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On behalf of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty Ranch and Land Division of Dallas, welcome to the spring edition of Texas Farm & Ranch! The love of ranching, the sale of ranches, and the protection of our coveted way of life, its icons and its legends, as well as the responsibility of land stewardship, is not just a local, regional or state issue of trade, marketing, authority and passion…it is a global one. Global reach, representation, expertise and connections count and are more critical than ever before in selling, buying or investing in the one thing that neither God nor man is manufacturing any more of: LAND. A broker’s knowledge of area, intricacies of ranch, agricultural farmland, resort, recreation, equestrian and lake properties is important. However, if that broker is not connected and networked to the world’s sellers and agents, that is a huge disadvantage. Our sales team at the Ranch and Land Division in Dallas is among the very best in Texas, and we continue to seek, engage, network with and hire the very best brokers licensed in Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico and throughout the world. If you have real estate experience, a ranching or development background, or simply a passion for both and are considering a new career or a new company, come join us! In 2013, Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty sold just under $2 billion dollars of ranch, residential and luxury real estate. Some of our Ranch and Land team set records by county, by state, and by price. I believe that the global reach, network and brand value of Sotheby’s International Realty is unequalled and that the centrally located and affluent international city of Dallas coupled with the reputation of our team is unrivalled. In 2013, we traveled to promote and personally market our clients’ ranch listing portfolios to Australia and China. As this goes to print in March, our team will be in Dubai and Qatar, networking with the world’s best brokers and showing off our Texas land and ranches to some of the wealthiest investors and buyers in the Arabic world.

If, as a landowner or as an aspiring one, you seek local expertise coupled with national and global reach, resources and top-shelf representation to sell, buy or invest anywhere, call us…you’ll be glad you did. Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty Ranch and Land is the Agency of Authority, Expertise & Results…Selling Texas— Servicing the World! My Very Best,

Bernie

Bernard F. Uechtritz Proud to be Australian Privileged to Live in America Honored to Call Texas Home International Real Estate Advisor and Senior Manager to Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty ranch.briggsfreeman.com bu@briggsfreeman.com o: 214.353.6600

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Robbie Briggs, President and CEO A few days before American families sat down last year to celebrate Thanksgiving, the unique national holiday, Robbie Briggs hosted 18 Chinese businessmen and investors in the Dallas office of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty to discuss the growing global interest in land, particularly Texas farm and ranch land. The president and CEO of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s, International Realty has traveled widely, lived three years in China and understands that international relationships are built over time and may take many trips back and forth to establish those strong ties. From our office listed below

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A few weeks before the meeting in Dallas, Briggs had led a four-member team of international real estate experts on a 12-day, five-city tour of China to meet with Chinese bankers, real estate investors and corporate leaders to spark their interest in North Texas properties. “In each city, we found Chinese businessmen, wealthy investors and professionals who have a strong interest in U.S. real estate,” Briggs said. “They want to buy homes. And they have a strong desire to own Texas ranches, farms and land.” The Chinese are not alone. Briggs has made similar trips to Europe and India to discuss the worldwide interest in Texas ranches and farmland.The Sotheby’s Dubai affiliate recently asked for information on every property Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty has access to in Texas because of strong Middle Eastern interest in the Lone Star State. The interest in farm and ranch land is a worldwide trend from extravagant South American haciendas to working cattle ranches in Mexico and Down Under in Australia. Recently, the largest parcel of private land in New Zealand sold to a group of Americans for $30 million. Bernie Uechtritz, who heads the Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty Ranch and Land Division, returned recently from Australia, his native land, where he networked and engaged in in-depth conversations with owners of ranches that are measured in square miles and kilometers, not acres. Through its Sotheby’s International Realty network, Briggs Freeman, a 52-year-old real estate firm, now is part of an expansive network of 650 offices in 48 countries where real estate professionals have built lasting relationships with some of the wealthiest individual investors and business leaders from Asia to Europe to South America.


PASSIONFOR FORTEXAS TEXASLAND EPASSION PASSION FOR TEXAS LAND The reason for this worldwide interest is that buying American farm and ranch land has proven to be a good investment, a good hedge against volatile economies and is an investment that owners can enjoy while watching land values grow. Recently the National Agricultural Statistics Service reported that U.S. farm land increased almost 11 percent between 2011 and 2012. The value of U.S. pastureland increased in 2012 some 4.5 percent. And that trend has continued. The company’s Ranch and Land division recently closed a $17 million ranch in Oklahoma and a $12 million sale in Celina. A Sotheby’s Telluride, Colorado broker closed a $50 million sale and a $16 million referral from Briggs on a ranch outside Montrose. And the descendants of Captain Charles Schreiner, the owners of the legendary Y.O. Ranch, selected Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty to market their $80 million, 133-year-old Central Texas property. The reasons for the growing interest in Texas land are many and varied and likely to continue for years. People and companies are moving to Texas in huge numbers. With projected population growth in the millions, ranches and land close to cities are becoming much more valuable for development and living. At the same time, wealthy individuals are paying high prices for family ranches to enjoy recreation, fishing, hunting, cattle and horse raising and conservation. Thanks to the oil and gas boom, the U.S. is on track to become energy independent with much of the country’s energy growth coming from Texas, which is again creating large fortunes for Texans. Texas is geographically strategic and sheltered from many of the economic difficulties experienced in

other U.S. Regions and around the world. The Texas economy is already the 12th largest in the world and growing steadily. Its pro-business environment and no state income tax make Texas a great place to live and invest. In a state known for pioneers, cowboys, oil barons, horses, cattle and notable people, Texas land has proven to be an investment that holds its value for enjoyment and resale throughout generations. Legacy land inTexas, much like gold or silver, is a precious and limited resource, and men and women with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty are the experts in guiding you through the unique opportunities this land presents.

Excerpt from The Robbie Report, which appears in The Wall Street Journal

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Robbie Briggs, president and CEO of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, has persuaded Australian Bernard Uechtritz to lead the firm’s Ranch and Land Division. The elite ranch group travels to China, Australia, Dubai, Qatar and beyond, marketing and networking with the world’s best brokers, wealth managers and investors promoting the division’s listing portfolio, investments and clients’ properties.

Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty Taps International Real Estate & Business Advisor Bernard Uechtritz to Lead Dallas Ranch and Land Division A native of Papua New Guinea and Australia, with a highly regarded 20-year track record of selling some of the toughest, high profile and even controversial luxury estates from Beverly Hills and Malibu, to iconic ranches in Texas and outback stations in Australia, Uechtritz adds to the stellar lineup at Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, which closed almost $2 billion in transactions last year. In 2012, Uechtritz appeared on the cover of The Land Report magazine’s Spring issue and also New York’s Times Square billboard when the dealmaker successfully closed the controversial and recordsetting Camp Cooley Ranch in Texas. Entrepreneur, Rainmaker & Auctioneer If it’s a tough deal or they say it can’t be done, those looking to make it happen turn to Uechtritz, whose peers call “the fixer and a rainmaker.” His savvy “can do” tough reputation for successful transactions includes expertise in luxury and ranch real estate markets of all types as well as operating his own successful offices. These days, Uechtritz selectively engages to consult with high net worth clientele and to market or represent iconic properties. His passion is food chain agriculture, iconic beef cattle and horse ranches.

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The Land Steward Uechtritz was a strategic and fundraising key man in saving the historic and pristine Ahmanson Ranch above Malibu, California from eminent development. He rallied with then HBO Chief (now Starz CEO) Chris Albrecht, leading Hollywood heavyweights Martin Sheen, Rob Reiner, Erin Brokovich, Leonardo DiCaprio and many others in saving the ranch and securing its acquisition as a public park by the state of California. Albrecht said “Bernie was one of the best luxury market brokers in Los Angeles and he would have made an absolute killing if that ranch had been developed by giant Washington Mutual Bank, yet he came down on our side,” Albrecht said. “I thought to myself, I can count on this guy, and I did. Ultimately, with Bernie’s help and that of many others, we slayed the giant.” From our office listed below

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Texas Farm & Ranch sat down to ask a few questions of Bernie. Q. Bernie, why Dallas? Why Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty? A. Four words—Briggs, Sotheby’s, Dallas and opportunity. The company is the heartbeat of an affluent international city that’s in the center of a state that’s in the center of the nation that’s in the center of the world. Every deal is an easy drive or an easy flight away. I love Texas, the legends, the lore, legacies, icons, and life’s characters. Robbie Briggs is a giant of a man in every respect, a class act and a visionary—he gets it. Q. What book are you currently reading? A. 40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World by Howard G. Buffett —He’s another guy who gets it! Q. Who are your most-respected competitive brokers? A. Dietra Robinson, George Clift, and David Culver. Q. What’s your favorite sport? A. I play polo and an Australian game called polocrosse—it’s like rugby and lacrosse on horseback. Q. Favorite horseman? A. That’s easy, Guy McLean. He’s the best there is, anywhere—and I’ve seen them all. Guy is a poet, an entertainer, a whip cracker and a world-class horseman…oh, and he’s also my good mate! Q. What was your toughest deal? A. They’re all tough. I’m not given the easy ones. Those are generally taken by regular sales guys who charge half what I do, take twice as long and usually end up trying to sell the deal at a discount with no luck. Then it becomes stigmatized or a white elephant. I usually get called in after a property has already been hurt and unsold or has hair all over it, most often with the fingerprints of bad management or formerly unsuccessful sales efforts. The properties I like best are those that have had really good representation by lawyers and wealth management who understand that you get what you pay for and who hire a savvy international specialist to make it happen right out of the gate the first time.

Photographed by Gustav Schmiege

Q. What are your strengths? A. My strengths are my mongrel bloodlines, a diversified connected and successful family as well as a colorful background of life experiences at both a hands-on and higher levels resulting in a broad worldwide network of caliber decision makers throughout a variety of business, sports, political, celebrity and corporate connections. I started young, still wake up early and go to bed late!

Q. What is your most famous deal? A. Probably my first. The Menendez Family Estate, whose sons, Eric and Lyle, shotgunned their parents. But look, while I’ve done some deals that make the headlines, I’ve also done many, many ordinary deals, and deals by design and confidentiality request, that you’ll never read about. I am fortunate that I get to choose whom I represent and why. I am driven by the art of the deal, not the dollar.

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Marilyn recently made history by listing the most expensive home in Texas, a $100,000,000 property. She also sold one of the largest estates in Texas to the new owners of a major sports team. Her sale of a $9,995,000 Penthouse in Dallas was the most expensive penthouse ever sold in Dallas. Marilyn sold a $13,500,000 estate to the owners of a Scottish castle. Her most recent sale was a $20,000,000 estate that she listed, sold and closed for full price in 24 days. This 35,000 sq. ft. home was the largest and most expensive sale in the state. This estate was previously listed with another international realtor at a lower price and did not sell.

“Marilyn’s aggressive approach to the international marketing of the property resulted in a completed transaction in five months from start to finish. I’m hasten to add that the prior agencies failed completely to do any effective marketing of Brantley Manor, although I did spend a substantial upfront marketing fee with them.”

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FARM & RANCH FEATURES

REFERENCE

18 v From the Editor 28 v Legends & Lore: Texas Rangers

20v Broker Index 22 v Property Index & Map

By Mickey Herskowitz

30 v Rancher’s Corner: Do I Have Too Many Cattle? Submitted by the Texas Landowners Association

CLASSIFIEDS 146 v Additional Properties in the Marketplace

TEXAS SELECTS 72 v Turn-Key and Ready to Go!

Listed by Texas Best Ranches, LLC

78 v Premier Ranch Listed by LANDTX

96 v Southwind Ranch

Listed by Hoffman International Properties

98 v Bella Riva “ La Rotunda”

Listed by Hoffman International Properties

Farm & Ranch Property IDs

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broker index 5 Star Country Properties .....127 www.5starcountry.com Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty ...........24, 32 www.Ranch.BriggsFreeman.com

HomeLand Properties ........... 141 www.homelandproperties.com

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ............128 www.AIDANFLORES.com

Jacobs Properties.....................131 www.txland.com

AIDAN FLORES Farm & Ranch

The Country Connection ...... 118 www.countryconnection.com

Century 21 Beal, Inc...............143 debbird@verizon.net Century 21 Harvey Properties ...................126 www.c21php.com

Coalson Real Estate .........................................133 www.Coalson.com

Harvey Properties

Keller Williams DFW .............143 www.alextravisteam.com

The duPerier Texas Land Man, LLC ..............46 www.texas-landman.com

Circle T Realty ......................... 110 C ircle T Realty www.circle-t-realty.com

Hall and Hall ............................124 www.hallandhall.com

Clift Land Brokers ..................129 www.CliftLandBrokers.com

Hoffman International Properties ..........96 www.MagnificentProperties.com

Keller Williams Farm and Ranch Realty .........103 www.kwfarmandranchgroup.com King Land & Water ................104 www.KingLandWater.com

Hoffman International Properties

Fantastic Live Water Family Compound Page 62

Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty ..................63 www.KuperRanchSales.com

Historic Picosa Ranch

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3-Gates Ranch

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Meyers Spring Ranch page 49

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La Gloria Land Co. .................130 www.LGLand.com Land Advisors Organization ......45 www.landadvisors.com Land Investex, LLC ...........................................60 www.landinvestex.com LANDTX .....................................78 www.landtx.com Larry Brown Realtors Inc. .....142 www.larrybrownrealtors.com Lee, Lee & Puckitt Associates ...132 www.llptexasranchland.com Mark Hubbard Ranch Properties .......................... 92 www.TexasRanches.org Meek Ranch Sales. ....................88 www.meekranchsales.com Mirr Ranch Group ...................112 www.MirrRanchGroup.com

Swan Land Company.............122 www.swanlandco.com

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Terry Wootan Real Estate .....138 www.terrywootanrealestate.com Texas Best Ranches, LLC ......... 72 www.TexasBestRanches.com Texas First Real Estate .............139 www.TexasFirstRE.com Texas Land & Ranch Co. .................................52 www.TexasLandandRanch.net

Bella Riva “La Rotunda” page 98

Texas LandMen .........................84 www.TexasLandMen.com Texas Ranch Depot.................144 www.txranchdepot.com Tri-County Realty, LLC ..........135 www.tricountyrealestate.com Vester Ranch Sales ..................100 www.jcwilsonranches.com

Nixon Real Estate.................... 114 www.nixonrealestate.com

Ranch Connection ..................136 www.ranchconnection.com Ranch Investments .................134 www.ranchinvestments.com Republic Ranches ...................106 www.republicranches.com

VIP Country Properties .........108 www.vipcountry.com Williams Trew Sotheby’s International Realty ................120 www.williamstrew.com

Sabinal River page 59

Ruple Properties......................137 www.RupleProperties.com Schrimsher Ranch Real Estate, LLC ........140 www.nm-ranches.com Steve Grant Real Estate................................... 116 www.stevegrant.com

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5................. Bosque...................38 7................. Austin...................108 15............... Guadalupe............75 15............... Washington........139 16............... Travis......................98 19............... Wilson................... 61 22............... Austin...................108 23............... Fayette..................127 32............... Colorado.............109 34............... Uvalde...................75 44............... Madison..............139 50............... Caldwell..............127 50............... Karnes.................... 61 54............... Bexar......................77 65............... Colorado.............139 70............... Bosque.................143 71............... Austin...................109 71............... Karnes....................60 72............... Fayette..................130 76............... Fayette..................127 88............... Bastrop................144 90............... Uvalde...................68 93............... Austin...................109 99............... Leon..................... 111 104............. Bosque................... 41 115............. Uvalde...................56 120............ Colorado.............108 150............ Uvalde...................56 182............ Comal....................69 218............. Lavaca..................127 237............ Milam...................134 240............ Karnes....................96 265............ Milam...................143

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340............ Leon..................... 111 383............ Leon..................... 110 442............ Fayette..................108 445............ Bosque.................121 469............ Lavaca..................135 500............ Washington........109 538............ Medina...................56 543............ Wilson...................70 566............ Williamson.........134 592............ Leon..................... 110 670............ Uvalde...................87 700............ Wilson...................62 712............. Grimes.................130 724............ Uvalde...................56 786............ Williamson...........36 823............ Uvalde.................137 870............ Medina...................58 880............ Robertson........... 111 890............ Uvalde...................57 1,025......... Lampasas..............48 1,029......... Lavaca..................135 1,229......... Milam...................109 1,312......... Colorado.............135 1,334......... Uvalde...................53 1,380......... Leon.....................106 1,385......... Uvalde...................68 1,509......... Medina.................105 1,583......... Lee........................107 1,950......... Leon..................... 111 2,100......... Waller...................107 2,100......... Washington........108 2,169......... Freestone.............106 2,313......... Menard..................49 3,230......... Uvalde...................93 4,168......... Uvalde...................66 4,200......... Kinney.................130 4,494......... Lampasas............134 4,543......... Uvalde...................63 6,000......... Kinney...................89 6,500......... Menard................138 6,700......... Kinney...................48 7,850......... Menard..................80 8,062......... McCulloch..........132

High Plains 160............. Randall................142 486............ Randall................142 2,010......... Armstrong...........129 2,108......... Armstrong...........129

Hill Country 4................. Gillespie.............. 114 7................. Gillespie..............115 7................. Bandera.................57 8................. Gillespie..............115 8................. Kendall..................62 9................. Gillespie................59 25............... Real......................... 91 29............... Kendall.................. 61 30............... Kerr........................ 51 35............... Llano....................138 49............... Bandera.................89 50............... Gillespie..............115 50............... Kendall..................86 56............... Bandera................. 76 56............... Gillespie.............. 114 60............... Bandera.................48 64............... Blanco....................49 70............... Bandera.................60 77............... Gillespie................67 90............... Bandera.................57 90............... Bandera.................59

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94............... Bandera................. 76 95............... Gillespie................69 97............... Bandera.................59 102............. Bandera.................87 106............. Kendall.................. 71 110............. Kendall.................. 76 134............ Kerr........................67 138............ Kendall..................46 143............. Hays.......................46 156............ Bandera.................54 160............. Llano....................138 181............. Burnet....................50 185............ Bandera.................95 203............ Real....................... 114 214............. Hays.......................69 221............ Blanco....................85 225............ Kendall................103 308............ Bandera.................85 309............ Real......................... 91 312............. Gillespie................84 345............ Real.........................94 347............ Kendall..................83 350............ Kerr........................85 368............ Hays.......................46 369............ Bandera.................55 447............ Mason....................83 450............ Real.........................52 483............ Llano....................103 520............ Gillespie................ 51 540............ Kimble...................85 556............ Kerr........................87 624............ Bandera.................49 630............ Bandera.................55 642............ Kimble...................67 676............. Kerr......................105 687............ Gillespie..............115 746............. Gillespie.............. 114 770............ Edwards................ 91 840............ Kimble...................77 845............ Kerr........................87 927............ Gillespie................84 1,006......... Kerr........................47 1,064......... Kerr......................137 1,117.......... Kendall..................77 1,125......... Real.........................72 1,285......... Edwards..............137 1,318.......... Gillespie..............134 1,634......... Mason....................78 1,688......... Real.........................48 1,775......... Kendall..................82 2,000......... Edwards................84 2,030......... Llano......................47 2,031......... Edwards................90 2,276......... Hays....................... 81 2,725......... Blanco....................67 2,778......... Bandera................. 51 2,880......... Edwards................58 3,000......... San Saba................47 3,700......... Llano....................138 6,378......... Edwards..............137 29,000...... Kerr........................64

Metroplex 8................. Tarrant.................120 28............... Parker...................120 30............... Grayson...............143 35............... Parker...................120 65............... Ellis......................... 41 72............... Cooke...................121 75............... Cooke.....................94 90............... Parker...................120 119............. Erath....................133

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121............. Ellis.........................39 122............ Cooke..................... 41 181............. Palo Pinto............121 184............ Parker...................133 250............ Palo Pinto............133 257............ Kaufman................38 337............ Cooke.....................95 357............ Denton...................24 440............ Palo Pinto..............44 500............ Palo Pinto..............44 570............ Palo Pinto..............44 650............ Palo Pinto..............44 740............. Fannin.................. 119 758............ Grayson...............136 1,293......... Palo Pinto............133 1,500......... Erath......................43 1,546......... Palo Pinto..............45 1,842......... Erath......................43 2,100......... Hood....................136 2,260......... Ellis....................... 119 2,260......... Fannin.................. 119 2,476......... Wise.....................124 3,500......... Parker...................133

Northeast 44............... Smith....................120 64............... Henderson.......... 117 72............... Van Zandt........... 117 75............... Smith......................40 75............... Wood................... 118 92............... Van Zandt.............38 100............. Henderson.......... 116 110............. Henderson.......... 116 133............ Rains.................... 116 147............. Cherokee.............128 219............. Cherokee...............40 249............ Henderson.......... 116 350............ Henderson..........107 415............. Van Zandt...........128 421............ Henderson.......... 117 665............ Anderson............. 110 1,000......... Red River.............126 1,043......... Henderson.......... 118 1,237......... Harrison................40

Northwest 268............ Brown..................... 74 352............ Jack.......................121 400............ Montague............ 118 497............ Montague............ 119 1,448......... Shackelford......... 118 1,858......... Young.....................43 2,070......... Stephens..............137 12,158....... Knox.....................102

South 29............... Atascosa................. 61 203............ Frio.........................77 505............ Calhoun...............130 544............ Frio.........................68 588............ Goliad....................93 683............ Webb......................68 767............. Zavala.....................47 830............ Atascosa.................60 880............ Zavala.....................56 948............ Jim Hogg.............130 1,000......... La Salle................ 101 1,025......... Dimmit..................94 1,133......... Frio.........................88 1,440......... Duval...................... 51 1,568......... Bee........................130 1,900......... La Salle..................95 2,124......... Zavala.....................84

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3,864......... Jim Wells...............92 5,600......... Webb....................100 5,680......... Maverick................65

Southeast 212............. San Jacinto.......... 131 360............ Walker................. 131 703............ Trinity.................. 141 762............. San Jacinto.......... 131 798............ Montgomery...... 141 1,116.......... Walker................. 141 1,418.......... Walker................. 141

West

1,127......... Tom Green.......... 117 1,403......... Brewster..............104 1,534......... Jeff Davis.............104 1,895......... Val Verde...............90 1,936......... Presidio................104 2,274......... Terrell.....................88 2,920......... Jeff Davis.............104 3,870......... Brewster................88 4,250......... Tom Green............66 5,063......... Coke....................... 74 6,600......... Val Verde............... 76 9,700......... Terrell.....................49 11,000....... Val Verde.............137 12,500....... Presidio................105 16,890....... Brewster................65 23,482...... Brewster..............105 25,811....... Val Verde...............46

Outside the Region Colorado 257............ Gunnison............112 290............ Clear Creek.........125 490............ Routt....................124 1,138......... Routt....................125 1,799......... Montrose.............124 3,103......... Las Animas.........129 14,759....... Elbert...................113 46,700...... Las Animas.........112

Idaho 817............. Custer..................124

Montana

103............. Ravalli..................124 473............ Beaverhead.........123 678................Lewis and Clark....123 919............. Ravalli..................133 950............ Gallatin................123 2,964......... Park......................122 3,000.............Lewis and Clark....122 5,665......... Gallatin................122 5,870......... Deer Lodge.........123 59,809...... Chouteau............125

New Mexico 339............ Grant....................140 410............. Otero....................140 1,384......... Luna.....................140 21,595....... Grant....................140 115,974..... Catron..................124

Oklahoma 550............ Bryan....................106 3,290......... Tulsa.....................125 17,600....... Carter.....................35

Oregon 36,000...... Wheeler...............113

Wyoming 4,425......... Albany..................125


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Austin Bastrop Bell Bexar Bosque Brazos Burleson Caldwell Colorado Comal Concho Coryell De Witt Falls Fayette Freestone Gonzales Grimes Guadalupe Hamilton Karnes Kinney Lampasas Lavaca Lee Leon Limestone Madison McCulloch McLennan Medina Menard Milam Mills Robertson San Saba Travis Uvalde Waller Washington Wharton Williamson Wilson

HIGH PLAINS 8 1 28 76 24 13 22 26 37 20 40 1 75 16 41 19 31 74 57 14 30 25 3 6 10 38 8 58 42 29 5 39 56 7 32 4 11 21 12 17 9 2 23 55 15 54

Armstrong Bailey Borden Briscoe Carson Castro Childress Cochran Collingsworth Crosby Dallam Dawson Deaf Smith Dickens Donley Floyd Gaines Garza Gray Hale Hall Hansford Hartley Hemphill Hockley Hutchinson Kent King Lamb Lipscomb Lubbock Lynn Moore Motley Ochiltree Oldham Parmer Potter Randall Roberts Sherman Swisher Terry Wheeler Yoakum

HILL COUNTRY 87 1 173 158 184 172 190 188 186 171 157 156 185

Bandera Blanco Burnet Edwards Gillespie Hays Kendall Kerr Kimble Llano Mason Real

METROPLEX 6 6 48 85 65 104 100 50 49 126 101 67 103 105 127 82 83 86 102 84 64

Collin Cooke Dallas Denton Ellis Erath Fannin Grayson Hill Hood Hunt Johnson Kaufman Navarro Palo Pinto Parker Rockwall Somervell Tarrant Wise

SOUTH 43 2 218 232 248 245 253 228 238 217 233 251 247 239 249 240 229 231 215 230 241 244 242 250 234 237 252 246 216

Aransas Atascosa Bee Brooks Calhoun Cameron Dimmit Duval Frio Goliad Hidalgo Jim Hogg Jim Wells Kenedy Kleberg La Salle Live Oak Maverick McMullen Nueces Refugio San Patricio Starr Victoria Webb Willacy Zapata Zavala

NORTHWEST 5 4 44 122 98 46 121 123 33 99 78 34 27 60 63 79 43 95 47 96 120 77 80 81 59 97 61 36 35 62

Archer Baylor Brown Callahan Clay Coleman Comanche Cottle Eastland Fisher Foard Hardeman Haskell Jack Jones Knox Mitchell Montague Nolan Runnels Scurry Shackelford Stephens Stonewall Taylor Throckmorton Wichita Wilbarger Young

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Andrews Brewster Coke Crane Crockett Culberson Ector El Paso Glasscock Howard Hudspeth Irion Jeff Davis Loving Martin Midland Pecos Presidio Reagan Reeves Schleicher Sterling Sutton Terrell Tom Green Upton Val Verde Ward Winkler

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Angelina Brazoria Chambers Fort Bend Galveston Hardin Harris Jackson Jasper Jefferson Liberty Matagorda Montgomery Newton Orange Polk Sabine San Augustine San Jacinto Trinity Tyler Walker

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Texas Metroplex v Denton County v Aubrey

HORSE CAPITAL OF TEXAS A destination landmark on the hallowed corridor of Highway 377 in Aubrey, Texas since the 1980’s, the Circle Y Ranch is an icon of the Horse Capital of Texas. Horse people love this well-known neighborhood, which boasts the names of many famous horses, barns and trainers. Driving along Highway 377, you see many of their names on the front gates of one ranch after another. This area is steeped in championship horses. This jewel of a ranch has also been home to numerous reining and cutting horse champions over the years. This magnificent equestrian property is located just 10 minutes west of the Dallas North Tollway. With its beautiful grounds, the ranch has two covered arenas, numerous stalls and breeding facilities…everything you would expect in a highend equestrian facility and more. In addition to the main homestead, which overlooks a beautiful lake and pool, there are also three other homes for trainers and employees. TURN KEY OPPORTUNITY Equestrian types have always sought to raise their horses here. With its pristine sandy loam soils and lush grasses that run through From our office listed below

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this part of North Texas, the area is home to numerous disciplines, including the English varieties like dressage, eventing and jumping, specialty sports like polo and horse racing as well as Western sports like team roping, reining, reining cow horse, cutting, western pleasure, halter and barrel racing. The area also hosts a number of the very best and most knowledgeable equine specialists; professionals nationally known for veterinary care, farriers, tack, feed and construction. It is a mecca for trainers, hands, cowboys and cowgirls. With the ranch’s central location in North Texas, it is easy traveling to numerous shows and competitions across the region, especially in Texas and Oklahoma.

BOOMING POPULATION IN THE METROPLEX In 1950, the population of Texas was 7.7 million. In 2012, Texas’ population was 26.2 million and is expected to have over 56 million people by 2050, according to Texas A&M’s Research Center. The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is expected to grow faster than any other area in the state and increase from 6.4 million people in 2010 to almost 17 million by 2050. Residential and commercial development surrounds the property to the south, east and west. Highway 380, 5 miles to the south, is a major commercial corridor, connecting Denton to the west and McKinney to the east. The North Dallas Tollway is only 10 miles (approximately 10 minutes) to the east and makes for an easy connection to numerous commercial centers, including downtown Dallas (50 minutes away).

“THE WILLOW BEND EFFECT” IS A GOOD BET Like Plano and Frisco, Aubrey and Pilot Point are feeling the pressure of the “Willow Bend effect.” The Dallas boom of the late

1980’s saw the once expansive and pristine polo fields of the Willow Bend Polo & Hunt Club become a shopping mall, homes and a commercial corridor of north Dallas. As history repeats itself, Aubrey and Pilot Point have become a good bet for land bankers and a speculator’s paradise. Horsemen with no reason or need to sell and move will likely see an exponential increase in their net worth. Short term or long term, the Circle Y Ranch, whether for love of the lifestyle or the love of a good investment, represents a great opportunity for the keen eye. ABOUT THE BROKERS David Burgher and Harlan Ray each have deep roots in Texas and are from multigenerational families in the state. Both are top

producers and bring diverse backgrounds, which has helped them succeed in the ranch real estate market. They constantly strive for new and creative ways to market their properties and best represent their clients. Harlan was the winner of the 2013 Top Hand award in the Ranch and Land Division – an all-around award given to the individual who demonstrates integrity, enthusiasm, teamwork and leadership. Prior to his establishing the Ranch and Land Division in 2011, David spent over 30 years in commercial real estate, founding a number of companies ranging from development, brokerage, consulting and valuation along with a wide variety of development and investment opportunities. The two began working together marketing a portion of the WB Ranch in Hill County, TX. This well-known 1140 +/- AC property located on the Brazos River was an established corporate retreat and executive hunting ranch. Since then, this duo has sold several large ranches in Falls, Hill, Bosque, Eastland, Bowie, Henderson, Collin and Blanco counties. Each gentleman continues to notch up sales and add happy clients to their track records. v

For more information on Circle Y Ranch, please contact Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty agents David Burgher at C 214-2138715 or Harlan Ray at C 214-908-7770 or visit ranch.briggsfreeman.com.

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Legends & Lore Texas Rangers With the possible exception of Scotland Yard and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, no law enforcement agency has been as renowned and revered as the Texas Rangers. The very name, Scotland Yard, evoked images of the fog-shrouded, seamy east end of London and the butchery of Jack the Ripper. The Mounties provided a cheerier legacy, famed among an early generation of movie goers for the romantic pairing of Nelson Eddy and Jeannette MacDonald, and later a television cartoon, Dudley Do-Right. But the legend of the Rangers arguably has eclipsed them both, for color and volume, in books, film, radio, pulp fiction and, yes, the comics. Loosely founded as part of the original colony settled by Stephen F. Austin, the Texas Rangers emerged as a frontier force in 1823. They were initially citizen-soldiers recruited to range across the vast territory to confront hostile Indians and Mexican bandits. True, there were rangers elsewhere, notably in Kentucky and Missouri. But the character who became a cultural icon on radio in the 1930s as “The Lone Ranger” was a Texas Ranger, later portrayed by Clayton Moore on television. His sidekick, Tonto, was played most memorably by Jay Silverheels, a full-blooded Mohawk. The singing cowboy, Gene Autry, played a generic Texas Ranger in half a dozen “B” westerns, also known as Saturday afternoon shoot-‘em-ups. All of this trivia goes into the blender when one attempts to describe these lawmen who became a symbol of the glory and hardships of the Old West.

As do these other random points: There is no official Rangers’ uniform. For the most part they wear Western dress, a Stetson, boots, solid colored shirt, a necktie and coat. Some of the early Rangers did not own badges. They improvised by taking a knife and cutting a five-pointed star out of a cinco peso silver piece and, to this day, the badges are made from that coin, vintage 1947 or 1948, when the silver content was still sufficient to keep them

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By Mickey Herskowitz from tarnishing. On the back of any Ranger’s badge you will find the Mexican eagle and the words, “Estados Unidos Mexicanos.” As Brooks Long, a former Ranger, told Texas Monthly magazine in 2007, “We are attached at the hip to Mexico. That’s why the Rangers were put here originally – to secure the border. Our history, our legacy, our traditions are tied up in the border…good or bad. That’s who we are and where we came from and it’s important to us not to forget that.” At the least, the changes marked the end of an era. The Former Texas Rangers Association has broken ground on a $2.5 million Heritage Center and museum in Fredericksburg, including an 8,000-square-foot pavilion. Joe Davis, the president of the retired Rangers, gazes fondly on this construction as a golden moment that will help separate these men from the myths and “enable us to make more history together.” In Rangers’ lore, the list of legendary captains is varied and unending. But among the original hall of famers, the ones who stood out as the Four Horsemen, were John Coffee (Jack) Hays, John Salmon (Rip) Ford, John R. Hughes and John H. Rogers. The last two led them into the 20th Century. Yet among all of their proud and courageous legions, none had a more colorful history than Manuel T. Gonzaullas (pronounced, and frequently misspelled, as “Gonzales.”) He was 35, no debutante, when he joined the Rangers in 1928. He was born in Spain to American Over time, they tamed the border—it has been often noted—not with diplomacy, but brute force. Ironies abound in the Rangers’ often bloody relationship with Mexico. In the 1970s, only two members of the department spoke Spanish. But times and attitudes change and the Rangers changed with them, as they always have. Marrie Aldridge became the first woman Ranger in 1993. For five years, many of her coworkers would not speak to her. But the biggest impact on the force wasn’t the idea of going co-ed. It was the introduction of the Miranda rights in the 1960s – you could no longer beat a confession out of a suspect – and the arrival of computers in the 1980s. The last of the old breed pretty much walked out the door when a computer landed on his desk. They had written their reports by hand, on paper, sometimes on the back of a napkin, and they were unwilling or incapable of compromising with a machine. To some, the new technology was, in the words of one, “like the end of the world.”


parents on holiday, and grew up in El Paso. Like Little Leaguers inspired by stories of Babe Ruth or Mickey Mantle or Dizzy Dean, aspiring Rangers usually had their own heroes. For Gonzaullas, that would be Captain Hughes, known as the “Border Boss.” He fit the Ranger mold – not as strapping as most, but muscled and strong, a sharp dresser whose gun belt had two custom-made holsters, with the trigger guards removed. He hated being asked how many outlaws he had killed – the number was placed as high as 75, but more

likely ranked in the 20s. In his career, he was wounded seven times. His desire to pursue the lawless became an obsession after two of his brothers were murdered, and his parents wounded, by bandidos. He carried a Bible in his coat pocket, but was relentless in tracking a killer or bank robber.

What was distinctive about him, but consistent with the slogan, “One Riot, One Ranger,” was his preference to work alone. “I went into a lot of fights by myself, “he once recalled, “and I came out by myself, too.” And so was born the legend of “Lone Wolf” Gonzaullus, “El Lobo Solo,” as the border outlaws called him. He became grouped with another “Big Four:” the others were Frank Hamer, who after his Ranger days had ended led the ambush that blew away Bonnie and Clyde; Thomas Hickman and Will Wright. The Lone Wolf would be the first Ranger to hunt a robber by airplane, and the first Hispanic to rise to the rank of captain, retired in 1951 after 30 years of exemplary service, and died of cancer in Dallas in February of 1977. He was 85. The Rangers have for many decades performed their duties with such quiet diligence that they have faded somewhat from the public consciousness. A survey taken in 2013 showed that 82% of high school students associated the name “Texas Rangers” with baseball.

The new Heritage Center, and museum, will no doubt help restore much of that lost luster and exposure. But the Rangers remain their own best keepers of the flame. One retiree, Lane Akin, recalled having his first encounter with a Texas Ranger when he was in junior high school in Dallas. The storied Charlie Moore had been invited to talk to his class. “He was wearing not one but two Colt .45s with ivory grips decorated with small, gold longhorns,” he told Pamela Colloff, for an oral history. When Moore finished telling his tales, he asked for questions, and young Akin timidly raised his hand. “The hammers are back on both your pistols,” he noted. “Isn’t that dangerous?” “I sure hope so,” said Charlie Moore. “That’s why I carry them.”

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Rancher’s Corner Do I have too many Cattle?

Submitted by the Texas Landowners Association

This is one of the most common questions

it to the discretion of the lessee. I have seen

Taking more than 50% can cause grasses to

for new landowners or landowners with little

this approach lead to very serious issues on

utilize too many carbohydrate reserves stored

experience with livestock. The number of

private property. Although there is nothing

in their root systems making them much less

livestock (cattle, sheep, goats, etc.) that your

better than a helpful neighbor, be cautious of

tolerant to disturbance.

land can support is called its carrying capacity.

taking advice from someone next door. Also

To get a good idea of what percentage of

This term refers to the maximum number of

be aware that most lessees are incentivized

production the cattle on your property are

animals that your land can support year after

to maximize the number of cattle on their

actually consuming, simply create a grazing

year without causing damage to the vegetation.

leases in order to capture full plant production

exclosure that prevents foraging in a small

Overgrazing, caused by stocking too many

from the property. This approach is certainly

area. This can be as simple as purchasing a

livestock, can have strong negative impacts

not healthy for your property. A good rule of

hog panel and tying its ends together creating

for pasture grasses and can lead to erosion,

thumb is to “take half – leave half”. In other

a circular fence. Stake it to the ground and in

gullying, increases in unwanted vegetation, and

words, you only want to utilize half of the total

a few months compare the forage growth in

unhealthy conditions for remaining animals.

annual forage production of your property.

the exclosure to what is outside the exclosure.

For those interested in wildlife, it decreases biodiversity as cattle are forced to supplement their diet with other plant life they wouldn’t normally eat. The rate at which you stock is referred to as stocking rate. You’ll most likely hear stocking rate sound something like 1 cow per 5, 10, 20 acres. This rate varies greatly across the state of Texas and was historically the key factor in determining the value of a ranch that was on the market. As a starting point in determining stocking rate, most landowners begin by listening to neighbors or in the event there is an existing cattle lease; landowners often leave

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This is also very helpful for those who plant

Once this value is known you can divide it by

food plots for wildlife. If you have more

9,600, which is the number of pounds of dry

than twice the amount of forage inside the

matter forage weight a 1,000-pound cow eats

exclosure you most likely have too many. It’s

during a year. The resulting number is your

helpful to have several exclosures in different

property’s carry capacity.

areas of your property to get a better idea of overall utilization.

Who can help? Fortunately for you there are

You can also try Texas A&M Agrilife Extension

a number of FREE resources available to you

Service. They are a state agency dedicated to

That being said, there is a very scientific way

to help determine the number of cattle your

helping landowners with similar issues and

to determine your properties actual carrying

property can support. Start with the Natural

have a very knowledgeable research group. Find

capacity. It involves clipping several locations

Resource Conservation Service (NRCS). They

them online at agrilifeextension.tamu.edu.

of known areas (1 Square Meter) from around

are a federally funded agency dedicated to

As a member of the Texas Landowners

your property and weighing the dried forage

helping landowners with questions about

Association, you also have the option to

from each location. These weights can be

conservation, plants, soils, and wildlife. They

contact us directly for any questions you may

averaged to determine a good estimate for the

have an office in almost every county in Texas.

have about your property. We look forward to

total forage production of your property in lbs.

Find them online at nrcs.usda.gov.

hearing from you!


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CIRCLE R RANCH – Listed for Undisclosed

ARBUCKLE RANCH – Listed for $22,500,000

A-BAR RANCH – Listed for $10,000,000

COW CREEK BAYOU RANCH – Listed for $6,950,000

ROUND MOUNTAIN RANCH – Listed for $6,317,500

ISLAND CREEK – Listed for $3,747,500

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RB RANCH – Listed for $1,700,000

CIRCLE H RANCH – Listed for $1,600,000

DOUBLE OAK RANCH – Listed for $1,400,000

4500 ANGLIN – Listed for $1,275,000

BAR W RANCH – Listed for $1,020,000

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buyers and sellers throughout the year and make many new friends along the way.

Buying selling ranch, or recreational can betoarepresent challenging 2013or was a greata year forequestrian the ranch and land market! property I was fortunate bothexperience wonderful for or selling a ranch, equestrian or recreational property can be a challenging experience for bothBuying the first time and seasoned individuals. buyers and sellers throughout the year and make many new friends along the way. both the first time and seasoned individuals.

If you are considering the sale or purchase of any of the above,can I’dbe like to visit with you and discuss Buying or selling a ranch, equestrian or recreational property a challenging experience for you are considering the sale or purchase of any of the above, I’d like to visit with you and discuss howIf I might help. I enjoy showing properties and representing clients throughout Texas, from my both the first time and seasoned individuals. how I might help. I enjoy showing properties and representing clients throughout Texas, from my office listed below. I personally show my seller’s properties and take great pride in helping buyers If youlisted are considering the sale or purchase of anyproperties of the above, like to visit with you andbuyers discuss below. I personally show my seller’s and I’d take great pride in helping findoffice their dream property. how I might help.property. I enjoy showing properties and representing clients throughout Texas, from my find their dream office listed below. I personally show my seller’s properties and take great pride in helping buyers Thanks! Thanks! find their dream property. JimJim - C- 817.233.5143 C 817.233.5143 Thanks! Jim - C 817.233.5143

Vista Ranch Vista Ranch SOLD SOLD Cranfill’s Gap, Texas Vista Ranch Cranfill’s Gap, Texas

Double22 22Ranch Ranch Double SOLD SOLD Meridian, Texas Double 22Texas Ranch Meridian, SOLD Meridian, Texas

Circle CircleHHRanch Ranch SOLD SOLD Kempner, Texas Circle H Ranch Kempner, Texas SOLD Kempner, Texas

Meholin Ranch Meholin Ranch SOLD SOLD Cranfill’s Gap, Texas Meholin Ranch Cranfill’s Gap, Texas SOLD Cranfill’s Gap, Texas

RB Horse Ranch RB HorseSOLD Ranch Aubrey, RB HorseTexas Ranch SOLD Aubrey,SOLD Texas Aubrey, Texas

Bar W Ranch SOLD Bar W Ranch Meridian, Texas Bar W Ranch SOLD SOLD Meridian, Texas Meridian, Texas

Morgan Ranch SOLDRanch Morgan Morgan, Texas Morgan Ranch SOLD SOLD Morgan, Texas Morgan, Texas

Northfork Ranch SOLD Ranch Northfork Valley Mills, Texas Northfork Ranch SOLD SOLD Valley Mills, Texas Valley Mills, Texas

Gaston Ranch SOLD Gaston Ranch Hico, Texas Gaston Ranch SOLD SOLD Hico, Texas Hico, Texas

Round Mountain Ranch SOLD Round Norse Community, Texas RoundMountain MountainRanch Ranch SOLD SOLD Norse NorseCommunity, Community,Texas Texas

Double Oak Ranch SOLD Double Oak Ranch Meridian, Texas Double Oak Ranch SOLD SOLD Meridian,Texas Texas Meridian,

The Wooden Indian Building SOLD The Wooden Indian Building Hico, Texas The Wooden Indian Building SOLD SOLD Hico, Texas Hico, Texas

SOLD Cranfill’s Gap, Texas

Jim Brosché, Vice President Ranch and Land Division Jim Brosché,Vice Vice President President Jim Brosché, c 817.233.5143 Ranch andLand LandDivision Division Jim@JimBrosche.com Ranch and cranch.briggsfreeman.com 817.233.5143 c 817.233.5143 Jim@JimBrosche.com Jim@JimBrosche.com ranch.briggsfreeman.com ranch.briggsfreeman.com

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Arbuckle Ranch - SOLD 17,600Âą Acres

Oklahoma v Carter County Listed for $22,500,000

Angie Nelson C 214.794.8945 anelson@briggsfreeman.com

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Florence Ranch 786Âą Acres

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Central Texas v Williamson County Beautiful Hill Country ranch less than 1 hour outside of Downtown Austin! Rolling pastures and an abundance of live oaks create a great feel throughout the ranch. This property has

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several great pastures for grazing as well as plenty of thick cover for deer and turkey hunting. Due to the location and road frontage of this ranch, there is a great deal of development potential. Seller will consider dividing. $5,344,800. Contact Harlan Ray C 214.908.7770 or David Burgher C 214.213.8715.


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Diamond M Ranch

Central Texas v Northern Bosque County

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One of a kind recreational property in Northern Bosque County. Currently used as fishing and hunting club, the Diamond M features 122+/surface acres of stocked lakes and ponds, to include a spectacular 50 acre lake with island and a separate large duck habitat. Located 50 miles southwest of Dallas/Ft Worth, this recreational retreat offers 12 ponds and 4 lakes, all stocked with Florida Bass and actively managed for the past 25 years. According to the owners, the fishing, duck, dove and deer hunting is phenomenal. For the bird hunter, the water levels in the professionally designed duck habitat can be adjusted, as needed, and there is a large dove field with plenty of water. The brushy, rolling terrain is also home to a large whitetail deer and turkey population. • Improvements include two small cabins, an airstrip capable of handling a King Air, large barn, picnic areas and docks with fish feeders. This property is a perfect investment for the sportsman, a recreational partnership or entertaining clients. Please call Jim Brosche, at C 817.233.5143 or Jim Strawn, at C 214.553-4500, for more information.

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Exceptional country estate with extra private setting on 92.04 acres. This beautiful French Country home is sure to please a buyer seeking luxurious living in one of Texas most desirable locations. With views from every window of the house, this spectacular 12,000

Miller Farm

square foot, under roof, home is the perfect

92.04± Acres

get-away for entertainment and/ or raising a family. The property is adorned by all types

Northeast Texas v Van Zandt County

of trees, beautiful meadows, rolling terrain,

three ponds, a creek that runs 24/7, and many deer and other wildlife. The property includes the main house, three guest houses, a work shop, a large commercial green house, a large fire pit and a small vineyard. For more information contact Greg Caton at C 903.452.3239.

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Only 20 minutes from downtown Dallas and minutes away from Lake Ray Hubbard, Concho Ranch is a beautiful 257± acre property with a multitude of recreational amenities. Coming through a gated entry and at the end of a long, all

Concho Ranch 257± Acres

Kaufman County

weather drive is a stone, two-story, 8,700 square foot main house, which is a repro­duction of the historical Fort Concho in San Angelo. This home is perfect for entertaining with large, vaulted open areas and inviting porches. The house overlooks two cypress tree lined lakes stocked with bass and includes five bedrooms, five-and-a-half baths, three-car garage, separate workout facility, tennis court and dog runs. The property also includes a ten-stall barn with manager’s office with bath, tack room, wash rack, and pipe and cable turnout, 6,000 square foot covered arena and 1,250 square foot storage barn. The property has rolling pastures with areas that are heavily treed, especially around the five lakes, which provide habitat for various wildlife. The property is fenced and cross fenced. The property is not in the 100 year flood plain. Due to its proximity to Dallas, the southeastern portion of Lake Ray Hubbard and nearby master planned developments such as Travis Ranch and Health Golf and Yacht Club, it duals as a investment opportunity for future development. Though the property is currently zoned agricultural, it does have rights to 50 single family sewer hook-ups. For more information contact David Burgher C 214.213.8715. Price: $4,750,000.

Bosque Canyon Ranch 5± Acres

Central Texas v Bosque County

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A ranch without the headaches. Be one of only 48 members who own an undivided interest in part of a 3,745 acre shared ranch, only 90 miles from Dallas/Fort Worth and 10 minutes from Lake

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Whitney. The Lodge includes full kitchen, gym, pool, four casitas, and three bedroom, three-bath house. A second pool is a restored stock take under a windmill. Great hunting and fishing with

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and full time on site manager. Prices starting at $385,000. Call David Burgher at C 214.213.8715.

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PK Ranch 121± Acres

Ellis County

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Beautiful Metroplex Ranch on 121± acres, 45 minutes to Downtown Dallas. Custom built home overlooks pool and pond. Property is very private with a secure gated entry, paved driveway to house. Insulated barn and workshop. Great set of working pens. Property is fenced and cross-fenced. $1,150,000. Contact Harlan Ray at C 214.908.7770.

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This historic Robinson Ranch was originally estab­ lished in 1885 in the heart of the Texas Hill coun­ try in Blanco County. The beautiful ranch features two rustic rock homes that are filled with vintage charm. Easily accessible, the ranch is located 1 hour from Austin, 1:15 hours from San Antonio, 4 hours from Dallas, and only 20 minutes from Horseshoe Bay Resort. The ranch has diverse ter­ rain including rolling hills, beautiful creek bot­ toms, and even some great pastureland. Cypress Creek runs throughout a large portion of the ranch. This rock bottom creek has several deep pools and a lush canopy of cypress trees to create a very peaceful setting in the spring fed year round water source. The ranch has an abundance of wildlife that includes deer, hogs, turkey, and doves throughout. $23,162,500. Contact Harlan Ray C 214.908.7770 or David Burgher C 214.213.8715.

Robinson Ranch Texas Hill Country v Blanco County

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This 75±-acre Gentleman’s Ranch with 8,000-squarefoot home is located near Tyler and Lake Palestine. The detail and quality of the five-bedroom, four-and-a-half bath house with numerous living areas needs to be seen in person. Porches, balconies and patios overlook the beautifully landscaped grounds include a swimming pool/spa, large patio with mature vines covering the arbor, outside fireplace/kitchen with pizza oven, equestrian facilities with five-stall barn, tack room

Magnolia Plantation

and improved pastures. Price: $2,300,000.

75± Acres

Call David Burgher at C 214.213.8715 or Greg Caton at C 903.452.3239.

Northeast Texas v Smith County

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Kingstree, only four miles north of Marshall, is a rare, large East Texas working ranch which also has a 10,000 square feet house overlooking a 30 acre lake with trophy fishing. The house and guest house have a total of six bedrooms, five baths and twoand-a-half baths with a four car garage. The rolling land is a mixture of grass pastures (fescue, clover, coastal and Bermuda) and habitat for hunting (deer, duck, turkey). There are an additional 10 ponds and typical

Kingstree Ranch

ranch improvements such as a barn, working pens, etc. Priced at $4,750,000. Call David

1,237± Acres

Burgher at C 214.213.8715 or Greg Caton at

Northeast Texas v Harrison County

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C 903.452.3239.

Gentleman’s Ranch with 9,400 square-foot home has magnificent hilltop views overlooking the

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countryside. It is conveniently located near Tyler and includes a second home, tennis court, two stall barn, working pens and four stock tanks. Price: $1,775,000. Call David Burgher at C 214.213.8715 or Greg Caton at C 903.452.3239.

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Plum Cover Ranch 219± Acres

Northeast Texas v Cherokee County


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Minutes from Interstate 35N. 122.19 acre Equine fa­cility. Large custom home with pool high on hilltop with view of: 2000 sf office, 2 barns for mare & studs, 2 show barns, breeding barn and vet clinic, 1 covered round pen, approximately 15,000 sf covered arena (with room to expand), 1 duplex, 1 bunkhouse, 1 manager double wide home, large shop, equipment shed, commodity barn, loaf­ing sheds, hot walker, 3 stock tanks. Fenced for horses, pastures for baling and grazing. Acreage (except for im­provements and 8 acres) currently Ag Exempt. Main Home overlooks the

Horse Country USA

facilities, pastures and the horizon. Possible own-

122± Acres

er financing available. Offered at $1,950,000. For more information contact Brenda Moerschell

Cooke County

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65 Acre Equestrian Facility. Facility and home were built in 2002; minutes to I-35 and approximately 40 minutes to downtown Dallas. Train and ride your horses in the covered arena and covered round pen. Great apartment

C 214.957.9401 or Craig Sessions C 214.957.6682.

Sugar Grove Farm 65 Acres

Ellis County

within the horse facilities. The apartment also has a front door entrance from the outside. 18 stalls with great in/out access and storage room galore, loafing sheds, great pastures and pond. The 2 bedroom, 2 bath home has covered porches and overlooks the facility. A very private facility; yet extremely accessible. For details call Brenda Moerschell C 214.957.9401.

710 CR 4130 – SOLD 104.25 Acres

Bosque County

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104.25 acres, located 1 hour and 50 minutes from DFW. Special property for the discriminating buyer. This Ranch has it all; magnificent views, comfortable ranch home, 30x36 metal building, 3 1/2 acre stock pond, and wildlife galore. Sit out and enjoy the peaceful, serenity or drive over and explore the escarpment and enjoy mother nature at its finest. This property has an Agriculture Exemption. The ranch overlooks Spring Creek Valley and has approx­imately 100 feet of elevation change. For details call Brenda Moerschell C 214.957.9401.

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Dax Pass C 214.557.8643 dpass@briggsfreeman.com

Focusing on the sale of r anch land, pasture , agr icultur al far ms, timber, hunting acreage and recreational proper ties across the southwester n United States.

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Historical cattle ranch located in Eliasville, 16 miles Southwest of Graham, Texas with incredible views of the Clear Fork of the Brazos River bottom. 16 miles west of Possum Kingdom Lake. House, barns and sophisti­ cated cattle working facilities. 18 stock ponds and 3 miles of the Clear Fork of the Brazos. Carrying capacity, 125 animal units. Brush control program. Excellent hunting. Fences are in good condition. For more information go to www.donnellranch.com or contact Dax Pass C 214.557.8643.

Donnell Ranch 1,858± Acres

Northwest Texas v Young County

Diversity Ranch

1,500± Acres

Erath County

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Diversity Ranch is located three miles north of Lingleville, Texas, just 12 miles west of Stephen­ ville in Erath County. Breathtaking views, improved pastures and several ten acre lakes stocked with largemouth bass. The topography is rolling with native grasses and wooded areas. There are four stock ponds and several wet weather creeks. The property has deer feeders, quail feeders, and stands throughout that service the abundant wildlife. The ranch has been well maintained with excellent roads and very little grazing. Fences are in good condition. For information go to www.diversityranch.com or contact Dax Pass at C 214.557.8643.

Waggoner Ranch

1,842± Acres

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Erath County

Waggoner Ranch is located 8 miles East of Stephenville in Erath County. Featuring beautiful hilltop views, excellent hunting, plenty of water, and good native grass pastures. A 40 acre lake anchors an array of creeks and stock ponds. There are multiple seasonal and spring fed creeks meandering through the ranch and 19 good stock tanks. The two largest of the tanks, a 6 acre and a 3 acre tank are in great locations and benefit from an abundance of watershed. Both could be enlarged to create a sizeable lake and/or wetland areas. There is approx­imately 140 feet of elevation change across the ranch and a good mix of open country and moderate cedar and mesquite brush cover, with live oak, post oak, and elm hardwoods scattered throughout. $6,262,800. For more information go to www.waggoner-ranch.com or contact Dax Pass C 214.557.8643 or David Burgher C 214.213.8715.

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Home on the Range

Twin Mountain Ranch Palo Pinto County 650± Acres - $3,950 per acre - $2,567,500 Johnny W. Purselley, C 817.793.9274, jpurselley@briggsfreeman.com or John Zimmerman, C 817.343.0090, jzimmerman@briggsfreeman.com

Red Cedar Ranch

Triple Creek Ranch

Palo Pinto County

500 Acres – Price Upon Request

440± Acres - $3,450 per acre - $1,518,000

Building Sites @ $5,550 per acre

Johnny W. Purselley, C 817.793.9274, jpurselley@briggsfreeman.com

Johnny W. Purselley, C 817.793.9274, jpurselley@briggsfreeman.com

or John Zimmerman, C 817.343.0090, jzimmerman@briggsfreeman.com

or John Zimmerman, C 817.343.0090, jzimmerman@briggsfreeman.com

570 Acres - $3,950 per acre Johnny W. Purselley, C 817.793.9274, jpurselley@briggsfreeman.com or John Zimmerman, C 817.343.0090, jzimmerman@briggsfreeman.com

From our office listed below

112 State Street, Suite #200 Southlake, TX 76092

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