TSCRA Welcomes New Special Ranger to Area




Michael Barr, former Brown County Deputy Sheriff has joined the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) as a special ranger for District 18. Barr replaces Ronnie Hunt.

District 18 includes Brewster, Culberson, El Paso, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, Pecos, Presidio and Reeves counties.

“Mike is an experienced law enforcement agent and is well-known by the ranching community in the area,” said Larry Gray, TSCRA executive director of law enforcement and theft prevention.

“Barr’s law enforcement experience and his love for the ranching industry make him a great asset to our organization. We welcome him to TSCRA and look forward to working with him.”

Barr has 15 years of law enforcement experience. He served as a reserve deputy sheriff for Brown County where he investigated livestock crimes.

Barr is based in Fort Davis and can be reached at (432) 426-3106.


TSCRA has 30 special rangers stationed strategically throughout Texas and Oklahoma who have in-depth knowledge of the cattle industry and are trained in all facets of law enforcement. All are commissioned as Special Rangers by the Texas Department of Public Safety and/or the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.

TSCRA is a 136-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.