Repeat offender turned himself in

James Anthony “Tony” Manning, 36, turned himself in to the Coryell County Jail Monday on two counts of theft of livestock, according to Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Special Ranger Marvin Wills. Both counts are third-degree felonies.

Wills said Manning was a day worker for … Read More

by Carl Ray Polk, Jr., second vice president, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association

Carl Ray Polk, Jr.

Of all the issues advocated for by the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers … Read More

Hudspeth County man faces third degree felony charges for branding animal that wasn’t his

In the fall of 2019, ranch hands were gathering a bull when they noticed something out of place. One of their employer’s cows was freshly branded, with someone else’s brand.

It wasn’t the first time this had … Read More

Defendant confessed to selling $50,000 worth of stolen cattle

A 40-year-old Gatesville man was arrested Saturday for selling 46 head of a former client’s cattle, worth $50,000. Christopher D. Cockrell began running cattle for the victim, a Bangs man, in the spring of 2016. Over time, the victim grew suspicious. He … 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

Animal was purchased in online auction, but payment never received
Mason County, Texas — It’s often said, “buyer beware,” but sellers should, too. Especially when the goods are worth thousands of dollars.

On April 4, Kelsie Jordan Wright, 31, purchased a show steer for $3,001 in an online auction. She arranged for … 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

Craig Bauman wrote hot checks worth $13,250

Llano, Texas — Farmer, rancher and former city council member Craig Bauman is out on bond awaiting trial, following an investigation by Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association that concluded in a Llano County Grand Jury true bill indictment. The felony theft of livestock … Read More

Volunteers elected, appointed during Cattle Raisers Virtual Convention
FORT WORTH, Texas — During its Cattle Raisers Virtual Convention held via Zoom this week, Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association announced its newly elected leaders. A complete list follows:

Hughes Abell, Austin, president
Arthur Uhl III, San Antonio, first vice president
Carl … Read More

Cattleman from Austin will lead the state’s largest and oldest livestock organization
FORT WORTH, Texas — When Hughes Abell was new to Texas, he did a lot of driving. And on those drives, he noticed a lot of blue Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association posted signs. He always wanted to … Read More