Early voting in Texas gets underway Oct. 22 and runs through Nov. 2. Election day is Nov. 6. Every election is important to the future of our state and nation, but this year’s may be the most pivotal of our lifetime. Rural lawmakers who understand our priorities are dwindling as … Read More

A proposed high-speed rail line between the state’s two largest urban areas represents the collision of two things Texans hold dear: private property rights and an unrestrained free market. -The Texas Tribune

Officials with Texas Central, a company hoping to bring high-speed rail between Dallas and Houston, have had hopes since early in the planning process that construction could begin as early as 2016-a timeline that depended on factors outside of Texas Central’s control, including the environmental surveying process. Since a draft environmental … Read More

FREDERICKSBURG, Texas — The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA), Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Gillespie County Farm Bureau will host a property owner meeting at 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, at the Gillespie County Farm Bureau Center in Fredericksburg. The event will provide an opportunity for … Read More

By Brian McLaughlin, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association director

There is no question, pipeline and transmission line projects are necessary to supply our rapidly growing state. The electric transmission capacity ensures our lights stay on and our homes stay cool during … Read More

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

If you supported Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association’s (TSCRA) work to reform Texas’ eminent domain laws in the 2017 session of the Texas Legislature, then you will be pleased … Read More

AUSTIN — SB 740 was heard before the Senate State Affairs Committee Monday. The bill, authored by Sen. Lois Kolkhorst, takes several steps to protect private property owners from abuse in the eminent domain process whereby land is taken by private … Read More

SAN ANTONIO — The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) will host an information session and workshop for Texas landowners on Saturday, April 1, 2017 during their annual Cattle Raisers Convention and Expo in San Antonio.

Every day more infrastructure is needed to accommodate our state’s growing population and thriving … Read More

AUSTIN — The Texans for Property Rights Coalition applauds the filing of SB 740, 741 and 742 aimed at eminent domain reform. The bills expand upon progress made in landmark 2011 eminent domain legislation. The three bills, authored by Senator Lois … Read More

AUSTIN — Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) president Richard Thorpe penned a letter on Tuesday to voice TSCRA’s strong support of the Red River Gradient Boundary Survey Act.

The Act, filed by U.S. Rep. Mac Thornberry and Sen. John Cornyn, will finally provide legal certainty to landowners along … Read More