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TSCRA News Release: Eastern Oklahoma Man Pleads No Contest on Larceny of Cattle Charge

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Aug. 28, 2015
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
CELL: 512-922-7328

Stilwell, Okla. – An eastern Oklahoma man pleaded no contest to the charge of felony larceny of cattle Tuesday after stealing and selling four heifers from an Adair County, Okla. rancher. Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Ranger Bart Perrier led the investigation.  

According to Perrier, the suspect, Jay David Fuson, 25, of Stilwell, Okla. was convicted after he reportedly stole four heifers on Sept. 19, 2014 from the victim, a rancher near Christie, Okla. Fuson stole the heifers out of a set of locked pens on the victim’s ranch. The following day Fuson transported the cattle to the Tahlequah Livestock Auction, where he attempted to sell them under two different subject’s names.  

The victim was attending the livestock sale when his cattle were being sold and he was able to stop the sale, identify and recover three of the four heifers that were being sold. All of the heifers were ear notched, which aided in their identification and recovery. The three stolen heifers have been returned to the victim. One heifer was unable to be recovered because it sold before being identified as stolen.  

Fuson pleaded no contest to a five year deferred sentence, which includes a $500 fine, $2,409.60 in restitution and $938.50 in court costs.    

“This case highlights the importance of branding and marking livestock. It is an invaluable tool for law enforcement to quickly locate, identify and recover stolen livestock,” said Perrier.   

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TSCRA has 30 special rangers stationed strategically throughout Texas and Oklahoma who have in-depth knowledge of the cattle industry and are trained in all facets of law enforcement. All are commissioned as Special Rangers by the Texas Department of Public Safety and/or the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. 

TSCRA is a 138-year-old trade association and is the largest and oldest livestock organization based in Texas. TSCRA has more than 17,000 beef cattle operations, ranching families and businesses as members. These members represent approximately 50,000 individuals directly involved in ranching and beef production who manage 4 million head of cattle on 76 million acres of range and pasture land primarily in Texas and Oklahoma, but throughout the Southwest.

 

TSCRA News Release: TSCRA Statement on North Dakota Federal Court Ruling on WOTUS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Aug. 28, 2015
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328 

Fort Worth, Texas – Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) President Pete Bonds today made the following statement on the North Dakota federal court decision on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule:

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TSCRA News Release: Henryetta Man Arrested for Seven Counts of Cattle Theft

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Aug. 27, 2015
Contact: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328 

Okemah, Okla. – A Henryetta, Okla. man surrendered to authorities Wed. and was charged with seven felony counts of larceny of livestock after stealing seven calves from an Okfuskee County, Okla. rancher.

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TSCRA News Release: TSCRA to Host Policy Conference in San Antonio

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Aug. 19, 2015
Contact: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

Fort Worth, Texas – The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) will host its annual Policy Conference Sept. 23-25 at the Westin Riverwalk Hotel in San Antonio, Texas.

The conference will offer TSCRA members the opportunity to participate in . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: Local Ranching Event Scheduled Sept. 10 in Seymour

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Aug. 18, 2015
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

Fort Worth, Texas – The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) will host a ranch gathering Thurs. Sept. 10 at the Cliff Styles Activity Center in Seymour, Texas. Registration will begin at 6:00 p.m. followed by a complimentary . . . → Read More:

TSCRA Cattlemen’s Column: Government Intrusion at Its Worst

TSCRA Cattlemen’s Column
Aug. 17, 2015
Contact: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

By: Leslie Kinsel, chair, TSCRA Legislative and Tax Committee, with Laramie Adams, TSCRA director of public affairs

My husband and I have been ranching in South Texas for many years, and we have worked hard to care for the land . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: Freestone County Woman Surrenders to Authorities for Theft of Livestock

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
August, 12, 2015
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
CELL: 512-922-7328

Freestone, Texas – Sharon Nehring, also known as Sharon Jacoby, 57, of Freestone County, Texas, surrendered to authorities  Tuesday and was charged with felony theft of livestock.

Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Ranger Jimmy Dickson and authorities . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: Arkansas Cattle Thief Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Aug. 5, 2015
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
CELL: 512-922-7328 

Carthage, Texas – A Camden, Ark. man was sentenced to 10 years in prison today by the Panola County Court Judge after being found guilty of stealing cattle and ranching equipment across Texas and Arkansas.

In Dec. 2014, Levi Boyd, . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: Duncan Serving as TSCRA Special Ranger in West Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
July 30, 2015
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328Fort Worth, Texas – Former Texas Department of Public Safety (TxDPS) Texas Ranger David Duncan, of Fort Davis, Texas, is serving the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) as a Special Ranger for District 18.

Duncan replaced TSCRA Special Ranger Mike . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: Sperry Man Arrested for Possession of Stolen Cattle

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
July 29, 2015
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

Sperry, Okla. – A Sperry, Okla. man was arrested Saturday and charged with four counts of knowingly concealing stolen cattle at his home located in Sperry, Okla. after stealing calves from three different victims.

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TSCRA News Release: North Texas Man Arrested for First Degree Theft of Livestock

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
July 29, 201
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

Perrin, Texas – A Perrin, Texas man was arrested and charged with first degree felony theft of livestock of over $200,000 on Friday after stealing steers from a Nebraska rancher.

Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Ranger . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: TSCRA Special Rangers Searching for Suspected Thief

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
JULY 27, 2015
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
CELL: 512-922-7328

Fort Worth, Texas – A $500 reward has been offered through the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Operation Cow Thief for information leading to the arrest of Sharon Lynn Nehring, also known as Sharon Jacoby of Freestone County, . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: TSCRA Welcomes New Special Ranger to Oklahoma

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
July 22, 2015
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
CELL: 512-922-7328

Fort Worth, Texas – Former Task Force Officer (TFO) of the Oklahoma City Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) District Office, Brett Wellden, Guthrie, Okla. native, has joined the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) as a Special Ranger for . . . → Read More:

TSCRA Cattlemen’s Column: TSCRA Reflects on 84th Texas Legislative Session

TSCRA CATTLEMEN’S COLUMN
CONACT: LARAMIE ADAMS, 512-922-7328

By Pete Bonds, president, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association

This year started off on a busy note as the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) tracked legislation and worked with state elected officials and staff during the 84th Texas Legislative Session, which convened Jan. . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: Stephenville Man Arrested for Theft of 210 Head of Cattle and 30 Horses

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 17, 2015
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
CELL: 512-922-7328

Stephenville, Texas – A Stephenville, Texas man was arrested Tuesday and charged with misapplication of fiduciary property of over $200,000 after he stole 210 head of cattle and 30 horses from an Odessa, Texas rancher.  

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TSCRA News Release: Two Coryell County Men Charged with Theft of Livestock

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 16, 2015
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

Gatesville, Texas – Two Coryell County men were charged with theft of livestock Monday after stealing two bulls from a rancher located south of Gatesville, Texas.  

Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Ranger Marvin Wills led . . . → Read More:

TSCRA to Host Summer Meeting June 25-27 in Galveston

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
JUNE 12, 2015
CONTACT: LARAMIE ADAMS
CELL: 512-922-7328

Fort Worth, Texas – The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) is hosting its annual Summer Meeting June 25-27 at the Moody Gardens in Galveston, Texas. The meeting will serve as an opportunity . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: Eastland County Man Arrested For Theft of Livestock, Guns and Ranching Equipment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 10, 2015
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
CELL: 512-922-7328

Eastland, Texas – An Eastland County Man was arrested today after stealing numerous head of livestock, trailers, guns and miscellaneous ranching equipment from numerous victims in multiple central Texas counties.

Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Rangers . . . → Read More:

TSCRA Cattlemen’s Column: Death Tax Adversely Affects Domestic Economy

CONTACT: LARAMIE ADAMS, 512-922-7328

By: Robert McKnight, second vice president, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association

The federal estate tax, also known as the death tax, is a levy on the transfer of the estate of a deceased property owner. The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) doesn’t . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: North Richland Hills Man Arrested For Stealing 144 Head of Cattle

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 5, 2015
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

Boyd, Texas – A North Richland Hills, Texas man turned himself into authorities and was charged with third degree felony theft of livestock and second degree felony theft of livestock from the elderly on May 4 after stealing 144 head of cattle . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: TSCRA Statement on Finalized EPA Water Rule

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May, 27, 2015
CONTACT: LARAMIE ADAMS
CELL: 512-922-7328

Fort Worth, Texas – Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) President Pete Bonds today made the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized its Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. The Agency . . . → Read More:

TSCRA Cattlemen’s Column: Texas Central Railway Raises Concerns on Use of Eminent Domain

CATTLEMEN’S COLUMN:
May 26, 2015
Contact: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

By Pete Bonds, president, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association

In 1933, my father bought land in Saginaw, Texas, and I have been ranching on it since the age of 18. This property is also where I raised my . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: TSCRA Submits Comments Opposing 2015 DGAC Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
MAY 8, 2015
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
CELL: 512-922-7328

Fort Worth, Texas – The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association today submitted comments opposing the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s (DGAC) report, which encourages Americans to consume less beef. The report provides recommendations for the United . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: Fourth Suspect Arrested in Harrison County Cattle Theft Case

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 8, 2015
Contact: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

Marshall, Texas – A fourth suspect was arrested on Sunday and charged with third degree felony theft of livestock after helping three . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: Fairfax Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Cattle Theft

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
MAY 7, 2015
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

Pawhuska, Okla. – A Fairfax, Okla., man was convicted and sentenced to 10 years in prison on Wed. after pleading guilty to stealing seven head of cattle from the Bledsoe Ranch, located near Ralston, Okla., on Dec. 18, 2014.  

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TSCRA News Release: Two North Texas Men Arrested and Charged with Horse Theft

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 29, 2015
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

Bowie, Texas – Two North Texas men were arrested and charged with third degree theft of livestock on April 17 and April 20 after they stole three horses from a man at the Bowie Livestock Auction in Bowie, Texas.  

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TSCRA News Release: Authorities Seeking Information on Comanche County Cattle Theft

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 27, 2015
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

Comanche, Texas – Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Special Ranger H.D. Brittain is seeking information on the theft of 10 pair of black and black baldy cattle stolen from a rancher in Comanche, Texas on April 9.  

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TSCRA Cattlemen’s Column: Texas Water Shortage Spurs Legislative Concern

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April, 21, 2015
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

By Jay Evans, Chair of TSCRA Natural Resources and Environment Committee

Ranching in South and West Texas will naturally expose a person to drought. I have always tried to understand how precious water is across . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: Rockwood Man Sentenced 15 years in Prison after Stealing Cattle

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 17, 2015
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

Coleman, Texas – A Rockwood, Texas man was arrested and charged with second degree theft of livestock and sentenced to 15 years in prison on Feb. 2 after stealing $3,000 worth of cattle from a rancher located in Coleman, Texas.  

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TSCRA News Release: TSCRA Statement on House Passage of Death Tax Repeal Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April, 16, 2015
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328 

Fort Worth, Texas – Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Second Vice President Robert McKnight, a rancher from Fort Davis, Texas, today made the following statement after the United States House of Representatives passed H.R. 1105, the . . . → Read More: