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Since the beginning of the shale plays, your private property rights regarding surface and mineral ownership are being assaulted on a very regular basis at all levels of government. What happens at the state legislature, at the Railroad Commission of Texas, and in the courts directly affects your assets—your land, your minerals, your private property rights. The reality is that things will get worse without someone diligently working to counteract this constant assault. You have a family, a job, and a life. You do not have time to constantly follow the antics of those at work in Austin.

Whether its for plugging abandoned wells, protecting landowners faced with eminent domain action, or preserving groundwater ownership, the Texas Land and Mineral Owners Association works for you and for all Texans, to unite your voices to protect your rights.
TLMA is a nonpartisan association, and it is not affiliated with a political action committee (PAC). None of TLMA's revenue, which all comes from membership dues, goes to support political candidates or campaigns.
The association engages in direct advocacy to achieve its mission of
  • » a business and legal environment that promotes a healthy oil and gas industry in Texas by ensuring that the rights of mineral and surface owners are protected;
  • » a reduction in litigation; and
  • » the protection of our precious groundwater resources.

Board of Directors

  • Chairman Carolyn Frost Keenan - Keenan Family Interests
  • Vice-Chairman John D. Alexander, Jr. - King Ranch
  • Treasurer Barry Coates Roberts - Coates Energy Trust
  • James C. "Jimmy" Broussard - J.E. Broussard Heirs O&G, LP, and LaBelle Properties, Ltd.
  • Scott Petty, Jr. - Petty Ranch Company
  • Lica Pinkston - Santa Fe Ranch
  • George Tanner - Cuatro Estrellas, Ltd.
  • James P. "Rick" Walker, Sr. - Huisache Cattle Co., Ltd.

    District Representatives

  • South Central Texas - Trey Scott, San Antonio
  • North Texas - John S. Baen, Ph.D., Denton
  • Panhandle - Kimberley K. McTee, Amarillo
  • Central Texas - Tom Daniel, Austin
  • Advisory Directors

    Joseph B.C. Fitzsimons
    John B. McFarland
    Howard P. Newton
    George J. Person
    Dr. Kitty-Sue Quinn

  • Honorary Directors

  • The Honorable Dolph Briscoe
  • Jack Hunt
  • Roger Welder
  • J.A. Whittenburg, III
  • The Honorable Cullen Looney
  • Doug Beveridge
  • Chaunce Thompson, Jr.
    Morgan Dunn O'Connor