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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:

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:

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:

Two members of East Texas family charged with engaging in organized criminal activity

For Immediate Release: June 6, 2013
Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-673-3906

Quitman, Texas – Members of an East Texas family have been formally charged

with engaging in organized criminal activity after Wood County authorities discovered stolen equipment at their home near Winnsboro.

Dylan Shane Anders

Jason Shane Anders, 38, turned himself in to . . . → Read More:

TSCRA Cattlemen’s Column: A Workable Fix for Working Immigrants

A Workable Fix for Working Immigrants
By: Pete Bonds

When I was a kid I worked outside on the ranch from sunup until sundown. When my girls were old enough, they did the same thing. Working right alongside them was a handful of migrant workers who helped us with the hard and physical . . . → Read More:

For Immediate Release: April 19, 2013
Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-673-3906

Below you will find the Cattlemen’s Column, authored by Blake Birdwell, a rancher from Muleshoe, Texas, and 1 of 3 TSCRA delegates to the national Young Cattlemen’s Council.

In honor of Earth Day, Birdwell sets the record straight on the environmental . . . → Read More:

TSCRA Cattlemen’s Column: Water for All Texans

Water for All Texans
By: Joe Leathers

It’s not news that more people are moving to Texas at a rapid pace. And why wouldn’t they? For starters, the low cost of living, genuine people, beautiful landscapes and old-fashioned common sense make Texas a great place to live. And our state’s relatively strong economy . . . → Read More:

Midland Man Turns Himself in for Cattle Theft

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

Midland, Texas – A Midland man on the run since May 2012 turned himself in to authorities Monday after he was located, arrested and released on personal recognizance bond in Big Horn, Montana, on a warrant stemming from cattle theft charges in Midland . . . → Read More:

TSCRA Cattlemen’s Column: The Fiscal Cliff from this Ranchers Perspective

Below you will find the TSCRA Cattlemen’s Column, authored by Joe Parker, Jr., rancher and president of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association.

Please feel free to use this in your publications and/or on your website.

If you would like a picture of Joe Parker, Jr., please email Carmen Fenton . . . → Read More:

Iconic Rancher, TSCRA Past President Dies at 92

For Immediate Release: Dec. 5, 2012
Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-469-0171

Fort Worth, Texas – Joe Parker Jr., rancher and president of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) released the following statement today after learning of the passing of TSCRA Past President Hilmar Moore.

“We are extremely saddened to learn of Hilmar . . . → Read More:

TSCRA Cattlemen’s Column: Death and Taxes

Below you will find the TSCRA Cattlemen’s Column, authored by Joe Parker Jr., rancher and president of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association.

In this month’s column, Parker discusses the urgent need for estate tax reform. Without reform ranchers across the country could lose the ability to pass down the family . . . → Read More:

TSCRA Cattlemen’s Column: The Government Didn’t Build Our Ranch

Below you will find the Cattlemen’s Column, authored by Joe Parker, Jr., rancher and president of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association.

In the column, Parker reflects back on the hardships of building a ranching business and the negative impact some government laws and regulations have had on the business.

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Brenham Ranchers Honored with Texas BQA Award

For Immediate Release: Aug. 6 , 2012
Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-469-0171

College Station, Texas – Dr. Mike and Anne Wirtz, owners of TZ Cattle Co. in Brenham, Texas, were announced as this year’s recipients of the Texas Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Award today at the 2012 Beef Cattle Short Course in College Station, . . . → Read More:

Cattlemen’s Column: Keeping Meat on Monday’s Plate

Below you will find a link to the TSCRA Cattlemen’s Column, authored by Joe Parker Jr., rancher and president of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association.

In this month’s column, Parker discusses the cattle industry’s reaction to USDA’s initial support of an anti-meat campaign.

Please feel free to use this in your publications . . . → Read More:

Oklahoma Man Arrested in Hansford County Cattle Theft Case

For Immediate Release: March 22, 2012
Contact: Marissa Patton, 512-569-0171

SPEARMAN, TEXAS – An Elgin, Okla., man has been charged for the alleged theft of 27 head of cattle from a Hansford County feed yard. Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Ranger Ben Eggleston led the investigation along with the help . . . → Read More:

Cattle Raisers Elect New Board Members at TSCRA Convention

For Immediate Release: March 31, 2012
Contact: Marissa Patton, 512-469-0171

FORT WORTH, TEXAS – New directors were elected to the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Board of Directors at the 135th Annual convention.

New directors include Dustin Dean, College Station; Wesley Welch, Lubbock; and Curtis A. Younts Jr., Belton.

New executive . . . → Read More:

Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Honors Elmer Beckworth as Prosecutor of the Year

For Immediate Release: March 31, 2012
Contact:  Marissa Patton, 512-469-0171

FORT WORTH, TEXAS – The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) named Elmer Beckworth the TSCRA Prosecutor of the Year for his commitment to prosecuting livestock theft and related crimes. Beckworth was honored at the association’s 135th annual convention and trade show.

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77 Ranch Honored with Outstanding Rangeland Stewardship Award

For Immediate Release: March 31, 2012
Contact:  Marissa Patton, 512-469-0171

FORT WORTH, TEXAS – The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) today awarded the 77 Ranch the 2012 Outstanding Rangeland Stewardship award during the 135th annual TSCRA convention. The award is the highest stewardship honor from TSCRA and the Texas Section, Society . . . → Read More:

Cattle Raisers and Sen. Cornyn Support Legislation to Repeal Death Tax

For Immediate Release: March 28, 2012
Contact: Marissa Patton, 512-469-0171

FORT WORTH, TEXAS – The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) and Texas U.S. Senator John Cornyn today announced their strong support for recently introduced legislation that will provide for a permanent repeal of the federal estate tax, commonly referred to as . . . → Read More:

Renowned Photographer, Advocate for American Agriculture to Speak at Cattle Raisers Convention

For Immediate Release: March 27, 2012
Contact: Marissa Patton, 512-469-0171

FORT WORTH, TEXAS – Renowned photographer and author Paul Mobley is set to feature his photo documentary of modern American farmers and ranchers at the Closing General Session of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) convention in Fort Worth. The session . . . → Read More:

TSCRA Ranch Gathering to Feature Fever Tick Vaccine Expert

For Immediate Release: March 23, 2012
Contact: Marissa Patton, 512-469-0171

FORT WORTH, TEXAS – Come join the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) for a ranch gathering Tuesday, April 3, at Vaquillas Ranch owned by the Walker Family in Aguilaries, Texas. The gathering will begin at 5:30 p.m. with registration followed by . . . → Read More:

Alleged Hopkins County Cattle Thief Turns Himself In

For Immediate Release: March 15, 2012
Contact: Marissa Patton, 512-469-0171

FORT WORTH, TEXAS – A Tennessee man turned himself in to Hopkins County authorities Thursday on livestock theft charges. Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Ranger Wayne Goodman led the investigation along with the help of Investigator Mike Whaley of the Tennessee Department of Agriculture . . . → Read More:

CattleFax Market Analyst Will Discuss State of Cattle Industry at TSCRA Convention

For Immediate Release: March 14, 2012
Contact: Marissa Patton, 512-469-0171

FORT WORTH, TEXAS – A state-of-the-industry review of the cattle market will be presented by CattleFax Senior Market Analyst Kevin Good during the CattleFax Market Outlook session of the 2012 TSCRA Convention, March 30-April 1 in Fort Worth.

Good’s presentation will focus on . . . → Read More: