Surface Water & Your Texas Ranch

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In Texas, over 6.6 million acre-feet of surface water is used per year, primarily to supply water for industries, cities, and irrigation. Many ranch owners in Texas have an extensive amount of surface water on their properties. While it’s technically owned by the state, landowners have the right to use it for domestic purposes and livestock. However, it’s important for …

Dump Sites, Trash Pits & Your Texas Ranch

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In Texas, there are an abundance of rolling hills, beautiful creeks, and expansive views for sale, making now the ideal time to purchase your own Texas ranch. Whether you prefer just a few acres or hundreds of acres of land, you’re almost certain to find a spot that meets your needs. However, before you make your purchase, it’s important that …

5 Reasons To Ranch In Texas

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Owning a ranch in Texas may not be as glamorous in reality as it is on TV, but there are definite perks. Buying the right piece of land can pay off in spades as it provides plenty of business opportunities, while enjoying a scenic, wide open space. We asked several prominent Texas ranchers about the unique benefits you can find …

Know Your Riparian Water Rights For Your Texas Ranch

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With the population of Texas steadily increasing and the persistent, hot summers, water can be tough to come by in the state. This is especially urgent for ranchers who make their livelihood with their property. A key element to gaining a leg up on water shortages is understanding Texas riparian water rights. The following examines the complexities involved with these …

Stocking Exotics On Your Texas Ranch

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Are you looking to add some diversity to your ranch? Exotic livestock are a great investment and an exciting hobby. Don’t be intimidated by the unknown. Exotics are easy to care for, and their benefits outweigh the extra work. “Exotic animals,” are defined as a species of game not indigenous to the state. The first exotic game introduced were a …

A Rancher’s Best Friend: How To Find The Best Texas Ranch Dog

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It’s often said that a dog is a man’s best friend, and nowhere is this truer than on the south Texas prairie. When you’re out there in the wild grasses under the big blue sky, a faithful canine companion for herding, protection, and friendship is truly invaluable. Just a few weeks ago, when 85-year-old Texas rancher J.R. Nicholson was taken …

Tax Exemptions For Texas Ranches

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Owning your very own Texas ranch is often its own reward, especially as you work with a sell my house fast company to sell your previous estate. It’s a true fulfillment of the American dream — the pride of knowing that you own the ground upon which you’re standing. Maybe you live on your ranch, or maybe it’s a private retreat for …

Happy Easter From Ruple Properties!

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Ruple Properties would like to wish you and your family a very Happy Easter! We hope the sun shines warmly on your worship services, family gatherings, egg-hunts, or however you celebrate. We all know that Easter activities center mostly around children, but where is all the fun for the adults? Did you know it’s always open season for rabbit and …

Five Texas Wildflowers For Your Summer Garden

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Wildflowers earned their name because they spread themselves freely without much help from planters and gardeners. It doesn’t matter if you own Texas ranch land or live on a block filled with Texas Hill Country homes, wildflowers are a set-it-and-forget-it kind of plant. Get them in the ground, give them some water, and they require little careafter that. They’re hardy, …

Gardening In Texas: 4 Experts Share Their Top Tips And Favorite Flavors

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The first thing that comes to mind when a lot of people hear, “Texas” is “dry heat.” It’s not the most conducive environment for lush landscapes or manicured gardens. Or is it? We talked to a handful of professionals – from authors to horticulturists – and got the truth about gardening in Texas. Whether you’re an experienced gardener, or you …