For Immediate Release: Sept. 11 , 2012
Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-469-0171
Fort Worth, Texas – U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz will speak at the general session of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) fall meeting Wednesday, Sept. 26, at the Sheraton Austin at the Capitol. Cruz is scheduled to speak at 9 a.m.
“We are honored to have Ted Cruz speak to cattlemen and women during the TSCRA fall meeting. As the largest and oldest livestock association in the state, TSCRA has a longstanding tradition of forming and maintaining good relationships with our elected officials,” said Joe Parker Jr., rancher and TSCRA president. “We look forward to working with Ted Cruz on a number of different issues and are confident he will represent the Texas cattle industry well in Washington.”
The TSCRA fall meeting begins Sept. 24 and runs through Sept. 26. Scheduled speakers include Comptroller Susan Combs; Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples; U.S. Rep. John Carter; Texas House Speaker Joe Straus; Texas State Sen. Tommy Williams; Texas State Rep. J.M. Lozano; and Texas State Rep. Harvey Hilderbran.
A full meeting schedule can be found at www.tscra.org.
The Sheraton Austin at the Capitol is located at 701 East 11th Street.
The meeting is open to the press. Please register with Carmen Fenton at [email protected].
TSCRA is a 135 year-old trade association and is the largest and oldest livestock organization based in Texas. TSCRA has more than 15,000 beef cattle operations, ranching families and businesses as members. These members represent approximately 50,000 individuals directly involved in ranching and beef production who manage 4 million head of cattle on 76 million acres of range and pasture land primarily in Texas and Oklahoma, but throughout the Southwest.