Protecting Private Property/Powerline Routing

Posted by on Oct 21, 2013 in Success Stories | No Comments

WINNING WITH CONSENSUS, TRUST AND INTEGRITY When cattleman and fifth-generation Texas rancher, Whit Jones learned his family’s and many of his neighbors’ properties were in the proposed path of one of the largest transmission-line projects in the state, he wasted … Continue reading

Condemnation

Posted by on Sep 9, 2013 in Success Stories | No Comments

WINNING AT THE SPECIAL COMMISSIONERS’ HEARING It’s the proverbial insult added to injury, but many times over: a utility company has decreed it intends to seize some of your land for its own use; has given you little input on … Continue reading

Estate Planning

Posted by on Jun 12, 2012 in Success Stories | No Comments

COMPREHENSIVE ESTATE PLANNING CREATES PEACE OF MIND Joyce Lucas had an estate plan but it was incomplete and fragmented. To get her estate in order, Joyce engaged Thomas Hall who provided legal expertise, listening skills, gentle guidance, and answered prayers … Continue reading

Conservation Easement Donations

Posted by on Apr 28, 2012 in Success Stories | No Comments

TO PRESERVE AND PROTECT: PEDERNALES FALLS RIVER CORRIDOR When looming development threatened an idyllic slice of the Texas Hill Country known as the Pedernales Falls River Corridor, a group of like-minded neighbors took action to preserve the rare riverside beauty, … Continue reading

Sale of Development Rights

Posted by on Apr 27, 2012 in Success Stories | No Comments

PARTNERING UP TO PRESERVE TEXAS LAND, PROTECT WATER QUALITY Gay Dahlstrom had a vision for the future of her family’s fifth-generation Central Texas land, the historic Dahlstrom Ranch on Onion Creek. She wanted to keep the ranch with the family, … Continue reading

Litigation

Posted by on Apr 24, 2012 in Success Stories | No Comments

DO THE RIGHT THING: THE BUCK FAMILY DID AND PROVED IT IN A COURT OF LAW Brian and Kate Buck respect the land and play by the rules. Working with Plateau biologists, they carefully manage their property near Austin in … Continue reading

Property Taxes

Posted by on Apr 23, 2012 in Success Stories | No Comments

WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE, ENVIRONMENT AND LANDOWNERS BENEFIT When Richard Garriott, a god among video gamers, the world’s first second-generation space traveler and sixth private astronaut, and lifelong environmental advocate, bought some beautiful, wild Central Texas land, he knew he wanted … Continue reading

EcoLab

Posted by on Apr 22, 2012 in Success Stories | No Comments

WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE, ENVIRONMENT AND LANDOWNERS BENEFIT When Richard Garriott, a god among video gamers, the world’s first second-generationspace traveler and sixth private astronaut, and lifelong environmental advocate, bought some beautiful, wild Central Texas land, he knew he wanted to … Continue reading

Public/Private Partnership

Posted by on Apr 20, 2012 in Success Stories | No Comments

SPREADING THE WEALTH OF RICH TEXAS HERITAGE, ENVIRONMENT Gay Dahlstrom first arrived at her family’s historic ranch at the tender age of 18; at 80, she still walks the property regularly. Gay loves the connection the land gives her to … Continue reading

Lobbying

Posted by on Apr 19, 2012 in Success Stories | No Comments

‘JURY OF VIEW’: NEITHER VISIONARY NOR JUST It was a rude awakening one morning for ranch owner John Boerschig to find that Presidio County had posted a notice on his ranch gate informing him that a process called ‘Jury of … Continue reading