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TSCRA News Release: Duncan Serving as TSCRA Special Ranger in West Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
July 30, 2015
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328DavidDuncan rgb
Fort Worth, Texas – Former Texas Department of Public Safety (TxDPS) Texas Ranger David Duncan, of Fort Davis, Texas, is serving the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) as a Special Ranger for District 18.

Duncan replaced TSCRA Special Ranger Mike Barr who has moved to District 26.

“Dave has a wealth of background and knowledge in law enforcement,” said Larry Gray, TSCRA Executive Director of Law Enforcement and Theft Prevention. “He has already been serving TSCRA and ranchers in District 18 well by investigating and actively helping solve theft cases in his area. We are fortunate to have him working at TSCRA as a Special Ranger.”

District 18 includes: Brewster, Culberson, El Paso, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, Pecos and Reeves counties.

Duncan has more than 40 years of law enforcement experience. Most recently, he worked as a TxDPS Texas Ranger as a Staff Lieutenant where he supervised Joint Operations and Intelligence Centers in Marfa, Del Rio and El Paso. As a Texas Ranger, he also worked with state and local law enforcement agencies on border enforcement efforts. Additionally, Duncan has experience as a city police officer, sheriff’s deputy, highway patrolman and an auto theft investigator.

Duncan is based in Fort Davis, Texas and can be reached at 432-426-2703.

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TSCRA has 30 special rangers stationed strategically throughout Texas and Oklahoma who have in-depth knowledge of the cattle industry and are trained in all facets of law enforcement. All are commissioned as Special Rangers by the Texas Department of Public Safety and/or the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.

TSCRA is a 138-year-old trade association and is the largest and oldest livestock organization based in Texas. TSCRA has more than 16,500 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.

TSCRA News Release: Sperry Man Arrested for Possession of Stolen Cattle

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
July 29, 2015
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

Sperry, Okla. – A Sperry, Okla. man was arrested Saturday and charged with four counts of knowingly concealing stolen cattle at his home located in Sperry, Okla. after stealing calves from three different victims.

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TSCRA News Release: North Texas Man Arrested for First Degree Theft of Livestock

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
July 29, 201
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

Perrin, Texas – A Perrin, Texas man was arrested and charged with first degree felony theft of livestock of over $200,000 on Friday after stealing steers from a Nebraska rancher.

Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Ranger . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: TSCRA Special Rangers Searching for Suspected Thief

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
JULY 27, 2015
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
CELL: 512-922-7328

Fort Worth, Texas – A $500 reward has been offered through the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Operation Cow Thief for information leading to the arrest of Sharon Lynn Nehring, also known as Sharon Jacoby of Freestone County, . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: TSCRA Welcomes New Special Ranger to Oklahoma

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
July 22, 2015
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
CELL: 512-922-7328

Fort Worth, Texas – Former Task Force Officer (TFO) of the Oklahoma City Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) District Office, Brett Wellden, Guthrie, Okla. native, has joined the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) as a Special Ranger for . . . → Read More:

TSCRA Cattlemen’s Column: TSCRA Reflects on 84th Texas Legislative Session

TSCRA CATTLEMEN’S COLUMN
CONACT: LARAMIE ADAMS, 512-922-7328

By Pete Bonds, president, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association

This year started off on a busy note as the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) tracked legislation and worked with state elected officials and staff during the 84th Texas Legislative Session, which convened Jan. . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: Stephenville Man Arrested for Theft of 210 Head of Cattle and 30 Horses

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 17, 2015
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
CELL: 512-922-7328

Stephenville, Texas – A Stephenville, Texas man was arrested Tuesday and charged with misapplication of fiduciary property of over $200,000 after he stole 210 head of cattle and 30 horses from an Odessa, Texas rancher.  

Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: Two Coryell County Men Charged with Theft of Livestock

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 16, 2015
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

Gatesville, Texas – Two Coryell County men were charged with theft of livestock Monday after stealing two bulls from a rancher located south of Gatesville, Texas.  

Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Ranger Marvin Wills led . . . → Read More:

TSCRA to Host Summer Meeting June 25-27 in Galveston

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
JUNE 12, 2015
CONTACT: LARAMIE ADAMS
CELL: 512-922-7328

Fort Worth, Texas – The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) is hosting its annual Summer Meeting June 25-27 at the Moody Gardens in Galveston, Texas. The meeting will serve as an opportunity . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: Eastland County Man Arrested For Theft of Livestock, Guns and Ranching Equipment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 10, 2015
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
CELL: 512-922-7328

Eastland, Texas – An Eastland County Man was arrested today after stealing numerous head of livestock, trailers, guns and miscellaneous ranching equipment from numerous victims in multiple central Texas counties.

Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Rangers . . . → Read More:

TSCRA Cattlemen’s Column: Death Tax Adversely Affects Domestic Economy

CONTACT: LARAMIE ADAMS, 512-922-7328

By: Robert McKnight, second vice president, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association

The federal estate tax, also known as the death tax, is a levy on the transfer of the estate of a deceased property owner. The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) doesn’t . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: North Richland Hills Man Arrested For Stealing 144 Head of Cattle

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 5, 2015
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

Boyd, Texas – A North Richland Hills, Texas man turned himself into authorities and was charged with third degree felony theft of livestock and second degree felony theft of livestock from the elderly on May 4 after stealing 144 head of cattle . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: TSCRA Statement on Finalized EPA Water Rule

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May, 27, 2015
CONTACT: LARAMIE ADAMS
CELL: 512-922-7328

Fort Worth, Texas – Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) President Pete Bonds today made the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized its Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. The Agency . . . → Read More:

TSCRA Cattlemen’s Column: Texas Central Railway Raises Concerns on Use of Eminent Domain

CATTLEMEN’S COLUMN:
May 26, 2015
Contact: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

By Pete Bonds, president, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association

In 1933, my father bought land in Saginaw, Texas, and I have been ranching on it since the age of 18. This property is also where I raised my . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: TSCRA Submits Comments Opposing 2015 DGAC Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
MAY 8, 2015
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
CELL: 512-922-7328

Fort Worth, Texas – The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association today submitted comments opposing the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s (DGAC) report, which encourages Americans to consume less beef. The report provides recommendations for the United . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: Fourth Suspect Arrested in Harrison County Cattle Theft Case

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 8, 2015
Contact: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

Marshall, Texas – A fourth suspect was arrested on Sunday and charged with third degree felony theft of livestock after helping three . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: Fairfax Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Cattle Theft

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
MAY 7, 2015
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

Pawhuska, Okla. – A Fairfax, Okla., man was convicted and sentenced to 10 years in prison on Wed. after pleading guilty to stealing seven head of cattle from the Bledsoe Ranch, located near Ralston, Okla., on Dec. 18, 2014.  

Texas and Southwestern Cattle . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: Two North Texas Men Arrested and Charged with Horse Theft

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 29, 2015
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

Bowie, Texas – Two North Texas men were arrested and charged with third degree theft of livestock on April 17 and April 20 after they stole three horses from a man at the Bowie Livestock Auction in Bowie, Texas.  

The . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: Authorities Seeking Information on Comanche County Cattle Theft

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 27, 2015
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

Comanche, Texas – Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Special Ranger H.D. Brittain is seeking information on the theft of 10 pair of black and black baldy cattle stolen from a rancher in Comanche, Texas on April 9.  

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TSCRA Cattlemen’s Column: Texas Water Shortage Spurs Legislative Concern

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April, 21, 2015
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

By Jay Evans, Chair of TSCRA Natural Resources and Environment Committee

Ranching in South and West Texas will naturally expose a person to drought. I have always tried to understand how precious water is across . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: Rockwood Man Sentenced 15 years in Prison after Stealing Cattle

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 17, 2015
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

Coleman, Texas – A Rockwood, Texas man was arrested and charged with second degree theft of livestock and sentenced to 15 years in prison on Feb. 2 after stealing $3,000 worth of cattle from a rancher located in Coleman, Texas.  

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TSCRA News Release: TSCRA Statement on House Passage of Death Tax Repeal Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April, 16, 2015
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328 

Fort Worth, Texas – Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Second Vice President Robert McKnight, a rancher from Fort Davis, Texas, today made the following statement after the United States House of Representatives passed H.R. 1105, the . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: Hugo Man Arrested and Charged for Larceny of Livestock

Madill, Okla. – A Hugo, Okla. man was arrested and charged with larceny of livestock on Friday for stealing cattle on two separate occasions from the Watkins Ranch, located in Madill, Okla.  

Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Special Ranger Bart Perrier led the investigation and TSCRA Special Ranger Troy McKinney . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: New Leaders Elected at 138th Cattle Raisers Convention

For Immediate Release:
Contact: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

Fort Worth, Texas – The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) elected new members to their board of directors at the 138th Cattle Raisers Convention, which took place March 27-29. Cattle Raisers set a new record at their Convention with more than 3,700 . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: Falls County Man Arrested for Third Degree Theft of Property

Marlin, Texas – A Marlin, Texas man was arrested Friday, March 6 and charged with third degree theft of property after stealing $34,000 worth of ranching equipment and other items from a Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association member located in Marlin, Texas.  

Falls County Chief Deputy Kenneth Vanek, Falls County . . . → Read More:

TSCRA Cattlemen’s Column: Cattle Health Should Remain Top Priority for Ranchers

By: Tom Haynie, TSCRA Director and Animal Health Committee Chair

As the State of Texas continues dealing with violence and other critical issues along the Texas-Mexico border, the threat of an animal disease and parasite outbreak continues to grow. Cattle are constantly being transported into Texas, and the lack of proper . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: Authorities Seeking Information on Theft of Livestock at Braum’s Farms

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 2, 2014
Contact: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328 

Braum’s Theft Release (SPANISH) – Follet, Texas

Follett, Texas – Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Special Ranger Ben Eggleston is seeking information on the theft of 1,121 head of Holstein/Jersey cross steer calves . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: Authorities Seeking Information on Horse Theft at Presidio USDA Facility

FOR IMMEDIATE RELASE:
Feb. 27, 2015
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

RELEASE (SPANISH)- Presido Case

Presidio, Texas – Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Special Ranger Mike Barr is seeking information on the theft of three horses and one mule . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: Hardeman County Man Sentenced after Convicted of Theft of Livestock

Wichita Falls, Texas – A Chillicothe, Texas man was sentenced with restitution Tues., Feb. 17 after pleading guilty to third degree theft of livestock and two counts of hindering a secured creditor. Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Special Ranger Scott Williamson led the investigation. The Wilbarger County District Attorney Staley . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: TSCRA Statement on 2015 Dietary Guideline Recommendations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Feb. 20, 2015
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328 

Fort Worth, Texas – The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Thursday released their 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s (DGAC) report, which recommends that Americans consume . . . → Read More: