How does the government use eminent domain to seize land from Texans? And should Texans expect to give up more of their property to the government as border wall and high-speed train projects move forward? The Texas Tribune partnered with the education publisher Pearson to make this video for Texas … Read More

The Permian Highway Pipeline is a proposed $2 billion, 430-mile natural gas pipeline project stretching from the Waha natural gas pipeline junction, about 40 miles northwest of Fort Stockton, to markets on the Gulf Coast. Waha is in the Permian Basin, which is the largest petroleum-producing region in the U.S. … Read More

It’s been a busy week for TSCRA government and public affairs staff. In Washington, a flurry of pre-holiday activity has brought good news with the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill and the release of a new Waters of the United States (WOTUS) definition. In Texas, all eyes are on … Read More

As private developer Texas Central moves ahead with plans to build what could be the country’s first high-speed rail line, a handful of state lawmakers hope to try next year to give the state more authority over the project. But they admit there may not be the legislative appetite.

TSCRA government affairs staff this week attended a symposium on chronic wasting disease (CWD), a deadly illness that impacts white-tailed deer. Experts, including veterinarians and researchers from across the country, discussed preventative measures that have been used in other states and how Texas can combat the further spread of the … Read More

TSCRA government affairs staff attended ranch gatherings in Buffalo and Beaumont this week to update attendees on the latest federal and state issues. TSCRA’s pursuit of eminent domain reform continues to be the top priority for the 2019 Texas Legislative Session. Also, on the eminent domain front, TSCRA hosted Monday … Read More

TURNERSVILLE, Texas — The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) will host a property owner meeting at 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, at the Turnersville Community Center in Turnersville, Texas. The event will provide an opportunity for landowners to … Read More

Monday and Tuesday, TSCRA participated in the first ever Texas Tribune symposium on the future of rural Texas. The event addressed the future of rural education, health care, natural resource preservation and infrastructure investment, and looked at the current political climate in rural Texas and the state’s economic future. TSCRA … Read More

Tuesday’s general election brought changes to both the federal and state legislative landscapes. Of the 174 candidates endorsed by the TSCRA PAC, 150 won their respective races thanks to your support. TSCRA leaders and staff continue to engage with state lawmakers on the issue of eminent domain reform in preparation … Read More

By Robert McKnight Jr., president, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association

As private property owners, we learned some tough lessons during the last Texas legislative session when we were not able to secure desperately needed reforms to the eminent domain process. Nonetheless, … Read More