Keeping Texas Big,
Wide and Open
Created by landowners for landowners, TALT's mission is to protect private working lands, thus conserving Texas’ heritage of wide open spaces.
Photo © D.K. Langford
|In Memory: Wade C. Richardson|
TALT lost a great friend recently with the death of Board member Wade C. Richardson, who died in a plane crash along with his son, Kyle. Wade embodied the TALT mission and values in the way he lived his life. A steward of the land, he built a successful ranching career on caring for land that had been in his family for over 100 years. Upon his death, he owned or operated ranches in Texas, Colorado and New Mexico. Recently, he had proudly turned over his ranching operation to his oldest son, Clay. Devoted to his faith, family and friends, he was also committed to his community and to making his hometown of Ozona a better place. Wade loved Texas, its people, and its history. Moreover, he treasured Texas’ wide open spaces. He recently told us, “Beyond a love for our land, I hold a deep appreciation for Texas and all the diversity of its lands.” And of TALT’s mission, he said, “As witnessed by my heritage, ranchers are the best conservationists. Keep the land in the hands of ranchers and the beauty of the state will be preserved.” Our hearts and prayers go out to Wade’s family and loved ones.
Memorial donations may be sent to The Wade and Kyle Richardson Memorial Fund, c/o San Angelo Area Foundation, 2201 Sherwood Way, San Angelo, Texas 76901. Read more here.