Former Hopkins County Chief Investigator Joins TSCRA as Special Ranger

Former Hopkins County Chief Investigator Toney Hurley has joined the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) as a special ranger for District 12 in Northeast Texas. Hurley replaces TSCRA Special Ranger Wayne Goodman who was relocated to the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

District 12 includes Bowie, Camp, Cass, Delta, Franklin, Hopkins, Lamar, Morris, Rains, Red River and Titus counties.

“Toney has more than 20 years of law enforcement experience in the Northeast Texas area,” said Larry Gray, TSCRA executive director of law enforcement and theft prevention. “He’s also worked in all aspects of the agriculture industry, which makes him a great asset to the ranchers in his area and our organization. I welcome him to TSCRA and look forward to working with him.”

Hurley served 21 years at the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office.

Cornett will be based out of Sulphur Springs, and can be reached at 903-945-3236.


TSCRA has 30 special rangers stationed strategically throughout Texas and Oklahoma who have in-depth knowledge of the cattle industry and are trained in all facets of law enforcement. All are commissioned as Special Rangers by the Texas Department of Public Safety and/or the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.

TSCRA is a 135 year-old trade association and is the largest and oldest livestock organization based in Texas. TSCRA has more than 15,000 beef cattle operations, ranching families and businesses as members. These members represent approximately 50,000 individuals directly involved in ranching and beef production who manage 4 million head of cattle on 76 million acres of range and pasture land primarily in Texas and Oklahoma, but throughout the Southwest.