Within the world of government and politics, we have had an eventful start to the new year.

You undoubtedly have seen and heard plenty about chaos on Capitol Hill surrounding the ballot certification process last week. Fallout from the rioting continues to dominate the political news cycle, especially after the U.S. … Read More

In December, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion in Texas v. New Mexico, a water law dispute involving the Pecos River. Texas Ag Law Blog’s Tiffany Dowell Lashmet talks water law, and what the Supreme Court’s decision could mean for landowners. REad more at Texas Ag Law … Read More

Dec. 18, 2020

It’s been a while since my last update, but I wanted to get in one more before Christmas and the New Year.

Here at TSCRA’s government affairs office, we’ve been busy getting ready for … Read More

by Hughes Abell, president, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association

Hughes Abell

The past year has seemingly brought endless challenges, both for the cattle industry and the entire nation. The coronavirus, … Read More

In a letter to the Japanese prime minister, Gov. Greg Abbott said that the company had all the permits needed, but later he had to backtrack. Legislators are expected to file bills to regulate high-speed rail projects during their next session.

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As promised, I have some thoughts to share on the election outcome.

Of course, the presidential election is still undecided, but trending towards former Vice President Joe Biden as of Friday morning. Regardless of your political views or your opinion on President Trump, it’s hard to deny that his administration has … Read More

by James Oliver, chairman, TSCRA Natural Resources and Wildlife Committee

James Oliver

November 2020 is going to be an exciting month. Yes, it will cap a tumultuous presidential election, still days away as of … Read More

Oct. 30, 2020

It’s been a couple of weeks since my last update, but honestly, I’ve been hesitant to add to the wall-to-wall election coverage we’ve all been experiencing lately. It seems like every TV, radio and social media advertisement and every news program over … Read More

Well, sort of. Election Day isn’t until Nov. 3, but a story released yesterday by Reuters indicates that 6.6 million Americans have already voted. According to the news agency’s article, many states have expanded early and mail-in voting, driving the record turnout.

Texas was one … Read More

Register today for an online seminar on Oct. 8 designed to engage a broad constituency of Big Bend community members to better inform them on recent energy projections, potential impacts on communities and conservation values, and to develop creative strategies to conserve the unique resources and communities of the … Read More