MARCH 19, 2018


The Brush County Ranching Heritage Association of South Texas Recognizes Guillen At Jim Hogg County Fair


AUSTIN - As a 6th generation South Texas rancher, Representative Ryan Guillen (D - Rural South Texas) was humbled to accept an award last weekend for his dedication to South Texas Ranchers from the Brush County Ranching Heritage Association.


"As the product of South Texas ranchers and a 6th generation South Texan rancher myself, I am deeply honored to be receiving this recognition," said Guillen. "I work hard every day to make sure that the folks in Austin are doing everything we can do to protect our South Texas ranching way of life."


The Brush Country Ranching Heritage Association of South Texas is dedicated to the ranching aspects of the rural life. It began in 1969 as a non-profit organization, and it serves to protect the physical, cultural, and social aspects of the ranching lifestyle. The association contributes to the funding of education-based programs, heritage exhibits, the preservation of historic ranch architecture, and documentation of a ranch’s culture and history.  


Guillen has always been a diligent supporter of the ranchers of South Texas. In the past few years, Guillen has authored legislation that helped offset the financial cost to ranchers whose land and livestock were quarantined due to fever ticks. He also helped secure over $8 million to help fight fever ticks and protect the cattle industry.


Serving ten rural South Texas counties in the Texas House of Representatives, Ryan Guillen is known for his hard work, fierce independence, and relentless efforts for South Texas families. Recently, Capitol Inside called him a “House Bill Machine,” and a “one-person assembly line for legislation.” Since elected, few other legislators have passed more bills than Guillen. Sign up for updates at,, and