Tag: Texas

restoring natives to rangeland

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.

Tammy and James King

Kings of the Mountain: Interview with James & Tammy King

What do you do when your life derives from a legend? You listen to that legacy. Add in your own flavor. Stand at the top of your own mountain. And, share it with the world. James King, great, great, great grandson of the legendary Captain Richard King, founder of the King Ranch, is doing just that.

Don’t Bet the Ranch on the Weather

If you own ranch property in the Lone Star State, you understand this too well. Every county in Texas was plagued by drought at least one out of the last five years. And in 2011, parched pastures led to a historic reduction in Texas cattle numbers, as ranchers reduced their herd size in order to cut their losses.

Larry Jacobs profile

Larry Jacobs: The Definition of Success

Webster’s Dictionary defines success as, “the correct or desired result of an attempt.” Using that definition, Larry Jacobs of Jacobs Properties in Montgomery, Texas may just be the most successful man I have ever met.

groundwater rights

Groundwater Rights Have Become Negotiable in Property Sales

As the supply of Texas groundwater continues to dwindle, the value escalates and landowners realize that it can add another revenue stream to the property.

wildlife recreation revenue

Increase Rural Property Income With Wildlife-Based Recreation

Continued growth of urbanization provides an opportunity for ranches to increase income through wildlife based recreation offerings to the public. Some landowners are currently taking advantage of these opportunities; but there are still unmet market needs.

1-D-1 Valuation

1-D-1 Valuation – Tax Breaks for Wildlife Habitat

Ruben Cantu and Greg Simons of Wildlife Consultants offer their expert advice on 1-d-1 valuations and implications for property and land owners' taxes.

dane mount interview

Dane Mount: Interview with a Modern-Day Cowboy

What happens when a cowboy gets a “real” job? He excels at it. Because the qualities that make up a real cowboy, make an exceptional man.

Guide to snakes in Texas

Guide to Snakes in Texas

Learn how to spot the difference between diamond back water snakes (non-venomous) and western cottonmouth snakes (venomous) on your Texas property.

four sixes ranch

History of Texas’ Legendary Four Sixes Ranch

The Four Sixes Ranch is part of the famous Burnett Ranches LLC, which is among the most storied family-run businesses in Texas history.

texas water

Will Texas Run Out of Water?

When Dr. Ron Gill, Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service, says that Texas weather is continual drought with intermittent floods, he is supported by Texas history. Droughts pose more danger today than in the past because of population growth.

Chas S. Middleton & Son

All in the Family: Interview with Sam Middleton

When looking for an example of a family run business, one would be hard pressed to find a better example than Chas S. Middleton & Son.