Texas Wildlife Association Visits the Texas State Capitol
The Texas Wildlife Association’s (TWA) slogan is…”Working for tomorrow’s wildlife…TODAY!”. And that is exactly what I did on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 when I joined the TWA leadership and fellow members at the Texas State Capitol to discuss a core list of policy issues as it relates to legislative priorities for the 83rd Legislature. Some of the topics discussed with our State Representatives and Senators included eminent domain reform, water, funding for the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, deer & wildlife issues, and others. A friend of mine, Mr. Hatfield once told me “that if you are not at the table then you are probably on the menu”. So after discussions with Mr. Hatfield, I decided it was high time for me to get actively involved in the issues that effect my life as a South Texas ranch owner, farm & ranch broker, hunter, and citizen of the great State of Texas.
The TWA is an advocacy group focused on protecting private property rights and promoting and preserving our hunting heritage. The TWA actively influences outcomes in state and national legislative, regulatory, and legal processes. The TWA has hands-on youth education, adult education, and conservation initiatives. So with more than 95% of the land in Texas being privately owned, Texas wildlife depends on Texas landowners.
So as a Texas farm & ranch broker, it is my responsibility to be up to date on the legislative issues that affect you as a potential Texas ranch buyer or a current ranch owner here in Texas. So when you seek a professional farm & ranch broker in Texas, make sure that they are not only familiar with the Texas ranch market, but that they are up to date on the current issues as it relates to private property rights and your hunting heritage. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.