Friday, January 13, 2012

Rebuilding One Post At A Time

As Texas ranchers struggle to restore approximately 6,200 miles of fences lost to historic wildfires, I was honored to lead an effort in Bastrop County to help Larry Miller, a local rancher rebuild. Twenty-two additional Bastrop County ranchers are also receiving rebuilding vouchers worth $1,000 each through the Texas Department of Agriculture’s State of Texas Agriculture Relief (STAR) Fund.

The devastation in Bastrop County and across Texas is among the most catastrophic in the history of our great state. We need to roll up our sleeves and bring help and hope to fellow ranchers in desperate need of fencing. If you’re in the business of ranching, fencing is one of life’s basic necessities.

The STAR Fund was created solely with monetary donations from private individuals and companies, including Farm Credit, Valero and McCoy’s Building Supply.

To make a donation to the STAR Fund, or for more information, visit and click on STAR Fund. I encourage all Texans to assist fire victims in any way they can. Whether it’s a volunteer effort or donation to the STAR Fund, any assistance is appreciated. Click below to see TV coverage of our rebuilding efforts.

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