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Texas Land Markets: Panhandle and South Plains

At $1,089 per acre in 2017, land values in the northernmost reaches of the state have trended in and around the $1,100-per-acre range since 2012.   Pictured Above: MESA VISTA RANCH Location: Roberts County Acres: 64,809 Price Tag: $250 million

Posted in Eric OKeefe, Feature, News Desk, Southwest, Texas

The Scharbauer Family

In our inaugural Land Report 100 (right), Midland’s Scharbauers ranked No. 78 with 113,532 acres. It was the highest the family would ever rank on our list. The reason, of course, had nothing to do with the prominent West Texans.

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Posted in Equestrian, Feature, Land Report 100, Southwest, Texas

D.R. Horton: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 23 D.R. Horton 503,000 acres Donald Horton founded and chairs the country’s largest new home builder, D.R. Horton, which is based in Fort Worth. In his spare time, Horton acquires ranches in the desert Southwest. Most recently, Horton added

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Equestrian, Feature, Land Report 100, New Mexico, Recreation, Residential Property, Southwest, Texas

Land Report Library: Marfa

In her new book, Kathleen Shafer probes a Far West Texas phenomenon as improbable as the mysterious Marfa Lights. Text by Kelly McGee | Photography by Gustav Schmiege III Marfa is more than a trendy town. It has morphed from

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Posted in Feature, Gustav Schmiege, Southwest, Texas

Holland Ware: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 21 Holland Ware 534,000 acres (BACK ON LIST) In 2010, the Georgia native confirmed to us that he owned more than 500,000 acres, “from Virginia to Texas.” Two years later, we were informed that Mr. Ware’s landholdings had decreased

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Posted in Feature, Land Report 100, Northeast, Southwest, Texas, Virginia

O’Connor Heirs: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 17 O’Connor Heirs 587,000 acres (up 7,000 acres) Irish immigrant Thomas O’Connor, a.k.a. “The Texas Cattle King,” was awarded a 4,428-acre land grant in 1834 near present-day Victoria, and the family never looked back. The O’Connors still run cattle

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Feature, Land Report 100, Southwest, Texas

Lykes Heirs: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 15 Lykes Heirs 615,000 acres In the decade following the Civil War, Dr. Howell Lykes shuttered his medical practice to oversee the family farm in Florida’s Hernando County. In 1900, Lykes and his seven sons incorporated Lykes Bros. Inc.

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Farming, Feature, Florida, Land Report 100, South, Southwest, Texas

Briscoe Family: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 14 Briscoe Family 640,000 acres (up 30,000 acres) Three generations of the Briscoe family have stewarded the 100,000-acre Catarina Ranch in South Texas, the epicenter of the family’s thriving cow-calf operation and the linchpin of Briscoe Ranch Company. Click

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Feature, Land Report 100, Southwest, Texas

Wilks Brothers: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 13 Wilks Brothers 702,000 acres (up 30,000 acres) In 2011, Farris and Dan Wilks sold their 70 percent stake in Frac Tech Holdings for $3.5 billion to a group that included South Korea’s sovereign wealth fund. In addition to

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Posted in Feature, Hunting, Land Report 100, Montana, Recreation, Southwest, Texas, West

King Ranch Heirs: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 9 King Ranch Heirs 911,215 acres On August 25, the costliest hurricane in American history made landfall near Rockport, Texas. King Ranch was spared, but Hurricane Harvey took a terrible toll. In the days that followed, an overwhelming number

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Equestrian, Farming, Feature, Land Report 100, Southwest, Texas

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