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TSCRA News Release: Sulphur Bluff Man Arrested for Cattle Theft

For Immediate Release: Lindy-Wayne-Shipley-48
Aug. 30, 2016
Contact: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328
 

Sulphur Bluff, Texas – A Sulphur Bluff, Texas man was arrested in Hopkins County today and charged with theft of livestock after failing to return 125-160 head of cattle he was grazing on his pasture back to the owner in West Texas.

Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Ranger Toney Hurley and Hopkins County investigators jointly conducted this investigation.

According to Hurley, the suspect, Lindy Wayne Shipley, 48, Sulphur Bluff, provided grazing land in northeast Texas to a West Texas rancher for the past two years. The suspect provided the grazing for approximately 250 head of cattle at $20 per head each month. When the owner of the cattle sent trucks to the grazing land between Sulphur Bluff and Saltillo to return them to West Texas, Shipley was over 100 head of cattle short of the original count. Hurley said authorities are unsure where the missing cattle are located and the investigation is ongoing.

Shipley was arrested by Hurley today at the Hopkins County Jail for theft of livestock over $150,000 and less than $300,000. His bond was set at $250,000 on the felony charge.

“It is common for ranchers located in West Texas to send cattle to northeast Texas for grazing due to lack of rain and grass,” said Hurley. “In this case, the suspect was not able to produce the entire total amount of cattle he was being paid to graze and oversee on his pasture. Additionally, the suspect didn’t have a good explanation of the location of the missing cattle. Thanks to the help of Hopkins County investigators, we were able to arrest another cattle thief.”

TSCRA would like to thank the Hopkins County investigators for their work throughout this investigation.

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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: Ada Man Surrenders after Fraudulently Selling Cattle on Internet

For Immediate Release: 
Aug. 26, 2016
Contact: Laramie Adams, 512-922-7328 

Ada, Okla. – An Ada, Okla. man surrendered to authorities at the Pontotoc County jail Thursday for charges stemming from an investigation of the sale of cattle over the internet. The suspect was charged with obtaining merchandise or money by false pretenses.

Texas and . . . → Read More:

TSCRA Cattlemen’s Column: Regulations Appropriate to Manage CWD-Infected Deer Herds 

For Immediate Release: 
August 25, 2016
Contact: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

By Richard Thorpe, president, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association

Chronic wasting disease (CWD) was found in an intensively managed white-tailed deer herd, a deer breeder operation, in Medina County in 2015, and was discovered in a free-ranging . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: Sperry Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Concealing Stolen Cattle

For Immediate Release:
August 19, 2016
Contact: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

Pawhuska, Okla. – Cody Joseph Porter, 31, Sperry, Okla., today was sentenced to 10 years in prison for knowingly concealing stolen cattle at his home located in Sperry Okla. Porter stole calves from three different victims and was arrested . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: Authorities Recover Stolen Tractor in Nowata

For Immediate Release:
August 19, 2016
Contact: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

Seeking More Information on Theft Case

Nowata, Okla. – Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Ranger John Cummings recovered a tractor on Monday that was stolen in January 2016 from a Nowata, Okla. . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: Authorities Seeking Information on Thefts Around Baylor and Knox Counties

For Immediate Release
Aug. 5, 2016
Contact: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

Seymour, Texas – Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Ranger Scott Williamson and authorities are seeking information leading to the arrest or indictment of a suspect or suspects involved in multiple equipment thefts in or near Baylor and . . . → Read More:

TSCRA Cattlemen’s Column: Beef Loving Texans Hard at Work

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
July 29, 2016
Contact: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

By Hughes Abell, second vice president, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association

In a 1988 national referendum, beef producers all along the production chain approved a $1 per head checkoff at the point of sale for all transactions, including imported . . . → Read More:

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

For Immediate Release: 
July 26, 2016
Contact: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

Post, Texas – Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Ranger Dean Bohannon is seeking information on the theft of five saddles, four ATVs, a shop welder and assorted tools from the Drew Kirkpatrick Ranch headquarters located south of . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: Ardmore Man Arrested for Cattle Theft

For Immediate Release
July 22, 2016
Contact: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

Gainesville, Texas – An Ardmore, Okla. man was arrested Wed. after stealing 90 head of cattle near Gainesville, Texas.  

According to McKinney, the suspect Chancy Lynn Masey, 40, Ardmore, Okla, surrendered himself to authorities at . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: Depew Man Arrested for Four Counts of Larceny of Cattle 

Frankie Lane Hunt

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
July 21, 2016
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

Second Suspect Being Sought 

Bristow, Okla. – Frankie Lane Hunt, 20, Depew, Okla., surrendered himself to authorities on Wed. and was booked into the Creek County Jail in Sapulpa, Okla. after stealing 24 head of . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: TSCRA Statement on USFWS Delisting of Lesser Prairie Chicken

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Lesser Prairie Chicken

July 20, 2016
Contact: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

Fort Worth, Texas – Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) president Richard Thorpe, today made the following statement after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) formally delisted the Lesser Prairie-Chicken (LPC) as a “threatened” species under the . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: TSCRA Submits Comments on USDA Organic Marketing Rule Proposal

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
July 14, 2016
Contact: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

Fort Worth, Texas – The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA), submitted comments Wednesday on the U.S. Department of Agriculture – Agriculture Marketing Service’s (USDA-AMS) National Organic Program; Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices rule proposal.

“TSCRA . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: Tahlequah Man Arrested for Embezzlement of 18 Head of Cattle

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
July 14, 2016
Contact: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

Tahlequah, Okla. – A Tahlequah, Okla. man was arrested Tuesday and charged with embezzlement of 18 head of cattle that were placed in his care by a local rancher.

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

TSCRA News Release: TSCRA Leaders Testify at Congressional Fever Tick Forum in Washington

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

TSCRA representatives meet with Congressional leaders in Washington, D.C. regarding the fever tick issue.
Pictured Left to Right: Dave Delaney, TSCRA Fever Tick Subcommittee member and rancher from Kingsville; Dr. Andy Schwartz, TAHC Executive Director; U.S. House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway; Rep. Filemon Vela (TX-34); Freddy . . . → Read More:

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 
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 . . . → Read More:

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: