HONORARY ADVISORS


Our Honorary Advisors are those who have previously served on the Board of Directors and now help to advise and offer valuable input to the current Board.

Presnall Cage


Presnall Cage is a third generation South Texas rancher who operates his family’s property in Brooks County, Texas. Presnall was raised in Falfurrias and graduated from Texas A& I University in Kingsville where he was an officer...

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Helen K. Groves


Helen Kleberg Groves is the child of Robert J. Kleberg Jr. and Helen C. Kleberg. She was born on October 20, 1927 in San Antonio and was raised on the King Ranch. Groves is a former director of King Ranch Incorporated...

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Felo Guerra


A. R. "Felo" Guerra is descendant of early pioneering Valley families which were ranching on the banks of the Rio Grande dating back to the mid 1700's. He attended McAllen & Edinburg schools graduating from Edinburg High...

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J.E. "Eddie" Guerra


Eddie currently serves as the Sheriff of Hidalgo County after winning the position during the 2014 mid-term elections. Current Hidalgo Co. Sheriff, former Hidalgo County Precinct 4 Constable...

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W.T. "Tommy" Guerra


Tommy Guerra of Guerra Ranches is a fourth-generation rancher from Starr County. He graduated from Rio Grande City High in 1960 and received a BBA degree from UT Austin in 1964.

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Sarita A. Hixon


Sarita Armstrong Hixon is a former member of the Texas Historical Commission and currently serves on the board of the Texas State Historical Association. . She has previously been on the boards...

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Jesse W. Howell


Jesse Howell has lived in southern Jim Wells County his entire life and is active in several agricultural operations, including a cattle feedlot, silage operation and liquid feed plant. He is president of Jim Wells Company LLC,...

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A.C. "Dick" Jones IV


A.C. "Dick" Jones IV of Hebbronville,Tx. manages his cattle operations through Jones Ranch LLC. His ranching headquarters are at Jones Borregos Ranch south of Hebbronville...

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Cullen Looney


Cullen R. Looney is a life-long resident of Edinburg, Texas where he practiced law and has been involved in banking, farming, ranching and oil and gas. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin...

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Alonzo Peña


Mr. Peña is the chairman of the border security and immigration reform subcommittee. He began his law enforcement career in 1982 as a trooper in the Texas Department of Public Safety.

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John Prukop


John Prukop lives in Jim Wells County and has been farming since 1974 in Jim Wells, Kleberg and Nueces Counties. Mr. Prukop holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A & I University in...

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Gene "Primo" Walker


Gene “Primo” Walker Jr., a rancher and Webb County native, joined STPRA’s board of directors in January of 2017. Currently ranching in South and West Texas...

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Kathleen Walker


May Kathleen Walker is “Kandy” to her friends. She was born in Laredo and graduated from Mirando City High School in 1983. She received an ...

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