Birds of Texas

  The Birds of Texas   From regional giants to the rare Mexican visitor, it’s truly amazing to bird-watch in the Lone Star State. With each section of Texas being so varied in both climate and area, the incredible number of species to be found is almost downright magical.   As 2014 begins to close […]

The Art of the Past

  The Art of the Past   Texas is a state of history, with ancient settlements, communities, and even caves that offer true works of art from the past.   An incredibly stunning and mysterious locale in Texas is one visitors are amazed by on a daily basis. It is the largest and most varied […]

Rewarding Land Ownership Stems from Spirit

  Rewarding Land Ownership Stems from Spirit   When ‘Dallas’ is mentioned in conversation, most minds immediately think of either a magnificent city or, of course, the much-beloved NFL Cowboys. What many may not realize, however, is that Dallas, Texas is a lot like a compass when it comes to looking for the perfect ranch […]

Defending a Homeland

  Defending a Homeland   The Lone Star State was home to hundreds of Native American Indians. The Apache dominated most of West Texas, and there were two groups among them – the Lipan and the Mescalero – that were hugely important to the growth of Texas.   Apaches were among the first to learn […]

Spotlighting the Texas State of Mind

  Spotlighting the Texas State of Mind   There are two ‘values’ when it comes to buying rural real estate: financial and intrinsic. The financial is obvious; land is a stable and reliable investment in this day and age. More important, many times, is the non-financial intrinsic value; a deep-rooted, innate, core value. It is […]

Land to Table: Texas-Grown Olive Oils

  Land to Table: Texas-Grown Olive Oils Brought to you by the Henry Family Growing olives in the Lone Star State is all about climate. “Even today people tell us that we can’t grow olives in Texas, but they are basing their opinions on a lot of antiquated information,” says Jim Henry of Texas Olive […]

Prestigious Land Brokerages Combine Resources

  Prestigious Land Brokerages Combine Resources to Form Powerful Team in Asset Class   Fay Ranches and Republic Ranches, two of the most successful land brokerage firms in the country, are announcing a groundbreaking strategic alliance that will create one of the most powerful brokerage teams in the United States and further expand each company’s reach […]

Land to Table: Shelton Vineyards

  Land to Table: Shelton Vineyards   Brought to You by the Shelton Family According to the 1840 Census, the state that led the nation in total wine production was North Carolina. Surprised? Thomas Jefferson wouldn’t be. In 1817, the author of the Declaration of Independence singled out North Carolina for producing “the first specimen […]

Supreme Court Sides With Landowners

  Supreme Court Sides With Landowners In Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District, the high court finds it unconstitutional to use the permitting process as a tool of extortion. When Coy Koontz filed an application for a permit to develop 3.7 acres of a 14.9-acre parcel in 1994, he could hardly have imagined it […]

West Virginia’s Retreat on White Mountain Rock

  West Virginia’s Retreat on White Mountain Rock   Set high in the Allegheny Mountains, West Virginia’s premier Land Report Certified Community overlooks the world famous Greenbrier Resort. Ask any single owner why The Retreat on White Rock Mountain is now their home away from home, and the answers are guaranteed to run the gamut: […]