The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) installed new officers Sunday during the closing session of the 137th Annual Cattle Raisers Convention in San Antonio.
Pete Bonds, Saginaw, was elected president; Richard Thorpe, Winters, first vice president; Robert McKnight, Fort Davis, second vice president; and Eldon White, Fort Worth, executive vice president.
"The continued determination and commitment of cattle raisers is needed as our industry looks to the future," said Bonds. "It is an honor to serve as president of TSCRA and I look forward to working with our members to ensure the strength and stability of the Texas cattle industry."
Bonds operates the Bonds Ranch headquartered in Saginaw. He became a TSCRA director in 1992 and was elected second vice president in 2011.
Thorpe is owner and operator of Mesa T Ranch, headquartered in Winters. Thorpe became a TSCRA director in March 2006.
The newest TSCRA officer is Robert McKnight. McKnight raises registered and commercial Herefords and crossbred cattle on ranch land in Jeff Davis, Brewster, Presidio, Reeves and Crane counties. He became a TSCRA director in 1989.
New directors were also elected at convention. New directors are Kevin Busher, Winters; Brooks Hodges, Guthrie; James Palmer, Roaring Springs; Claudia Wright, Richmond.
New executive committee members include Crawford Edwards, Fort Worth; Jay Evans, Austin; Coleman Locke, Hungerford; and James L. Donnell, Fowlerton.
Barrett Clark, Breckenridge; Steve Lewis, San Antonio; Evalyn Moore, Richmond; and Les Nunn, Pauls Valley, Okla.; and Tom Roach III, Amarillo, were elected as honorary directors.
All members with honorary titles serve as ex officio members of the board.
Source: Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association