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TSCRA News Release: Ardmore Man Surrenders for Knowingly Concealing Stolen Property

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 26, 2014
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

Waurika, Okla. – Cody Wayne Blalock, 28, of Ardmore Okla., surrendered himself to authorities Thursday on a felony warrant for knowingly concealing stolen property. Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Special Ranger Bart Perrier and Carter County Sheriff’s Office, Lt. Derek Helmke led the investigation. TSCRA Special Ranger Ben Eggleston assisted with the investigation.

Blalock was charged in the Jefferson County District Court after the investigation revealed he sold two steers that were stolen from the Spake Ranch, located in Carter County, Okla. Both steers were branded, which aided in their quick identification and recovery. The steers have been returned to the victim. The investigation continues unveiling additional suspects and charges in this case.

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

Blalock was released from the Jefferson County Jail on an O.R. bond, and he is ordered to appear before the Jefferson County District Court on Nov. 18, 2014.

TSCRA would like to thank Lt. Helmke of the Carter County Sheriff’s Office for his hard work and assistance during this joint 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 137-year-old trade association and is the largest and oldest livestock organization based in Texas. TSCRA has more than 16,000 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: Texas Man Arrested for Third Degree Theft of Livestock

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 23, 2014
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

Coleman, Texas – A Texas man was arrested Saturday and charged with third degree felony theft of livestock in Hood County, Texas. Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Ranger Joe Roberts led the investigation.  

According to Roberts, the suspect . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: Mississippi Man Charged with Felony Obtaining Property with Bogus Check

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 18, 2014
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

Claremore, Okla. – A Mississippi man was charged on Wednesday, Sept. 10, in the District Court of Rogers County, Oklahoma on felony obtaining property with a bogus check. Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Ranger Bart Perrier led the . . . → Read More:

Oklahoma Man Arrested on Horse Theft Charges

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 16, 2014
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
CELL: 512-922-7328

Wheeler, Texas. – An Oklahoma man was arrested Wednesday, Sept. 10 and charged with theft of livestock after turning himself in to authorities in Wheeler County, Texas. Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Ranger Ben . . . → Read More:

Texas Man Arrested for Theft of Livestock

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 16, 2014
Contact: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

Canton, Ohio – A Texas man was arrested on Friday by members of the U.S. Marshals, Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force – Canton, Ohio Division, on warrants stemming from two separate investigations being conducted by Texas . . . → Read More:

TSCRA Cattlemen’s Column: Securing Texas Landowners’ Private Property Rights

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

Since the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) was established in 1877, one of the association’s top priorities has been to represent landowners by working to preserve and protect private property rights. This goal remains vital . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: TSCRA to Host Fall Meeting in Austin

For Immediate Release:
September 9, 2014
Contact:
Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328
 

Fort Worth, Texas – The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) will host their annual Fall Meeting September 24-26 at the Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol in Austin, Texas. The meeting will . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: TSCRA Statement on APHIS Proposal to Allow Importation of Beef from Argentina

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 2, 2014
CONTACT:
Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

Fort Worth, Texas – Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association President Pete Bonds today made the following statement after the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) published a rule proposal in the . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: Louisiana Man Arrested Second Time on Cattle Theft Charges

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
August 21, 2014
Contact:
Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

Salisaw, Okla. – A Louisiana man was arrested on Monday for the second time this year in Salisaw, Okla. and charged with second degree theft of livestock. Texas and Southwestern Cattle . . . → Read More:

TSCRA Cattlemen’s Column: Time to Submit Comments on EPA Water Rule

By: Richard Thorpe III, First Vice President, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association

In 1972, Congress established the Clean Water Act (CWA) to create a basic structure for regulating water quality standards and discharges of pollutants into “waters of the United States.” Under this act, “waters of the U.S.” are classified . . . → Read More:

TSCRA Opposes Endangered Listing of Two Texas Shiners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
August 4, 2014

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 United States Fish and Wildlife Service announced they have listed two Texas shiners, the sharpnose and smalleye shiner, under the Endangered . . . → Read More:

TSCRA Supports the Red River Private Property Protection Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
July 29, 2014
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

Fort Worth, Texas – The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) today announced their support of H.R. 4979, the Red River Private Property Protection Act, authored by Rep. Mac Thornberry (TX-13). The legislation provides legal certainty for landowners along . . . → Read More:

Three Washington County Men Arrested for Theft of Livestock

For Immediate Release:
July 29, 2014
Contact: Laramie Adams,
Cell: 512-922-7328

Burton, Texas – Three Washington County Men were arrested and charged with third degree felony theft of livestock after stealing three calves from a rancher in Burton, Texas. Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Ranger Doug Hutchison led . . . → Read More:

Shelby County Man Arrested for Theft of Livestock

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
July 23, 2014

CONTACT: Laramie Adams, Cell: 512-922-7328

Center, Texas – A Shelby County man turned himself in to authorities Monday after a warrant was issued for his arrest. He was charged with felony theft of livestock and was released on a $4,000 bond.  

TSCRA Special Ranger, Larry Hand assisted Shelby . . . → Read More:

TSCRA Cattlemen’s Column: Investing in the Future of the Beef Industry

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

The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) recently announced Texas cattle producers voted to establish a state-level Beef Checkoff program. The referendum passed with broad support, and I believe this a positive step forward for the Texas beef industry.  

Since the U.S. Beef Checkoff Program . . . → Read More:

South Texas Man Charged with Obtaining Property by False Pretenses

For Immediate Release: July 11, 2014
Contact: Laramie Adams, 512-922-7328

Durant, Okla. – A south Texas man was charged with a felony of obtaining property by false pretenses, and a warrant was issues for his arrest in Bryan County, Okla. on Thursday. The investigation was led by Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers . . . → Read More:

TSCRA Statement on Passage of Texas Beef Checkoff Program

Fort Worth, Texas –Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) President Pete Bonds today made the following statement after the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) announced the results of the Texas Beef Checkoff referendum.    

“We are pleased with the results of the Texas Beef Checkoff referendum and believe the program will provide a tremendous . . . → Read More:

Louisiana Man Arrested on Cattle Theft Charges

For Immediate Release: June 23, 2014

Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-673-3906

Fort Worth, Texas – A Louisiana man was arrested Friday near Sallisaw, Okla., on one count of aggregated theft by check. Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Special Ranger Toney Hurley led the investigation.

Jacob Thompson, 30, was arrested by TSCRA Special Rangers Hurley . . . → Read More:

Chireno Man Indicted on Three Counts of Cattle Theft

For Immediate Release: March 17, 2014

Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-673-3906

Nacogdoches, Texas – A Chireno, Texas, man turned himself in to authorities today after he was indicted by a Grand Jury on three counts of felony livestock theft. Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Special Ranger Larry Hand was the lead investigator on the . . . → Read More:

Sperry, Okla., man convicted of knowingly concealing stolen property

For Immediate Release: Nov. 20, 2013
Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-673-3906

Tulsa, Okla. – A Sperry, Okla., man was convicted Monday of knowingly concealing stolen property. Terry Lee Jett, 42, was convicted after he knowingly sold stolen cattle at the Collinsville livestock auction in Collinsville, Okla.

According to Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association . . . → Read More:

Cattle Raisers Applaud Passage of Proposition 6

For Immediate Release: Nov. 5, 2013
Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-673-3906

Fort Worth, Texas – Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association President Pete Bonds made the following statement today after Texas voters approved Proposition 6, a constitutional amendment that will provide for the creation of the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas and the . . . → Read More:

Two San Jacinto County Cattle Theft Suspects Surrender to Authorities

For Immediate Release: Sept. 9, 2013
Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-673-3906

Coldsprings, Texas – Two San Jacinto County suspects turned themselves in today after they were accused of stealing three head of cattle from a San Jacinto County rancher. Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Ranger Brent Mast led the investigation. TSCRA . . . → Read More:

Texas Ranch Wins Regional Environmental Award

For Immediate Release: Aug. 10, 2013
Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-673-3906

Fort Worth, Texas – Frank and Sims Price, owners of the Frank and Sims Price Ranch located outside of Sterling City,  Texas, were recognized as a 2013 regional Environmental Stewardship Award Program (ESAP) winner Thursday during the 2013 Cattle Industry Summer Conference in . . . → Read More:

Huntsville Ranchers Receive Texas Beef Quality Assurance Award

For Immediate Release: Aug. 9, 2013
Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-673-3906

Fort Worth, Texas – Howard and Carolyn Davis of San Jacinto Ranch in Huntsville, Texas, were announced as this year’s recipients of the Texas Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Award. The award was presented Monday during the 2013 Beef Cattle Short Course in College . . . → Read More:

TSCRA Cattlemen’s Column: Lack of Action Could Leave Rural Texas in the Dust

Lack of Action Could Leave Rural Texas in the Dust
By: Austin Brown III

A recent announcement by the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) to start converting asphalt roads to gravel has a lot of ranchers worried. Safe and well-maintained farm-to-market and rural-ranch roads are the lifeline of the Texas cattle industry, and . . . → Read More:

Cattle Raisers Mourn the Passing of TSCRA President Clay Birdwell

For Immediate Release: Aug. 7, 2013
Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-673-3906

Fort Worth, Texas – Joe Parker Jr., immediate past president of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, released the following statement today following the passing of  TSCRA President Clay Birdwell.

“It’s with a very heavy heart that we say goodbye to TSCRA . . . → Read More:

Former Lincoln County District Judge Charged with Cattle Theft

For Immediate Release: July 29, 2013
Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-673-3906

Oklahoma City – The leader of a confessed cattle theft ring was handed four indictments by an Oklahoma multi-county grand jury Thursday. Former Lincoln County District Judge Craig Key, 48, of Chandler, Okla., was charged with 26 felony charges including embezzlement and cattle . . . → Read More:

Washington County Man Charged with Cattle Theft

For Immediate Release: July 24, 2013
Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-673-3906

Brenham, Texas – A Washington County man was arrested Tuesday by authorities after he was charged with third degree felony cattle theft.

Boysie Deleon Cole, 18, allegedly stole a small calf from a Washington rancher. The victim’s neighbor reportedly witnessed Cole taking the . . . → Read More:

Convicted Cattle Thief Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison

For Immediate Release: July 1, 2013
Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-673-3906

Hillsboro, Texas – A 53-year-old Cleburne man was sentenced to 15 years in prison today after he was found guilty of stealing five calves from a Johnson County rancher.

In 2010, Terry Shawn Linville sold five calves at the Hubbard Livestock Market, but . . . → Read More:

Truck and Copper Theft Suspect Arrested in Claremore, Okla.

For Immediate Release: June 14, 2013
Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-673-3906

Claremore, Okla. – Authorities have arrested a Chelsea man who they believe is responsible for the May theft of a pickup truck and 3,000 pounds of stranded copper stolen from a ranch near Chelsea, Okla.

Matthew James Fuller, 26, was apprehended Tuesday by . . . → Read More: