Texas Recreational Land Magazine Vol. 7

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become a Texas Landowner

Property for the hunter, fisherman, farmer or rancher.

In search of what makes life better, land comes up resoundingly. In Texas, land is a life blood. It can be an escape. A way to make a living. Or maybe even a legacy handed down from the past.

The special bond between man and land has stood the test of time. From sunrises in the duck blind, to a long, slow ride down the fence line checking cattle at dusk, there’s just something about being a Texas landowner. Whether it’s a place for a home overlooking a distant river bottom, a raw place, thick with woods and deer or even ground to invest in for assets or leaving behind for your families’ legacy-there’s no wrong answers here.

At TX Rec Land Real Estate, we wouldn’t have it any other way. Our goal is always unmoving: to partner with the best clients and properties this area has to offer, all the while providing unmatched service every step of the way.

So here’s to finding that perfect piece of Texas land, known only to you. Whether buying or selling, we know land, and we are here to help.

TX Rec Land Real Estate

Tassie Garza, Owner Rebecca Green I Kyla Pendleton Kaeley Boren Proudly Serving Central Texas 512-446-9911 I Fax: 512-446-9913 P.O. Box 466 - 10 N. Main St, Rockdale, TX 76567


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Black Diamond Ranch Gear, Gifts & Expeditions for the Texas Landowner Scattered Oaks Ranch PID’s? TIRZ’s? MUD’s? Oh My!

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Trusted local companies to help with your property

Thank you for picking up one of the copies of Texas Recreational Land Magazine. At TX Rec Land Real Estate, we are proud to release volume 7 for the fall/winter of 2023. This magazine is published annually, free of charge to its readers. Over 5,000 copies are distributed in over a dozen counties throughout Central Texas in high-traffic areas, online, as well as direct mail!

This is one of our many marketing tools at TX Rec Land Real Estate and we aim for it to work in several ways. We hope that it

showcases and gains exposure for the excellent properties that we are fortunate to list in Central Texas. Secondly, we want it to educate and inform readers through multiple articles and stories that cover relevant issues posed in real estate or in the area today. Last ly, we aim to get our readers in touch with well-established businesses that may be able to help them with their particular needs. Mixed in the magazine, you will find numer ous ads of local businesses. These are our goto recommendations for services, help, contracting or storefront purchases in our area.

We hope you enjoy this issue! Should you need any help on buying or selling a property or want to place an advertisement or have an interesting topic to cover for our next magazine, please feel free to contact any of our agents!

Contact us: Magazine@txrecland.com

Photo Credit: Jarett Everett Covers, pgs. 2,3,4

Note: The information in this magazine is deemed reliable at the time of printing. This publication is not intended as a solicitation for properties already listed with a broker.

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From the hill country to the blackland, farmland to river bottoms, we cover and serve a large portion of Central Texas. Comprising 30+ counties, we serve:




MEDIA AND MARKETING DIRECTOR savannah@txrecland.com

LAND AGENT 512-574-0675 JAcob@txrecland.com

WORKING WITH LAND IS DIFFERENT. From the call of a wild turkey to the rattle of a distant buck fight, there’s just something unique with what land can offer. This also makes land unique to sell when compared to residential homes. At TX Rec Land Real Estate, we enjoy the outdoors and understand that value of land and the rural lifestyle it offers. We enjoy and live the very lifestyle that we sell: we hunt, fish, farm, ranch, own & manage land exactly like we market.

From early mornings to late nights, we thrive on land. Our boots and trucks are usually muddy and our office even has four-wheel drive. We understand the unique value of land

We have land agents covering each of these counties. Each agents works in a territory, assuring each agent is familiar with the area, market, attributes and all facets of each county they work in.

ownership and stewardship and embrace it in each facet. We don’t list houses in town and we’d rather be in the woods than on the pavement. Boasting a decade of proven track record, we are local, experienced, and sell thousands of acres of land each year. This allows us the opportunity to get intimate with our properties & understand them better than other residential companies. We take a lot of pride in that.

Knowledge, honesty and integrity form the cornerstone of our company, and we always work in the best interest of our clients, whether buyers or sellers. There’s no property too big or too small. Hand shakes and hard work still mean something to us. We are LAND AGENTS.

We are an company.

jdean@txrecland.com Milam, Burleson, Brazos, Robertson & Falls county LAND AGENT
Burnet, Blanco & Williamson county LAND AGENT
wdean@txrecland.com Lee & Williamson county LAND AGENT
justin@txrecland.com hays, caldwell, Comal, Travis & bastrop county Justin
512-522-1780 mike@txrecland.com
Berenato Mike Beech Angela Cochran Walter Dean Jacob Campsey
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Bell, Lampasas, Coryell& McClennan County Bandera, Medina, Frio, Bexar & Kendall County Savannah Knippa


Black Diamond Ranch

346.25 Acres | Cameron, TX

Black Diamond Ranch offers a unique opportunity for the true sportsman! This 346.25 acre property offers tons of opportunity for recreation, hunting, fishing, and more. Located east of Cameron, it’s in a great location from larger cites! Just 45 minutes to the Bryan/College Station area, approximately 1 hour to Taylor, 75 minutes from the I-35 corridor, and under 2 hours from the Houston area.

The ranch was set up to be a sportsman paradise! Approximately 270 acres of the property is under a high fence to keep in wildlife. The ranch is home to whitetail deer as well as some exotics like nilgai and fallow deer. One could stock a multitude of animals here that fit their future needs, whether you want more deer or zebras and blackbuck!

Thanks to exotics you can hunt year-round! A separate holding pen is in place as well to catch or hold animals as needed. The remaining acreage on the western side is low-fenced. Use this area to chase after trophy deer, hogs, coyotes and more. This area has a thriving whitetail deer herd with bigger bucks becoming more frequent each year.

A 2,380 square foot 5 bed, 4 bath lodge is in place for you, your clients or guests alike! This home was built is 2014 and features 4 master suites, each with their own bathroom! These 4 master suites also have their own mud room/ storage room off of each to store your hunting gear, luggage, and other items. There is also an extra bedroom and upstairs loft for even more sleeping room. This lodge can easily entertain and sleep upwards of 14+ guests! The home is an open floor plan design with a large kitchen, high ceilings in the living area, spiral staircase to the upstairs loft and a mud/utility room as well. The front porch offers serene views of wildlife each day. The exterior of the home is all hardboard with a metal roof, both of which are built to last for years. A giant pavilion sits outside the rear of the home! Built with huge beams and accented with white stone, this pavilion is the place to be for relaxing and entertainment. Complete with an island, grill, commercial exhaust fan, ceiling fans and lights, it’s ready for cookouts, events and more. A tall rock fireplace sits on one end to enjoy those late evenings after the hunt as well.

The ranch is approximately 60% wooded with towering oaks, elms, cedars and yaupons. With the thick woods, it’s easy to find a place you’ve never been to. Numerous hunting blinds and feeders are in place and ready to hunt. One of the most unique features on the ranch is the rolling terrain and multiple creeks that traverse the property. Several wet-weather creeks wind and weave around the property, all having wa-

ter frequently. Some of the creeks even have fish in them! The creek crossing have some nice brick footings in them to make crossing easier. These creeks give rise to several towering bluffs that rise some 50-75’ above them! Dozens of miles of trails are ready to get you to your hunting spot or use for enjoying horseback riding, ATV’s and more. This truly unique and wild terrain makes the ranch feel even more rugged and ready to enjoy. Ranches with terrain and creeks like this don’t come up often!

In a compliment to the creeks, the ranch has 3 beautiful ponds that are ready to fish. The biggest pond is over an acre in size and is tucked away in the woods with flooded timber lining a winding creek area. This pond has some giant bass to catch and would be great for the duck hunter as well. The other two ponds are slightly smaller, but offer clear water and ample fishing opportunity. The most western pond has a nice wooden dock and fish feeder as well.

The ranch has one garage close to the home for storage of equipment and UTV’s. Additionally there is another barn to the west of the home that offers storage for tracts, skid steers and other large equipment. A water well, septic and power are all in place. The property is wildlife exempt leading to lower taxes!

Access to the ranch comes off of CR 250 loop, which is a short drive from FM 485. The ranch does not touch the county road, but is accessed by a very short easement. By not touching the road, the ranch is less susceptible to road poaching and fence issues.

Whether you’re looking for an investment, a place to get away, a place to call home or a place to use as a commercial hunting operation for your company or guests, this ranch can do it all!


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Located in Cameron, TX, 44 Farms is one of the premier high end beef producers in the U.S. Founded by S.W. McClaren in 1909. They set out to pioneer a fresh, healthy, and responsible approach to meat production. They pride themselves with raising only the best cattle, which are all grass fed without added hormones and antibiotics. 44 Farms award winning steaks are served in some of the most prestigious steak houses in the country.

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If you’re like us, you’ve been let down by your folding table at some point out in the field. Enter the Pecos Outdoor Table. It’s built in the USA with a lifetime warranty and a payload capacity of an astounding 3200 lbs. Use this for any job at hand: food prep, dove hunting storage, work station for tools, shooting bench, or cutting up this year’s deer. It features different options for colored aluminum legs and top colors, adjustable feet, attachable accessories for cooking/storage, and it all stores in a small configuration for travel. Built for the outdoor-seeker, the Pecos Outdoor Table is for folks that want the last table they’ll ever need.



There’s no place like Bay Flats Lodge. It’s one of the only places in the world where you can land a fish on the fly, hunt 13 duck species, and then come home to a fresh plate of bay shrimp, all on the same day. Their home on the Texas coast offers guests unmatched hunting and fishing opportunities and beautiful accommodations to come home to after a memorable day.

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ters with numerous species of waterfowl and game fish that inhabit this vast bay system.

Bay Flats Lodge welcomes families, friends, company trips, solo guests, novices and experts looking for an escape at our coastal resort. Bordered by more than 100,000 acres of protected national wildlife reserve, San Antonio Bay’s biodiversity provides shorelines, wetlands and beaches that are rich in marine wildlife.


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This stunning property is where uniqueness meets convenience! This 83.42 acres is in a great location on highway 79 and very convenient to the larger towns nearby. Only 1 hour to the Austin/Round Rock, 30 minutes to Bryan/College Station areas and just 45 minutes to the new Samsung site in Taylor. No rough dirt roads to deal with here!

This property features true rolling terrain that is difficult to find not only in Milam County, but in a property this size. The property rises and falls gently through


several meandering creek beds. There is over 50’ of elevation change from the front to the rear of the property. The apex in the rear corner of the property offers views of several miles to the northwest and southwest. Thanks to the rolling terrain, there are several excellent homesites to garner and make those views your own. The property is approximately 40% wooded and 60% open. Thick woods make up most of the southern section of the property leading to plentiful wild game, song birds and more. Oaks, cedars, elms and yaupon make up most of the flora on the

property. The unique addition are numerous pine trees. There are hundreds on the property ranging from several feet tall to over 50’ in height. The largest pines tower over the property and give views not normally found in this part of Texas.

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Thanks to the thick, wooded areas, there is also excellent hunting opportunities for deer, hogs, doves, varmints and more. There are 4 ponds on the property, the largest being about 1.5 acres. This pond offers standing timber for bass fishing and duck hunting and will help to support wildlife or livestock alike. This tract has a coveted wildlife exemption and taxes run about $700/year! Large landowners adjoin this property, making it all more private. A water meter and power line are on the property. and ready to use!

83.42 Acres | Milam County
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property is where uniqueness meets convenience.

Scattered Oaks Ranch

156.23 Acres | Rockdale, TX

This is a prime property location in a fast growing area: This stunning property has approximately 1.20 miles of road frontage along Highway 79/CR 306 just west of Rockdale. Nearly .8 miles of the frontage is on HWY 79! This property has an unlimited potential for residential development, commercial ventures or industrial uses.

This property sits along Highway 79 with excellent frontage and multiple access points. It’s approximately 20 minutes from Taylor/Samsung, 35 min to Round Rock, 45 min to Temple/Belton, 1 hour to Bryan/College Station and just minutes from Sandow Lakes Ranch 32,000 acre site.

Very low holding cost as the property is ag exempt with taxes running just $500/year. There is a 12” southwest Milam Water line that runs along the entire HWY 79 frontage. An oncor power line runs along highway frontage. One domestic water well is in place. No zoning to deal with, as it’s located just outside Rockdale ETJ. Multiple ponds are in place, the largest being over an acre with a bridge crossing.

Gently rolling terrain throughout would be excellent for homes. Plentiful road access would serve well for ingress and egress for traffic. Truly a rare property in an excellent location!

With few exceptions, there may be no better place to develop in all of Milam county, as this property sits some 4 miles from the future advanced manufacturing plant, along with the future project site for Sandow Lakes ranch which may one day include thousands of homes, shops, multiple golf courses, lake site amenities and more. Additionally it’s all within 25 minutes to Taylor/Samsung as well in the ever

growing corridor along Highway 79. Local experts project a need for over 10,000 homes in the next 20 years near Rockdale alone--some 20,000+ people. This location could be built to suit with areas for single family, multifamily and retail/commercial areas along the frontage. Access to water and possibly city sewer make this property all the more alluring for the development much needed in the area.

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There may be no better place to develop in all of Milam County.

PID’s, TIRZ’s, MUD’s? Oh My!

There can be a lot of acronyms out there when it comes to land development. Three of the most popular ones are Public Improvement Districts (PID’s), Tax Increment Reinvestment Zones (TIRZ’s), and Municipal Utility Districts (MUD’s). All three are simply different funding mechanisms to pay for public infrastructure like water and sewer lines, roads, and drainage improvements. One must consider the costs of getting utility access when evaluating a property purchase. A property owner’s cost of laying a water line or installing a septic/aerobic system could be in the thousands and will need to be paid up front. These mechanisms can spread that cost across time and multiple properties but be added to the tax bill.

The use of one of these mechanisms may or may not have property tax implications but could benefit the property in the long run. We’ll try to demystify these and what they mean for activating a piece of property.

Public Improvement Districts – PID’s. These are created by a local governing body such as a city councilor county commissioner’s court and behaves like an additional taxing authority. It will be the PID’s responsibility to make public improvements to a property. Each year, the PID assesses a levy on all properties in the district and this levy is used to pay for improvements. Higher property values may be enjoyed over the long run, but it will be at the price of a higher tax bill.

except there is no additional tax levied. Property taxes raised from appraisal increases (the increment) are used to pay for improvements to the property. A local government forgoes its additional revenue so that these improvements can be made.

Municipal Utility Districts – MUD’s. A MUD could be created by large tract property owners who wish to create their own utility system. The MUD levies an additional property tax and the taxes are used to pay for the improvements. A MUD acts as its own governing and taxing authority; there is a non-elected Board of Directors which manages the MUD’s affairs.

Unfortunately, property improvements do not pay for themselves and ultimately it’s the responsibility of individual owners to bear that cost. Other than paying for them outright, there are three distinct financing methods which are increasingly being used in Central Texas: PID’s, TIRZ’s, and MUD’s. Be sure to ask your Realtor about these when you are looking for your slice of Texas.

Tax Increment Reinvestment Zones –TIRZ’s. A TIRZ works much like a PID

James Gibson is the Economic Development Director of the Rockdale Municipal Development District PHOTO: Rockdale’s Cornerstone development in the early stages of development. Located just northeast of Rockdale, it will eventually have approximately 660 residential units and benefits from a PID.

BIG ELM creek

224.2 Acres | Milam County

Big Elm Creek Ranch offers a getaway for the buyer that wants live water, privacy and a great location. At +/-224.20 acres, you’ve got plenty of room to stretch your imagination to make the property work for you. The ranch traverses over 1-mile of the western edge of the property offering year-round water for fishing, duck hunting, and a great place for all sorts of wildlife to call home. This property offers excellent deer/hog hunting thanks to this creek. Additionally, there are several sloughs that hold water depending on the time of year. Two ponds are in place, the largest being about 2.5 acres. This pond is well-established

and should be enjoyable for fishing, wildlife, or watering livestock for years to come.

The property is about 75% open with good pasture throughout for grazing. The remaining area is wooded and varies from scattered trees to thick woods. Lots of elms dominate those wooded areas with the occasional pecan tree in the creek areas.

Located just 26 miles from Temple, 60 miles from Waco, and about 1 hour from the Round Rock area. Several good home or building sites along the eastern parts of the property. The property is ag exempt. Access via two county roads--CR 119 and CR 124. CR 124 dead ends into the property.

408.22 Acres | Milam County

A irport Ranch

Prime +/-408 acre development property just outside of Rockdale. Utilize this property for a development, industrial site, or continue to ranch on it until the time is right.

Very low holding costs, thanks to an ag exemption. The perimeter is fully fenced. Excellent access via FM 908 and CR 318, both of which are paved. There are already two DOT approved entrance points off of FM 908. It sits less

than 1/8 of a mile from HWY 77, and just a few miles from HWY 79. The local airport is just across the road as well.

The property is mostly open with patches of scattered woods. There are several wet-weather creeks as well. Numerous great building sites throughout. The current owner has built two gravel roads into the property, adding up to over 7200 feet of roads that are ready

to use for many uses. This property is located inside the Rockdale ETJ, and is close to city utilities as well. This property is in an ideal location, just under one hour from the Austin, Temple/Belton, and Bryan/College Station areas. Located approximately 2.5 hours from San Antonio, D/FW and Houston. The Samsung plant in Taylor is Approximately 30 minutes away and it’s only minutes from the 32,000-acre Sandow Lakes project.

With this property being located less than 5 miles from the sandow lakes ranch project coupled with tons of road frontage and over 7,000’ feet of new gravel roads, this tract is as ready as it gets for the future demand for industrial and residential projects in the area.

This prime cattle ranch is just outside of the Burlington area of north Milam County. The property has rolling hills, plentiful grazing, and several ponds.

Hilltop Ranch has historically been used for cattle grazing thanks to its fertile, well drained soils. Two ponds are in place, the largest being nearly 2 acres. This pond would serve well for cattle and livestock, or for catching fish on a summer evening. Though it’s open, there is still plenty of wildlife in the area as well.

Hilltop Ranch

There area several hilltop home sites, or places to build cattle pens, barns and more. Some scattered trees dot the property, but for the most part, this property is open for grazing. One large power line cuts across the property. Ag exemption is in place leading to lower property taxes.

This property is accessed off of CR 133A, which dead ends into the property. CR 133 A is a short road that comes off of FM 1445, which is paved. Located approximately 1 hour from Waco and College Station and about 1.5 hours from the Round Rock area.

342 Acres | Milam County

Wolf Branch Ranch

423 acres | Sharp, TX

Astonishing ranch with multi-use potential. At approximately 423 acres, this ranch can do it all. It features rolling terrain, multiple ponds and winding creeks. Whether you’re seeking a place to getaway, hunt, or settle down-- this is it.

This property has thick woods filled with game from hogs, to deer to varmints. Great areas for stands and blinds as well. Flora is mostly made up of post oaks and elm trees with some areas of mesquite and brush making for ample cover for wildlife. Numerous trails are in place for trucks, ATVs, or horses. There is plenty of pasture and row crop areas to utilize as well. The property is fenced currently.

There are 5 ponds on the ranch, each great for game and livestock alike. Migratory ducks frequent each pond leading to even more recreational uses. In addition to the ponds, two wet-weather creeks (Wolf Branch and Clay Creek) traverse the property as well making a highway for wildlife to utilize and travel.

Ample room to build a home, shop, barn and more. This would make a great place to high fence as well. There are several areas with panoramic, towering views!

Currently used for cattle and hunting operations with some row crop leasing as well in the open areas. Over .7 miles of county road frontage along CR 408. Ag exemption in place leading to lower property taxes.

You’ll be hard-pressed to find a property with more rolling hills.

TX Rec Land Real Estate Named to the 18 th Annual Aggie 100™, Honored as Fastest-Growing Company

COLLEGE STATION, TX, 11/7/2022– TX Rec Land Real Estate of Rockdale is among the top 100 companies from around the world selected for the 18th annual Aggie 100™ which honors the fastest-growing companies owned by former students of Texas A&M University. TX Rec Land Real Estate was recognized as number 50 with a compound annual growth rate of 53.204%. The Aggie 100 is founded and sponsored by the McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship at Texas A&M University.

TX Rec Land Real Estate is dedicated to helping buyers and sellers of Texas land. Whether it’s raw land, a home, waterfront property, luxury estate or a farm or ranch— they strive to offer unmatched representation for each of their client. They seek to help their clients through each facet of a real estate transaction, promote sound stewardship of agricultural and recreational land and aid in creating landowner legacies that will last for generations to come. TX Rec Land Real Estate was founded and brokered by Rockdale native, John Dean, Texas A&M class of 2011.

have strived to offer our clients something unique and different in real estate-- from service, marketing, technology and relationships. We desire to offer hometown, local service with a wide, global reach to list the best properties and connect with the most buyers. Aligning with the Aggie spirit, we aim to do all of this with honesty and integrity. I cannot thank our great team of land agents, office staff, family and friends, as well as our present and past clients enough; we could not have accomplished this without them. We have agents serving clients in over a dozen Central Texas counties with our main office and focus area being right here in Milam County. The last several years have been one of unprecedented growth for not only our company, but the area we serve as well, and we look forward to even more growth in the years to come”

The 100 Aggie-owned companies with the highest compound annual revenue growth from 2019 to 2021were recognized at a formal celebration at the Hall of Champions at Texas A&M University’s Kyle Field on Nov. 4, 2022. The honorees were joined in celebration by family, friends, employees, faculty, administrators, current students and fellow entrepreneurs.

“Now in its 18th year, the Aggie 100™ continues to reset the standard for recognizing and celebrating the best of our Aggie entrepreneurs across the globe. These 100 companies and their Aggie founders and leaders have proven their determination for success, and we’re excited to welcome them to the Aggie 100 family. This year saw our second-highest number of applications ever, indicating just how competitive these rankings have become. This 18th class of the Aggie 100 represents the cream that has truly risen to the top, and we’re honored to be a part of their company’s story and success,” said Blake Petty ‘98, executive director of the McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship.

Dean said, “We are honored to be included inthis elite list of top-growing Aggie-Owned companies in the world. From the founding of our company in 2013, we

A complete list of Aggie 100 companies, including past years, can be viewed at aggie100.com.

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FM 1445

50 Acres | Milam County

A very nice 50 acre property in a nice quiet area of Milam County. It is located on well maintained Farm to Market Road 1445. It’s located 10 miles from Cameron and 32 miles from Temple. It is 70 miles from Austin-Round Rock, 50 miles from Taylor and less than 50 miles from Bryan-College Station. This

place has good grass with two nice ponds stocked with bass and catfish. It has two barns and cattle working pens. It has good fencing and is ag exempt. Whitetail deer, feral hogs, waterfowl, and other native game are found in this area. There is electricity and rural water on this property. This tract offers excellent home sites with great views. This is a very productive rural property with easy access and lots of peace and quiet. It will make a great weekend retreat or a great place to call home!

This 64.31 acre property is very productive grazing and farm land in Milam County. This property is ag exempt and is about one half pasture and one half farm land. It is fenced and cross fenced and has cattle working pens. A wet-weather creek and pond are ready to enjoy. There are white tail deer, feral hogs, other native game animals, game birds and waterfowl in the area. A rural water meter in installed on the property and electricity is available. There are several nice home sites. This property

is located in a nice quiet area of Milam

CR 206

64.31 Acres | Milam County

County with easy access. This place will make a great get away or a place to call home. It is located on County Road 206 off of Hwy 36 eight miles North of Cameron. This property is 28 miles from Temple and 55 miles from Bryan-College Station. It is 50 miles from Austin-Round


99.88 Acres | Robertson County

If you’re looking for a place to get away from the big city, this is it! Come enjoy nearly 100 acres of raw land!

No need to worry about ag exemption or livestock, as the wildlife exemption works to keep your taxes low without the hassle. The seller has already installed bird boxes, water troughs, areas for food plots etc. The property has been used for hunting for years, so there are blind and feeder locations throughout. Plentiful wildlife call this property home-- there are deer, hogs, coyotes, bobcats all the way to ducks and song birds.

A secluded pond is in place, tucked away in the woods. This pond is roughly 1/2 acre and is home to some big bass and a

great hideout for migratory ducks as well.

A camp site is set up and ready to use with a gravel pad & shipping container for storage. A water meter has already been installed. This property is roughly 60% wooded and 40% open with lots of unique terrain throughout. From creek drainages to scattered openings, this property feels big. Whether you’re looking for a place to camp, hunt, fish, shoot, or build your forever home, this place can fit your needs.

Located just north of Bremond, and only a few miles off of HWY 6, this property is approximately 45 minutes from B/CS as well as Waco, and an easy drive from the Houston area as well.

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1658.5 Acres | Hardin County

Attention developers, investors and timber companies: A population BOOM has hit Hardin county. This 1658.5 acres is ideal for development of residential or commercial properties. It is in the highly sought after Hardin-Jefferson school district. Located across from the established Pinewood subdivision, golf course, clubhouse and FuelMax gas station, this is the largest contiguous parcel of undeveloped land in Hardin County with approximately 1.32 miles of Hwy 105 frontage and approximately .77 miles of Pinewood Blvd. frontage and approximately 10 miles to all that Beaumont has to offer. The Northern border backs up to the Big Thicket National Preserve.

The greater Beaumont area is booming with economic activity, with $80 Billion worth of

current and planned industrial projects, more than $4.5 Billion in infrastructure projects and more than $460 million in commercial and retail projects. Highways, airport, rail, port and pipeline connectivity make the Southeast Texas area an attractive place to do business.

With an abundance of industry in oil and gas, electricity, agriculture and even retail, this region is a promising location for businesses and corporations to establish themselves and develop as companies. While other places have investments in the millions, Beaumont and Southeast Texas investment is in the billions and continues to grow. The state of Texas offers unique tax incentives and financial opportunities, while offering land and development opportunities at a low price in Southeast Texas!

This region is a location for businesses and corporations to establish themselves and develop as companies. “ ”

4 Acres | Brazos County

Excellent open tract for commercial use. This property is in a prime location just off of HWY 6, and is accessed via Texas Avenue where Business 6 and HWY 6 split.

This property is zoned agricultural open currently with relatively low property taxes. The railroad borders the property on the west side in the rear. The property is mostly open, fenced, and has some nice scattered trees on it.

Texas A&M University is only minutes away and the northern end of Bryan has see a lot of recent growth for a number of industrial sites and businesses coming in!

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Vitera Ranch

Phenomenal multi-use property in a peaceful area of Robertson County. This 133.594 acre property offer ample space to stretch your legs and plenty of opportunities to stretch your imagination. Rolling hills offer glimpses of the property from different vantage points, but you can never quite see the whole place from one spot. Mostly open with scattered hard woods throughout. Many large post oaks dot the open areas and the heavily-wooded areas offer cover for livestock and

wildlife alike with numerous deer, hogs, and more calling it home. If you like to hunt and shoot, this place would make a great place to spend your time.

A nice 1/3 acre pond is in place and ready to fish. It also serves as a great resource for livestock too. There is water well on the property with extensive piping running from the front to the rear of the property for future irrigation and watering needs. The property is fenced for cattle, with

several sections being newly built. There is also a set of working pens to help move or tend to cattle as needed. This property is set up with the cattleman in mind, as its pastures have been cared for and managed to produce the most forage possible for cattle grazing. If cattle aren’t your forte, it would make a great haying pasture as well. A large hilltop in the middle of the property offers a great future home or building site with a view for miles to the south. Whether it’s a permanent home, weekend

place, or you need a workshop, your time here would be well-spent and relaxing with a good southern breeze.

133.59 Acres | Robertson County
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CR 234 Loop

+/- 7.3 Acres | Milam County

An outdoor area is set up to enjoy cook out or just relaxing in the shade. Two outbuilding give you areas to store tools and equipment out of the weather, or use as a workshop. The property is currently ag exempt. Access comes via CR 234 loop. Located under one hour from B/CS, Temple/Belton & Taylor. Austin area sits roughly one hour away as well. Located only 1/4 mile off of highway 36. Power, Southwest Milam water and septic are all in place and ready to use.

This property offers an awesome opportunity for those looking to get away. A 1 bed/2 bath barndominium is ready to go. This home was built in 2019 and features a large, open floor space feel. Whether you’re looking for a full time home, weekend place or investment for short term rentals, this property can do it. The home features tall ceilings, a nice kitchen, beautifully views from you bedroom win-

dow and a spacious bath. There is also some outside storage and a large mudroom. The home is all metal and built to stand the test of time. A large, covered front porch offers a great place to sit back and relax. Outside of the home, you’re greeted by tons of large post oaks scattered throughout the property. Can be purchased as 15.3 acres as well.

Come find your peace and quiet. Tucked just beside the woods is a 42x64 barn with 14.5 foot doors to accommodate your RV, Camper and other tall equipment. This barn has a concrete floor. It has an area that is ready to be made into living quarters, with an extra second story above it. Use this barn for work, home or play! The property is ag exempt and power runs near the road. A water well will be needed. Located less than 1 hour from Bryan/College Station and about 1 hour to the Austin Area as well.

CR 234 Loop +/- 8 Acres | Milam County
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46.49 Acres | Caldwell County

Don’t miss this opportunity to own your own oasis just minutes from downtown Lockhart. Beautiful sunrises, sunsets and rolling pastures make you feel like you are in the wilderness miles away from the city; however, this

46.49 acre property is conveniently located near SH 130 with easy access to San Marcos, San Antonio and Austin. No zoning and minimal deed restrictions allow for commercial or residential use of the tract. Public water, electric utilities, and septic already on site. Property includes a pond stocked with bass and is a haven for native wildlife. Flood plain runs along one side of the

property but the majority is flat and buildable. Improvements (house and mobile home) require major renovation or need to be torn down. Property is also already surveyed into 3 separate tracts (15 AC, 13 AC and 18.49AC). Great opportunity to keep one tract and sell or develop the other two, the possibilities are endless (all future development would need to be approved by the County, buyer to perform all due diligence).

Kempner Ranch

25.22 Acres | Lampasas County

Don’t miss out on this 25 acres of prime Texas Hill Country real estate in Lampasas County. It offers the ultimate opportunity for building your dream home, hunting or for development. The land is situated to give you privacy yet easy access to local roads and highways taking you

to popular nearby places such as Lampasas, Copperas Cove and Killeen. The Texas Hill Country is known for its rolling hills, crystal clear water, and stunning scenery. With all of its potential this property won’t disappoint. There is an unfinished duplex located on the property. One side of the duplex was rented out in the past, and the other side needs work to be finished. This property offers the unique chance to bene-

fit from a growing area of Texas. With the great access from FM 2808, you don’t have any long, rough roads to get down for access. Highway 190 and proposed Interstate 14 are just minutes away.

Located all just 15 miles from Killeen and Fort Hood, 50 miles from Georgetown, 35 miles from Temple/ Belton. Stillhouse Hollow Lake and Belton Lake are nearby too!

Milano View

25 Acres | Milam County

Welcome to your next property! This 25 acres, located just southwest of Milano offers plenty of room to make it your own. Full utilities are in place in a water well, water meter, power and septic tank.

An older 2 bed/1 bath mobile home is ready to use for a hunting cabin or weekend getaway, or use it until you can build your dream home! In addition to the mobile home, there is a garage, several sheds,

working pens for livestock and a nice pavilion. This pavilion is ready to cook under and enjoy time with friends and family alike. The property is mostly wooded with rolling terrain, offering ample opportunity for hunting and recreation. The property is already ag exempt and currently used for cattle with good fencing around the perimeter. One pond is ready to fish or use to water your livestock and wildlife.

Come bring your animals, hunt, build a home and make it into your dream place! Located under 1 hour from the Austin Area, about 45 minutes from other Taylor and B/CS!

Welcome to your private piece of Texas! This 27.72 acre property features wooded land with a barn-style home, full utilities and a blank canvas to make your own dreams happen! This tract is accessed off of CR 322, and is just several minutes off of highway 77N.

A recently-built Quonset hut style home is in place already accessed by a recently built gravel driveway for all-weather access. This 30x40 structure has been partially completed inside to make it ready for living quarters. It has a kitchen area, full bathroom and two bedrooms. The structure itself is a tough, all-metal design with a concrete slab, and has even been insulated with spray foam for better efficiency for those hot and cold days. It has been wired for electricity and has a mini-split A/C in

Quonset Retreat

27.72 Acres | Milam County

place. Outside the home, you have a nice front porch area, an +/-800’ deep water well, aerobic septic system and power all in place and done for you. Use this for a permanent home, weekend cabin, or a guest home while you build a new home. The options are endless, and a lot of the hard work has been done for you! The property itself offers unique terrain with lots wet-weather creek areas that meander north to south. These creeks offer a great place to trail ride or turn into ponds as well. There is also plenty of pasture areas if you want to run livestock!

HWY 79

Great highway frontage tract! This 4.811 acre property has approximately 875 feet of US Highway 79 frontage to utilize for commercial or residential uses. This property is located with Rockdale’s ETJ. A southwest Milam water meter is in place and power lines run across the property. Two entrances are used in accessing off of the highway. There are several gravel roads in place for easier access as well. Multiple outbuildings and a small shed/barn. The property is fenced on all sides. No known restrictions. Located just west of Rockdale and approximately 25 minutes to Taylor, 40 minutes to the Round Rock/I-35 area and about 1 hour to B/CS!

CR 429

Unrivaled river frontage for the buyer seeking LIVE WATER frontage. The rear boundary line of the property is the historic San Gabriel River, known for its clear water and past history with local indian tribes and Spanish missions. You have a staggering +/-650 of river frontage, with most of it being accessible to get down to the river and enjoy its many facets. Kick back and relax under the towering, centuries-old pecans or take a swim in the clear water. CR 429 (Sheckels Lane) provides paved road frontage of approximately 575 ft. There is one, highly-sought after water meter in place and power is close by. This property is located in a great spot, roughly 30 minutes from Taylor & 10 minutes from Rockdale.

4.81 Acres | Milam County 11.26 Acres | Milam County


87.67 Acres | Burleson County

This 87.67 acres is a true blank canvas to make it what you desire. Covered in oaks, cedars and elm trees, it’s 95% wooded and home to tons of game animals.

These thick and towering trees are perfect to select which ones to clear or leave in the future. There is a road all the way to the rear and several trails as well that can be expanded to cover more of the property. Use the tract to hunt, camp, or create a plan for a dream home or shop.

The gently rolling terrain offers a few hilltop spots that would be great for a home site. Mostly sandy soils are in the area. Located off of CR 317, which is a short distance off of S FM 908. This property is already ag exempt, helping to keep taxes low. There is one pond in place and sev-

eral good possibilities for more ponds or to expand the current one. This property is in a great location in Burleson county, about 15 minutes from Caldwell, 20 minutes from Rockdale and about 45 minutes to the Bryan/College Station area.

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This 6.162 acre property is located on CR 322, just east of Rockdale. It shares access to a nice +/-1.5 acre pond, which is ready to use for livestock or fishing.

This property is in a great location on CR 316 which is a paved road. It would be great for grazing cattle or cutting hay thanks to its quality grass throughout.

A nice 15.7 acres site in North Milam county! This property is ag exempt and ready for a home, shop, barn, cattle or anything else that you can dream up!

This property is ag exempt leading to lower property taxes. It is mostly open, with some rolling topography. It would be great for cutting hay or running livestock if you choose.

Two adjoining lots near lake Somerville totaling approx. .696 acres. Come enjoy the lake life, with just a few minute drive to boating, fishing and recreation.

Completely raw and untouched property convenient to Cameron, Texas. This is the perfect place for hunting, camping, recreation, or a future home!

30 Acres
County Road 322 County Road 316 .696 Acres | Burleson County 12 Acres | Milam County 12.5 Acres | Milam County County Road 318 Shady Oaks Lane County Road 258 County Road 114 UNDER CONTRACT
6.162 Acres | Milam County
| Burleson County 15.7 Acres | Milam County

There are plenty of level building sites on the property. It’s mostly open with scattered trees along the road. Native grasses throughout make it great for a few cattle or horses.

Basically square in shape, this property has over 475’ of road frontage! This property is 90% wooded with towering oaks, elms and cedars. Hunt or build a home!

This tract has a nice open pasture in the front that would be great for a home or livestock grazing. A large wet-weather creek cuts across the middle of the tract.

This property is 90% wooded with tons of post oaks, elms and some cedars. Clear out a section for a home, or leave it heavily wooded for more recreational pursuits!

This property is square shaped and approximately 90% wooded. There is an existing water well in place along with a metal 20x30 shop. Power is already on the property.

This property is ag exempt with a charming 1,176 sq. ft. home featuring 3 bed/2 bath. The pasture is fertilized and weed sprayed to create a lush hay field.

5.01 Acres | Milam County
6 Acres | Milam County 14.41 Acres | Milam County Acres | Milam County
County Road 322 County Road 405 County Road 405 County Road 320 County Road 326 County Road 237
48 Acres | Milam County UNDER

The highlight of the property is +/-1.5 acre lake and a large hilltop crest for the ideal home site. There is already a nice entrance in place along with a water meter!

Even though you are only minutes from the City of Bastrop, this place is very private. This property boasts large mature trees, wildlife and plenty of flat building sites.

Prime 6.27 acres with lots of road frontage. This is an ideal spot for a travel center or convenience store. Located just west of Rockdale & minutes to the Sandow Lakes project.

This 7.599 acre property has a 3 bed/2 bath 2540 sq. ft. home built in 1977. It also has a several storage buildings/ barns, good pasture, fenced perimeter, and a nice pond.

Great area for development or personal use in Bastrop County. This property has ample paved road frontage on two sides, scattered trees and a pond.

Ample county road frontage along CR 273 and CR 275, with plenty of access to be divided or develop later on. Fertile black land soils.

50 Acres | Milam County 5.08 Acres | Bastrop County 35.76 Acres | Bastrop County 7.599 Acres | Milam County 6.27 Acres | Milam County County Road 108 Pine Tree Loop
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HWY 79/CR 306
36 Acres | Milam County CR 275
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Piedras Pass

21 Acres | Hays County

Leave your worries behind when you arrive at this secluded oasis. Even though these two tracts are located only 15 minutes outside San Marcos you feel like you are worlds away from the city. This is the perfect

place to build your forever home. Enjoy the plentiful trees, native plants and wildlife as you stroll through the rolling hills. Buy Lot 19 (10 AC), Lot 20 (11 AC) or both! Reasonable seller-imposed deed restric-

tions do apply (no further subdivision of the property for a period of 10 years and one home per every five acres). Properties like this do not come available often!

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