significant reduction of Abnormal Dryness (D0) and Moderate Drought (D1) over much of the region. Early in the period, daytime highs topped 80°F across Texas and Oklahoma, with readings touching 90°F over the southern High Plains and Deep South Texas. While … Read More

TSCRA Special Ranger Troy McKinney, Dist. 11 in North Texas, reports the theft of 2 saddles from a property in Cooke County near Gainesville. Some time between Feb. 17 and 19 a thief or thieves stole 2 Marty Byrd 14-inch barrel saddles. The had roughout seats and fenders with … Read More

Michael Duane Nettles, 32, of Carthage, was sentenced on Thursday to 35 years in prison after a jury trial for his involvement with the Sept. 30, 2014, theft of 12 head of cattle and ranching equipment from a Harrison County rancher.

Increasingly warm, locally hot weather coupled with a lack of rain resulted in rapidly increasing Abnormal Dryness (D0) and Moderate Drought (D1) over much of central and southern Texas. Temperatures averaged locally more than 10°F above normal, with daytime highs topping 80°F across much of the state; readings eclipsed 90°F … Read More

TSCRA Special Ranger Toney Hurley, Sulphur Springs Police Det. Bo Fox, Lt. Rusty Stillwagoner and Seagoville Police Department authorities arrested Christopher Brandon Garcia, 32, of Balch Springs, and Dustin Kyle Garcia, 33, of Mesquite, on Thursday. The men are suspected to have ties to the theft of numerous all-terrain vehicles … Read More