An organization that’s both hat and cattle will hold a gathering next week.

The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association will hold a ranch gathering on Thursday, June 28th.

TSCRA Special Ranger Dean Bohannon will update attendees on recent livestock and equipment thefts in the area, and how ranchers can better protect themselves against thieves. They will also discuss the organization’s legislative efforts in Washington, D.C. and Austin.

The event will be held at the Roaring Springs Community Center, located at 1100 Farm-to-Market Road 3203 in Roaring Springs, about 80 miles northeast of Lubbock. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by a complimentary beef dinner.

“TSCRA ranch gatherings are a great place for folks to get together and discuss what’s going on in the cattle business and how they can get involved,” said rancher and TSRA President Joe Parker Jr. “These gatherings aren’t just for TSCRA members. Anyone interested in the cattle industry is invited to attend.”

The event is open to the public, and all planning to attend are asked to RSVP to 800-242-7820 ext. 192 or send an email to