Media coverage of Hillingdon Ranch: Four Seasons, Six Generations, one family’s story of stewardship and  ranching heritage and an important book about private land conservation.

Media Coverage

TAMU-Woody-Plants David K. & Myrna Langford have been honored by the Texas A&M University Press with having a new series of books named after them.  The first book in the series has been released and can be purchased here:,8507.aspx
Famous-Barns-blog We were also mentioned in a blog for Famous Barns called “Yellowstone and Taos, Case Studies in Conservation and Cultural Legacies”.
Texas Monthly We were mentioned in the Feb 2015 edition of Texas Monthly in the “For Love of Country” article.  See the excerpt in the PDF link here or the online version here.
Windup Wire “The Texas Hill Country, Nature Photography, and Hillingdon Ranch” post on Windup Wire by Jeff Brown.
Lexington Leader “Celebrating Family, Land, and Stewardship with Hillingdon Ranch: Four Seasons, Six Generations” article in Lexington Leader; Sept 4, 2014. Read the PDF here or online here.
The Boerne Star Aug 19 2014 “Cibolo Nature Center & Farm presents 2014 Stewardship Awards” article in the Boerne Star; Aug 19, 2014. Read the online version here or read the PDF here.
Texas Parks & Wildlife Lone Star Steward Award Regional Lone Star Land Stewards for 2014 Announced” including Landowner Cooperative – Hillingdon, Laurels, and Leslie Ranches, Kendall County
Texas Farm Bureau, Focus on Agriculture Texas Farm Bureau radio network, “Focus on Agriculture” featured comments by David K. Langford, 04/30/14.  Click here to hear the audio file.
San-Angelo-Standard-Times “Our past, future found in story of ranch” in San Angelo Standard Times, March 23, 2014
Texas Public Radio Texas Public Radio interviews David K. Langford, by Jack Morgan, March 2014.  Follow the link and then click on “Listen” to hear the interview.
 Texas Highways magazine Excerpt of book in Texas Highways magazine, March 2014.  Read the beautiful full layout in PDF or read the abbreviated article online
 Texas Parks % Wildlife Magazine Feature in Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine, March 2014, by Stephanie M. Salinas.  Read it in PDF or online here.
Field Sport Blog post in Field Sport’s blog:
Lonn Taylor  The Big Bend Sentinel, “A six-generation ranching story”, 2/6/14, by Lonn Taylor.  Listen to the audio version in Lonn Taylor’s own voice:
Austin American-Statesman  Austin American-Statesman,“Rounding up recent books about the state”, 12/29/13
Texas Wildlife Book review  Texas Wildlife Book Review by David Baxter.
Bandera County Courier  Farm & Ranch News in Bandera County Courier 11/14/13:
Marzulla Law Legal Report Newsletter  Marzulla Law Legal Report Newsletter, November 2013:
The Battalion  “Former student, prof to speak at book fest”, The Battalion, 10/23/13:
San Antonio Express News  In the Spotlight in the San Antonio Express-News 11/5/13:
Cardinal Photo article  Post by Cardinal Photo 10/7/13:
West Kerr Current  Article in the West Kerr Current 10/10/13:
Alamo Area Master Naturalist Book Review in the Alamo Area Master Naturalist, October 2013:
Bandera County Courier 7/11/13  “Photographer, conservationist, rancher now Texas hero“, Bandera County Courier, 7/11/13



Texas Parks & Wildlife Lone Star Steward Award Receipient

In recognition of their dedication, education, and stellar example of land stewardship, the families of the Hillingdon (Giles Family), Leslie (Leslie Family), and Laurels (Langford Family) Ranches were honored as the 2014 Lone Star Land Steward Award winners. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department produced this video in recognition of their dedicated stewardship of the land through excellence in wildlife and natural resource management.

All the images in this production are but a few from the book “Hillingdon Ranch: Four Seasons, Six Generations,” which is a beautifully photographed and written portrait of a ranching family and their life in the Texas Hill Country.

Hillingdon Ranch: Four Seasons, Six Generations from David K. Langford on Vimeo.

Hillingdon Book People Remarks Part 1 from David K. Langford on Vimeo.  David K. Langford, co-author of his newest book, “Hillingdon Ranch: Four Seasons, Six Generations” gives remarks to an audience at Book People. Nov. 15, 2013.

Hillingdon Book People Remarks Part 2 from David K. Langford on Vimeo.

David K. Langford, co-author of his newest book, “Hillingdon Ranch: Four Seasons, Six Generations” gives remarks to an audience at Book People. Nov. 15, 2013. Part 2.