Panel on Eminent Domain Scheduled During Cattle Raisers Convention
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Panel on Eminent Domain Scheduled During Cattle Raisers Convention


Fort Worth – Two of the state’s leading experts on private property laws in Texas will headline a panel on eminent domain, particularly as it pertains to the increased number of oil and gas pipelines in Texas. The panel is part of the Cattle Raisers Convention and is scheduled for Saturday, April 5, at 2:30 p.m. at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in downtown San Antonio.

Zach Brady, partner at Brady & Hamilton law firm in Lubbock, and Tom Zabel, partner at Zabel Freeman law firm in Houston, will serve as panelists. Jim Malewitz, energy reporter for the Texas Tribune will serve as the moderator.

“There’s no doubt that as energy development and our state’s population continue to grow, we will see more entities looking to condemn private property,” said Pete Bonds, rancher and TSCRA president. “Landowners want a fair, transparent, and economical process when dealing with entities that want to condemn their land.”

“It’s critical for landowners to understand how the eminent domain process works, what rights they have, and what steps they can take to prepare themselves,” Bonds continued.

Brady has represented numerous landowners on eminent domain cases throughout the state. Zabel has represented oil and gas and pipeline companies.

The 137th Cattle Raisers Convention is April 4-6. Highlights of the convention include the Cattle Raisers Expo., the School for Successful Ranching, and educational sessions focused on a number of issues critical to the Texas cattle industry. For more information visit

A complete schedule can be found on the TSCRA convention website. TSCRA will continue to update the schedule with additional events.


TSCRA is a 137-year-old trade association and is the largest and oldest livestock organization based in Texas. TSCRA has more than 16,000 beef cattle operations, ranching families and businesses as members. These members represent approximately 50,000 individuals directly involved in ranching and beef production who manage 4 million head of cattle on 76 million acres of range and pasture land primarily in Texas and Oklahoma, but throughout the Southwest.


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