Panel on Surface Water Rights Scheduled During Cattle Raisers Convention
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Fort Worth – A panel discussion on surface water rights will take place Saturday, April 5, as part of the 137th Annual Cattle Raisers Convention. The panel is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in downtown San Antonio.

Dr. Bryan Shaw, chairman, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, and Jim Bradbury, one of the state’s leading attorney’s on water and environmental law, will serve as panelists. Jim Malewitz, energy reporter for the Texas Tribune, will moderate.

“Texas has faced a record drought now for several years, which has created a severe lack of surface water in the state,” said Pete Bonds, rancher and TSCRA president. “And while we’re short on water, the demand for surface water continues to grow.”

“How exactly this will affect landowners’ surface water rights and what we should be concerned about for the future of surface water will be some of the questions answered during this in-depth discussion,” Bonds continued.

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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