Requirements for the open space agricultural tax valuation are set by the Texas tax code. With the 1-d-1 valuation that we have, it is most important that the primary use of the land is agriculture. The second requirement is that it must be used to an intensity that is acceptable for an area. Continue reading
- “Ranch employees and their children may use Ranch facilities.”
This has been the practice in the past but was not stated in the rules.
- “Children of homeowners and Ranch employees who are members in good standing of a local 4H or FFA club may use facilities at the Red Barn and stables.”
A Lakes Assistance Group has offered suggestions to enhance the lakes.
1/ A permit has been submitted to TPWD for approval to purchase 100 10-inch triploid grass carp for pondweed control in the lower lake.
2/ Build a 2-foot grass carp barrier above the spillway on the lower lake dam; a requirement of the TPWD permit for stocking the carp. The barrier will not impact the integrity of the dam. Continue reading
Our Ranch Manager plans to continue feeding a little longer to put a better finish and more weight on them. All will be at Dutchman’s in Fredericksburg by March 5th. Continue reading
Lake Advisory Group to assist the ranch manager and make recommendations on how to maintain the lakes as far as the fishing, wildlife and general aesthetic beauty Continue reading
Year End 2012 Census Report prepared by our Range and Wildlife Management Advisory Group (RWMAG) using best practices shows that we are above the trigger point Continue reading
We are sure the beef will be as good as in years past and hope ranch residents will take advantage of the opportunity to obtain hormone free, free range beef for their families tables. Continue reading
The efforts to reduce the numbers of exotic livestock on the ranch are continuing into the fall. Continue reading
a new well needs to be drilled at the area by the Lacey Oak mailboxes because the current well has tree roots growing through it Continue reading
Hopefully the ranch will receive $1,000 for the mature rams and about $300 for the ewes. Continue reading
Our Ranch Manager took the initiative to speak with neighbor Bill Roeder Continue reading