Lorie A. Woodward

Lorie A. Woodward has worked as a writer and public relations practitioner exploring the intersection of agriculture, natural resources and public policy for almost 30 years. Her career, which has included stints in the public and private sector, has taken her across the country and around the world, where she has been enthralled by the people of the land and their stories. She is the president of Woodward Communications and co-owner of The Round Top Register, a regional magazine focused on life in the rolling bluebonnet hills of central Texas where country meets city. Woodward was reared on a ranch near Lexington, Texas, but now makes her home in San Angelo with her two children, Kate and Will.
deborah clark

Interview with Rancher Deborah Clark

Deborah is a self-described “flower child with plenty of business experience.” Emry is a lifelong rancher, whose family’s multi-generational ranching roots stretch from New Mexico throughout the Texas Panhandle into Palo Pinto County and beyond.

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Women of the Land

They come to women of the land from different places... And, yet when the conversation begins to flow, the women find themselves on firm common ground.

Patrick Bates

Broker Spotlight: Patrick Bates

In 1970, Patrick Bates, the man who is widely considered the dean of western ranch real estate, began his industry education. He was a wide-eyed novice with no immediate ties to agriculture who seized an opportunity.

Paul and Toni Burns

In the Spotlight: Dr. Paul and Toni Burns

Two seemingly ordinary moments inspired the couple to restore their Brown County ranch, a piece of property that has been in Paul’s family since 1873 to its pre-settlement condition.

Texas Youth Hunting Program

Safety Education Ethics and the Future of Hunting

The Texas Youth Hunting Program (TYHP) is a multi-faceted outdoor experience designed to produce the next generation of safe, educated, ethical hunters.

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Proposition 6 / SWIFT Fund

  It’s no secret. Texas is running out of water. In response, the 83rd Texas Legislature moved to encourage the ...

Terry Anderson

TWA Member Spotlight: Terry Anderson

Anderson’s respect for private property ownership, his love of outdoors and his recognition of the challenges facing land stewards in Texas are all reasons that he joined the Texas Wildlife Association. He serves as both a member of the executive committee and the water committee.

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Restoring Native Plants on Rangelands

Hunting and wildlife have become an increasingly important source of both income and recreation on ranches across Texas. As landowners have sought ways to maximize wildlife habitat, restoring rangeland with native plants and grasses have garnered a growing amount of attention.