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Market Watch: Chesapeake Sells $2.16B Eagle Ford Stake

The China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) has purchased a 33.3% undivided interest in Chesapeake Energy’s 600,000 net oil and natural gas leasehold acres in the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas. The deal was CNOOC’s first to close in the

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Posted in 2010 Winter, Feature, Minerals, News Desk, Regional News, Southwest, Stephen OKeefe

For Sale: Texas’s Historic Rockpile Ranch

One of the most significant ranching legacies of the America West has come on the market for just the third time in over a century. McCoy Remme Ranches has listed the 55,374-acre Rockpile Ranch with King Land & Water LLC.

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Posted in Eric OKeefe, Feature, News Desk

Amazon.com Founder Bezos Shoots for the Stars

Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, whose 290,000 acres ranks No. 27 on the 2010 Land Report 100, was inspired by the wide open West Texas skies he remembered from boyhood summers on his grandfather’s ranch. About seven years ago, he began

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Posted in Feature

Texas Land Values Drop Just 7% in 2009

The Texas land market saw bargain hunters staring down unmotivated sellers throughout 2009. The end result, according to Charles Gilliland and Abhijeet Gunadekar at the Texas Real Estate Center, was a dearth of property sales of more than $1 million

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Posted in Cattle, Eric OKeefe, Farming, Feature, Hunting, Recreation, Regional News, Southwest

Historic Dahlstrom Ranch Conservation Easement Finalized

A conservation easement of historic proportions was purchased in the heart of the Texas Hill Country only a short drive from the Capitol of Texas. Hays County, the City of Austin, and the Hill Country Conservancy (HCC), with funding from

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Posted in Cattle, Conservation, Developers, Eric OKeefe, Feature, News Desk, Public Land, Regional News, Southwest, Topics

Library: Working Dogs of Texas

Both the author and the photographer are valued contributors to The Land Report, and there’s no doubt in my mind that landowners from coast to coast will be able to identify with this book. So let’s begin by getting two

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Posted in Eric OKeefe, Feature, Hunting, News Desk, Regional News, Southwest, Topics

Partner Profile: Holistic Management International

Peter Holter and the fine folks at Holistic Management International (HMI) are valuable partners of The Land Report. We believe in their mission, and once you learn more about them we think you will be supportive as well. HMI is a

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Posted in Cattle, Conservation, Eddie Lee Rider, Feature, News Desk, Public Land, Regional News, Southwest, Topics, Water

Slowdown Forecast for Texas Land

Ag economists at Texas A&M are predicting that the red-hot Texas land market will lose its sizzle next year. Since 2003, land prices have increased an average of 14.5 percent annually, and with the median price statewide approximately $2,300 per acre, that

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Posted in Cattle, Energy, Eric OKeefe, Farming, Feature, Hunting, Minerals, News Desk, Recreation, Regional News, Southwest

U.S. Marshals Seize 695-Acre Texas Hill Country Ranch

A few years ago I started noticing all the classifieds that were advertising vehicles for sale. They had been seized by one branch or another of the federal government. Most of the time drugs were involved. Then, thanks to the mortgage meltdown, county sheriffs

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Posted in Feature, Regional News, Southwest

Shuttered Texas Silver Mine to Reopen?

First it was ethanol and the price per acre in the Corn Belt. Then oil and gas began propping up land values in mineral-rich areas such as the huge shales found coast to coast. Now other commodities are driving other

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Posted in Energy, Feature, Minerals, News Desk, Southwest, Stephen OKeefe, Topics

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