Issues of concern to people who live in the west: property rights, water rights, endangered species, livestock grazing, energy production, wilderness and western agriculture. Plus a few items on western history, western literature and the sport of rodeo... Frank DuBois served as the NM Secretary of Agriculture from 1988 to 2003. DuBois is a former legislative assistant to a U.S. Senator, a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Interior, and is the founder of the DuBois Rodeo Scholarship.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
King Ranch Showdown
David Saenz stood by his little red tractor as the bulldozer edged ever closer to his property line Saturday morning. As owner of J.S. Trophy Ranch, Saenz believes in the importance of owning a piece of land. He believes there is a sense of security inherent in investing in land. Across the fence, the managers of the King Ranch believe the same. A standoff is taking place along the Jim Wells County border with Kleberg County. It involves a handful of ranchers, some three miles of fence line and the historic King Ranch. Saenz and several other land owners along the fence line south of Farm to Market Road 2508 received a letter two weeks ago from the general manager of land and minerals King Ranch, informing them of a survey recently completed by Brister Surveying of Corpus Christi. The survey outlined a common border between the ranch properties and the northern portion of the King Ranch's Santa Gertrudis Division. The new survey was sent as a courtesy to the land owners, notifying them of the construction of a new boundary fence the ranch planned to build...more