Venison Chili? Yes Please!

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CLOUDY? COLD? WET? ICE? SNOW? If you are in Texas, you have likely seen at least one of these weather conditions this week.  Personally, I think it is time to open the freezer and make some Venison Chili.   Thanks to Adam West, Executive Chef at The Porch Restaurant, we can all enjoy a warm dinner tonight.  If you are …

A Profitable Hunt: Turn Your Property Into A Private Texas Retreat

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The best hunting in Texas happens on private retreats, where animals are well cared for, the land is maintained, and the facilities supply for all your needs. But have you ever wondered what it takes to create that environment. If you have a rich Texas hunting ranch, you may have considered opening it to the public as a private hunting …

Understanding Mineral Rights In Texas

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In most countries around the world, minerals found in earth belong to the government. The United States is an exception, and here in Texas we have a long history of mineral rights that dates to 1869. Rich with natural resources, Texas is home to many types of minerals, some of which might be in your land. Oil and gas are …

3 Texas Farm Features To Look For

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Texas land is diverse and beautiful, and there is a lot of it! Beginning a search for the right piece of property for your ranch or farm may seem overwhelming, but we are here to help you. There are many things to consider when getting ready to purchase farmland. Here are the three most important: Location Fertile Terrain Water Source …

Understanding Riparian Water Rights In Texas

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Texas is a beautiful state with extremely diverse landscape, including lots of water. Besides the gulf coast and countless lakes, Texas is home to over 3,700 streams and 15 major rivers, not to mention all the water found underground. Texas is truly a wellspring of natural resources, and water is one of the most valuable. KNOW YOUR RIGHTS Water is …

Fulfilling A Dream: Living Off The Land

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Imagine rolling out of bed with the sun, working fresh soil with your hands, cleaning and caring for a small herd of livestock, hanging clean laundry in the afternoon sun, and spending most of your days with your family. Some people cringe at the idea, but some people get excited and it’s the latter – the ones crazy enough to …

A Quick Guide To Texas Hunting Land & Game

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With 1.2 million acres of public hunting land, along with vast amounts of private hunting land and ranches, and with game animals ranging from native critters to exotic species, there is plenty of sport hunting to be had in Texas. Whether you’re after an everyday white tail deer or a monster javelina (also known as a peccary or skunk pig), …

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 …

Spotlight: Texas Hill Country Land

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It’s a place where rivers are born, where nights are sultry and beauty abounds. They say everything’s bigger in Texas and when we’re talking about Hill Country, the statement has never been truer. Things aren’t just bigger out here – they are better, too. The ‘Hill Country’ is a loose term that describes the 25 counties of Central and South …

Surface Rights Vs. Mineral Rights In Texas

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Ruple Properties has partnered with  https://www.saussyburbank.com/  and James Hausma to discuss Surface Rights vs Mineral Rights in Texas.  James is a licensed Senior Property Tax Consultant at Assessment Technologies.  Enjoy the information! Buy Land. Live Well. SURFACE RIGHTS VS. MINERAL RIGHTS IN TEXAS U.S. property owners have rights not only to the surface of their land and all structures, but also …