Texas remained free of drought following a much-wetter-than-normal May. However, recent 100-degree heat and short-term dryness have raised concerns over the potential for a return to “flash” drought, which is a rapidly occurring drought caused by a combination of dryness, high heat, and strong winds. Excessive heat of 100°F or … Read More

TSCRA Special Ranger Larry Hand, Dist. 13 in East Texas, reports the killing and mutilation of a 3-day-old calf at a property near Lindale in Smith County on the evening of June 25 or early morning of June 26. Anyone with information on similar incidents in Smith or Wood counties, … Read More

TSCRA Special Ranger Brent Mast, Dist. 22 in southeast Texas, reports the theft of 8 black calves from a pasture just outside of Madisonville in Madison County. The calves are a mix of heifers and steers, weigh 400 to 500 pounds, each, and are not marked or branded. If … Read More

Last week TSCRA Law Enforcement reported a trailer load of Brangus-type heifers found on the side of I-12 by the Louisiana Brand Commission that were thought to be stolen. We are happy to report that the owners of both trailer and cattle have been found. While this case resulted in … Read More

TSCRA Special Ranger John Cummings, Dist. 5 in northeastern Oklahoma, reports 22 head of Holstein steers stolen from a pasture near Big Cabin in Rogers County. The 22 steers, which weighed from 800 to 1000 pounds, each, had multi-colored numbered ear tags and were last seen on June 1. If … Read More

Texas remained free of drought following a much-wetter-than-normal May. Recent heat and short-term dryness have raised concerns over the potential for a return to short-term drought, though reservoirs and moisture supplies remained overall. favorable for the time being. Although the region is mostly drought free, excessive heat (100°F or greater) … Read More

The Louisiana Brand Commission is in possession of 18 head of fancy black Brangus-type heifers weighing between 650 to 750 pounds, each, and a gray cattle trailer with a white canvas top. The cattle and trailer were abandoned along I-12 between Baton Rouge and New Orleans on June 20. … Read More

TSCRA Special Ranger Robin Clark and the Medina County Sheriff’s Department are seeking information leading to the arrest or indictment of a suspect or suspects involved in the theft of 2 Kawasaki ATVs from a ranch in Medina and Uvalde Counties.

TSCRA Special Ranger Marvin Wills, Dist. 15 in Central Texas, reports the theft of a John Deere lawnmower and utility trailer stolen from a property in Falls County near Rosebud. On June 16 a thief or thieves cut locks to steal a John Deere riding lawn mower, model JD x-300, … Read More

In Texas, the small area in the Panhandle of Abnormally Dry (D0) condition was removed. Read more…