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

Hoxie_rFOR 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.  

Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Rangers Kenny Wadsworth and Wayne Goodman led the investigation and TSCRA Special Ranger Harold Dempsey and the Erath County Sheriff’s Department assisted.  

According to Goodman, the victim, a rancher from Odessa, Texas, had an injury that resulted in a life threatening blood disease, and he was not expected to live. The suspect Asher Quinn Hoxie, 38, of Stephenville, Texas and his wife told the victim they would take care of the cows and horses while the victim was unable to care for them.  

The investigation, which began in March, revealed that Hoxie actually sold all of the victim’s cattle and horses in 2012, instead of taking care of them like he had promised. The total added up to 210 head of cows and 30 horses and they are all valued at over $200,000.  

Wadsworth arrested Hoxie Tuesday in Stephenville, Texas and the suspect was charged with misapplication of fiduciary property of over $200,000. Hoxie is being held on a $500,000 bond and authorities are currently attempting to locate the stolen cattle and horses. More charges are expected to be filed on Hoxie.  

Additionally, this is an ongoing investigation and more arrests are expected to be made.  

TSCRA would like to thank the Erath County Sheriff’s department for their assistance with this investigation.  

“With the teamwork between TSCRA Special Rangers and local authorities, another thief was arrested,” said Goodman. “I appreciate the Erath County Sheriff’s Department for their assistance. I always encourage ranchers to brand their cattle and report suspicious activity taking place on their property to their local law enforcement as soon as possible.”  

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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 16,500 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: 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

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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

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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

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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.  

Texas and Southwestern Cattle . . . → Read More:

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.  

The . . . → Read More:

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:

TSCRA News Release: Hugo Man Arrested and Charged for Larceny of Livestock

Madill, Okla. – A Hugo, Okla. man was arrested and charged with larceny of livestock on Friday for stealing cattle on two separate occasions from the Watkins Ranch, located in Madill, Okla.  

Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Special Ranger Bart Perrier led the investigation and TSCRA Special Ranger Troy McKinney . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: New Leaders Elected at 138th Cattle Raisers Convention

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Contact: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

Fort Worth, Texas – The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) elected new members to their board of directors at the 138th Cattle Raisers Convention, which took place March 27-29. Cattle Raisers set a new record at their Convention with more than 3,700 . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: Falls County Man Arrested for Third Degree Theft of Property

Marlin, Texas – A Marlin, Texas man was arrested Friday, March 6 and charged with third degree theft of property after stealing $34,000 worth of ranching equipment and other items from a Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association member located in Marlin, Texas.  

Falls County Chief Deputy Kenneth Vanek, Falls County . . . → Read More:

TSCRA Cattlemen’s Column: Cattle Health Should Remain Top Priority for Ranchers

By: Tom Haynie, TSCRA Director and Animal Health Committee Chair

As the State of Texas continues dealing with violence and other critical issues along the Texas-Mexico border, the threat of an animal disease and parasite outbreak continues to grow. Cattle are constantly being transported into Texas, and the lack of proper . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: Authorities Seeking Information on Theft of Livestock at Braum’s Farms

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 2, 2014
Contact: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328 

Braum’s Theft Release (SPANISH) – Follet, Texas

Follett, Texas – Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Special Ranger Ben Eggleston is seeking information on the theft of 1,121 head of Holstein/Jersey cross steer calves . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: Authorities Seeking Information on Horse Theft at Presidio USDA Facility

FOR IMMEDIATE RELASE:
Feb. 27, 2015
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

RELEASE (SPANISH)- Presido Case

Presidio, Texas – Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Special Ranger Mike Barr is seeking information on the theft of three horses and one mule . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: Hardeman County Man Sentenced after Convicted of Theft of Livestock

Wichita Falls, Texas – A Chillicothe, Texas man was sentenced with restitution Tues., Feb. 17 after pleading guilty to third degree theft of livestock and two counts of hindering a secured creditor. Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Special Ranger Scott Williamson led the investigation. The Wilbarger County District Attorney Staley . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: TSCRA Statement on 2015 Dietary Guideline Recommendations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Feb. 20, 2015
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328 

Fort Worth, Texas – The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Thursday released their 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s (DGAC) report, which recommends that Americans consume . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: Denver City Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Offense Theft of Livestock

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
FEB. 12, 2015
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

Fort Worth, Texas – A Denver City, Texas man pleaded guilty on Tuesday to a federal offense of theft of livestock after he lied to a federal agent claiming ownership of cattle that were not his.

Texas and . . . → Read More:

TSCRA Cattlemen’s Column: Nutritional Value Lacking from Proposed Dietary Guidelines

CONTACT: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328 

By: Claudia Scott Wright, TSCRA Director and Association Promotion Committee Chair  

Every five years the United States Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services joint Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) is charged with revising Dietary Guidelines for Americans.  

In December 2014, . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: Authorities Seeking Information on Cow Shot in Rogers County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Feb. 9, 2015
CONTACT: LARAMIE ADAMS
CELL: 512-922-7328

Chelsea, Okla. – Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Special Ranger John Cummings is seeking information on the shooting of a cow in Rogers County.  

At Approximately 6:30 a.m. on Thurs. Feb. 5, a Rogers County rancher found a black . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: New Braunfels Man Arrested for Third Degree Theft of Livestock

Fort Worth, Texas – A New Braunfels, Texas man was arrested Tuesday on three separate charges of third degree theft of cattle. The suspect stole the cattle during four different transactions over a 15 month period from a ranch in New Braunfels where he was employed as the ranch manager.  

Texas . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: TSCRA Statement on Withdrawal of EPA Interpretive Water Rule

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Feb. 4, 2015
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
CELL: 512-922-7328

Fort Worth, Texas – The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association today made the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the United States Army Corps of Engineers issued a memorandum withdrawing their Waters of . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: 2015 Cattle Raisers Convention Scheduled for March 27-29 in Fort Worth

Vicente Fox, Past President of Mexico, to be Keynote Speaker

Fort Worth, Texas – The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) announced today that the 138th annual Cattle Raisers Convention, the biggest ranching industry event of the year, is scheduled for March 27-29, 2015 at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, . . . → Read More: