Tag: Texas

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Broker Spotlight: Trip duPerier’s Kevin Meier and Trey Hallmark

Trey Hallmark and Kevin Meier have worked with—and learned from—Trip duPerier for more than a decade.

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TWA Member Spotlight: Tina Buford

Tina Buford doesn’t let her long list of accomplishments overshadow what is most important to her. She is first and foremost, a wife, a mom, a daughter, a sister and a member of a South Texas ranching family that has been taking care of the H. Yturria family ranches for six generations.

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Understanding the Law of Eminent Domain in Texas

For many landowners, eminent domain isn’t an abstract legal construct, but a force that alters their land and their lives.

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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.

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How to Create Duck Habitat on Your Land

Areas that stay moist for long periods during the year may have potential for duck habitat.

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.

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John Ed Stepan: Steward of the Land

John Ed Stephan, of Ranch Investments in San Antonio, has a room full of trophies, a lifetime full of experiences, an abundance of anecdotes and an admirable intellect.

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 ...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.