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TSCRA News Release: Authorities Seeking Information on Heifers and Trailer Recovered in Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Stolen_Abandoned_Cattle
June 23, 2016
Contact: Laramie Adams, 512-922-7328

Fort Worth, Texas – Texas and Louisiana law enforcement authorities are seeking information on an abandoned trailer containing 18 Brangus heifers found between Baton Rouge and New Orleans on Monday.   

The Louisiana Brand Commission is in possession of the 18 head of fancy black Brangus influenced heifers weighing between 650 to 750 pounds each and a gray cattle trailer with a white canvas top. The cattle and trailer were abandoned along the side of I-12 between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. The heifers have red numbered Z tags in their ear. The trailer they were abandoned in is a gray 24 foot 1997 Circle W with a white canvas top.

If you have any information on these cattle or trailer please contact Inv. E.B. Thompson with the Louisiana Dept. of Agriculture at 985-517-2772 or Larry Gray, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) executive director of law enforcement and theft prevention, at 1-800 242-7820.

 

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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 139-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: Authorities Seeking Information on Theft of Two ATVs in Medina County

For Immediate Release:
June 21, 2016
Contact: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

Medina County, Texas – Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Ranger Robin Clark and Medina County Sheriff’s Department authorities are seeking information leading to the arrest or indictment of a suspect or suspects involved . . . → Read More:

TSCRA Supports Ranchers in Efforts to Control Fever Tick

TSCRA CATTLEMEN’S COLUMN
For Immediate Release:
June 10, 2016
Contact: Laramie Adams, 512-922-7328

By: J.D. Cage, chair, TSCRA Fever Tick Subcommittee

Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) leaders and staff have heard from many members and ranchers regarding the recent spread of fever ticks in South . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: TSCRA to Host Summer Meeting June 16-18 in Montgomery

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 3, 2016
Contact: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

Fort Worth, Texas – Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) is hosting its annual TSCRA Summer Meeting June 16-18 at La Torretta Resort and Spa in Montgomery, Texas. The meeting will serve as an opportunity for cattle raisers . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: TSCRA Applauds Texas Supreme Court Ruling on Coyote Lake Ranch Case

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 27, 2016
Contact: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

Fort Worth, Texas – Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) today applauded the Texas Supreme Court for ruling in favor of Coyote Lake Ranch, LLC in their case against The City of Lubbock. The Supreme Court ruled the accommodation . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: Burlington Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Cattle Theft

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 25, 2016
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

Cameron, Texas – A Milam County judge today sentenced William James Crenan, 59, Burlington, Texas, to 15 years in prison for stealing over 100 head of cattle from an El Paso, Texas rancher who was running cattle on Crenan’s . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: TSCRA Submits Comments on USDA-APHIS Brucellosis and Tuberculosis Rule Proposal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
MAY 17, 2016
CONTACT: LARAMIE ADAMS
CELL: 512-922-7328 

Fort Worth, Texas – Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) submitted comments Monday expressing concerns with the United States Department of Agriculture – Animal Plant Health Inspection Service’s (USDA-APHIS) rule proposal regarding the agency’s updated provisions on Brucellosis and . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: TSCRA Statement on Administration’s Decision to Drop Appeal on Lesser Prairie-Chicken

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 11, 2016
CONTACT: Laramie Adams 512-922-7328

Fort Worth, Texas – Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) president Richard Thorpe today made the following statement on the Obama administration’s decision to drop their appeal on a federal district court’s decision to delist the lesser prairie-chicken (LPC) as a threatened . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: Burlington Man Found Guilty of Stealing Over 100 Head of Cattle

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 6, 2016
Contact: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

Cameron, Texas – A Milam County jury today found William James Crenan, 59, Burlington, Texas, guilty of theft of $100,000 to $200,000 from an elderly person after he stole over 100 head of cattle from an El Paso rancher . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: Claremore Man Arrested for Cattle Theft

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 3, 2016
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

Claremore, Okla. – A Claremore, Okla. man was arrested Saturday in Rogers County on a felony warrant for two counts of larceny of livestock after stealing six calves from a rancher in Rogers County.

TSCRA Special Ranger . . . → Read More:

TSCRA Cattlemen’s Column: The Condemnation Process – Not a Willing Buyer, Willing Seller Transaction

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 28, 2016
Contact: Laramie Adams, cell: 512-922-7328

By Leslie Kinsel, TSCRA director, with Laramie Adams, TSCRA director of public affairs

There are many stories of citizens’ land being condemned by public or private entities using the power of eminent domain, and the stories are generally not good. When . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: Authorities Searching for Suspects in Cherokee County Equipment Theft Case

Bullard, Texas – Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Ranger Jimmy Dickson and authorities with the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office are seeking information on the theft of a skid steer worth approximately $45,000 from Kiepersol Enterprises located in Bullard, Texas.

According to Dickson, the theft occurred between April 1, 2016 and April . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: Two Oklahoma Men Arrested for Cattle Theft

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 15, 2016
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

Sayre, Oklahoma – Two Oklahoma men were arrested Monday in Beckham County and charged with larceny of domestic animals and knowingly concealing stolen property after stealing a total of 22 cattle from an Oklahoma rancher and a Texas Rancher.

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TSCRA News Release: TSCRA Submits Comments on TAHC Rule Proposal on Fever Ticks

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 15, 2016
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
512-922-7328

Fort Worth, Texas – The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) submitted comments on Monday to the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) regarding the TAHC’s proposal to amend §41.8 of the Texas Administrative Code relating to the dipping, treatment and . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: TSCRA Leaders Travel to Washington to Discuss Trade and Other Topics

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 12, 2016
Contact: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

Livestock Organizations Submit TPP Letter to Congress 

Fort Worth, Texas – Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) leaders and staff will be in Washington, D.C. this week making visits to Congressional offices to discuss the . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: Winters Rancher to Serve as TSCRA President

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 11, 2016
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
CELL: 512-922-7328

New Leaders Elected 

Fort Worth, Texas – The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) announced Richard Thorpe, Winters, as their new president today during the closing session of the 139th annual Cattle Raisers Convention.

Thorpe was . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: TSCRA Special Ranger Locates Carthage Cattle Thief in Ohio

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
APRIL 7, 2016
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
CELL: 512-922-7328

TSCRA Operation Cow Thief Hotline Tip Assists in Arrest of Suspect

Carthage, Texas – Marvell Galloway, 60, of Carthage, Texas was arrested Tuesday in Sandusky, Ohio after Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Ranger Larry Hand received . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: Bonham Man Arrested for Theft of Livestock

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
APRIL 1, 2016
CONTAT: LARAMIE ADAMS
CELL: 512-922-7328

Bonham, Texas – A Bonham, Texas man was arrested Wednesday at his residence for third degree felony theft of livestock after writing worthless checks to purchase cattle.

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

TSCRA News Release: Authorities Searching for Suspected East Texas Cattle Thief

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
MARCH 30, 2016
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  hotline for information leading to the arrest of an East Texas man who stole . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: TSCRA Special Rangers Catch Man in the Act of Stealing Cattle

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 10, 2016
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
CELL: 512-922-7328

Dalhart, Texas – Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Rangers Harold Dempsey and Dean Bohannon arrested a Guymon, Okla. man on Friday after catching the suspect in the act of stealing cattle from a Dalhart, . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: Carthage Cattle Thief Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 1, 2016
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
CELL: 512-922-7328

Second Conviction in Carthage Cattle Theft Ring 

Marshall, Texas – A Carthage, Texas woman was sentenced to 12 years in prison on Monday after pleading guilty to her involvement with the Sept. 30, 2014 theft of 12 head of . . . → Read More:

TSCRA Cattlemen’s Column: TSCRA Remains Active on State Issues During Interim

By: Pete Bonds, President, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) 

The 85th Texas legislative session will convene on January 10, 2017 in Austin. This date may seem like a long time from now, however it will be here before we know it. We must keep in mind that pre-filing of legislation starts in . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: Carthage Cattle Thief Sentenced to 35 Years in Prison

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Feb. 18, 2016
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
CELL: 512-922-7328

Marshall, Texas – A Carthage, Texas man today was sentenced 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 . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: Two More Arrests Made in ATV Theft Ring

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Feb. 16, 2016
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
CELL: 512-922-7328

Sulphur Springs, Texas – Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Special Ranger Toney Hurley, Sulphur Springs Police Det. Bo Fox, Lt. Rusty Stillwagoner and Seagoville Police Department authorities arrested two more suspects on Thursday who are connected to the . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: Authorities Seeking Information on Freestone County Thefts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Feb. 12, 2016
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
CELL: 512-922-7328

Donie, Texas – Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Ranger Jimmy Dickson and local authorities are seeking information leading to the arrest or indictment of a suspect or suspects involved in the theft of cattle and equipment in . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: Peter Zeihan to Keynote Cattle Raisers Convention Opening General Session

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Feb. 10, 2016
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

Fort Worth, Texas – The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) today announced Peter Zeihan, geopolitical strategist and author of “The Accidental Superpower: The Next Generation of American Preeminence and the Coming Global Disorder,” will deliver remarks on Saturday, . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: Convicted Cattle Thief Sentenced to 30 years in Prison

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Feb. 4, 2016
Contact: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

Coleman, Texas – Clinton Easter, 47, of Eastland County, was convicted on Thurs. Jan. 28 of two first degree felony cattle theft charges in Coleman County and sentenced to 30 years in prison. He will serve 30 years confinement . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: Seven out of Possibly 22 Suspects Arrested in ATV Theft Ring

FOR IMMIEDIATE RELEASE
Jan. 1, 2016
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
CELL: 512-922-7328

Sulphur Springs, Texas – Seven out of possibly 22 suspects involved in an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) theft ring were arrested in January 2016 on charges of organized criminal activity after allegedly stealing ATVs in Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma. Texas and . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: Plainview Man Arrested for Theft of Six Calves

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Jan. 29, 2016
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

Plainview, Texas – A Plainview, Texas man was arrested Friday, Jan. 22 and charged with one count of third degree felony theft of livestock after stealing a calf from the Plainview Rodeo Arena. After the arrest was made, the suspect was . . . → Read More:

TSCRA Cattlemen’s Column: 2015 Dietary Guidelines Reaffirm Beef’s Role in a Healthy Diet

By: Dr. Richard Thorpe, First Vice President, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA)

On Jan. 7, The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) released the final version of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The report comes after the agencies deliberated over a year on . . . → Read More: