Stephen Schwartz


Stephen Schwartz was raised in East Texas, where he graduated from White Oak High School. Most of his childhood was spent hunting and fishing in the woods of East Texas, where he learned at a very young age to respect the outdoors. Following his interests, he graduated from Texas A&M University in the spring of 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Systems Management with an emphasis on rangeland and wetland management. After he graduated he began working in the engineering department at the TXU Martin Lake Mines. He then worked for over a decade in the mining industry. For the first 7 years he worked in engineering as a surveyor and long-range planner, where he designed and led the construction of various projects ranging from initial clearing and mining activities, to permanent reclamation. Along with that he developed a special interest in land reclamation where he had hands on experience with many extensive watershed management projects. He also had a hand in developing many of the ponds, wetlands and reforested acres that are now enjoyed by many. He then spent the next 4 years as an operations supervisor learning the big picture of the entire mining process, further developing his leadership skills in managing people, money and machines. Overall he has gained a unique perspective in the importance of sound land stewardship and how vital it is to a successful ranching operation. His unique skill set enables him to clearly visualize a property’s potential and effectively communicate that to potential buyers. He is dedicated to use that knowledge to better understand the needs of each client and will go the extra mile to ensure they are met. Stephen is a committed steward of the land which shows through continuing his education through the Quality Deer Management Association as a level 2 Deer Steward, which specifically focuses on intensive management for white-tailed deer. He has also been an active member of several conservation organizations such as Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Delta Waterfowl, Quality Deer Management Association, Trout Unlimited, and National Wild Turkey Federation. Stephen is a committed husband to his wife, Lacie of 6 years, and new father to his son, West. He is a deacon at Mobberly Baptist Church in Longview and enjoys spending as much time as he can in the outdoors with both his wife and son.
$1,595,000  •  255 acres
Overview: The Speer Ranch is an exceptionally well-rounded and well-watered recreational hunting ranch, located in the piney woods of NE Texas. The Harrison County property is a part of the old, well-known Carlile Hunting Club and comes with a variety of well-built amenities, a history of incredible low fence whitetail genetics, stories of local Caddo Indians and rumors of the founders of Texas and participants of the Alamo passing just north of the ranch on the Trammel's Trace Trail. The 255+/- acres boasts crystal clear springs bubbling out of the ground, spring-fed lakes, wide variety of mature hardwoods, managed plantation pine, diverse plant life and strategically located food plots providing exceptional hunting opportunities for deer, hogs, waterfowl and turkey optimal. Located on a high point of the ranch, overlooking the Haggerty Creek bottom and a 13.6+/- acre spring fed bass lake, is the main lodge set amongst towering pines and a wide variety of mature hardwoods. The activity list on this ranch is endless. Guests should be prepared for timeless memories with fun for all to be had all while trap shooting, skeet shooting, pen raised upland bird hunting, largemouth bass fishing, ATV riding on nearly 5 miles of highly manicured trails that rival most county roads, visits to Caddo Lake, downtown Marshall, TX "Wonderland of Lights" at Christmas, Jefferson, TX "Antique Capital of Texas" or simply relaxing on the back deck of the main lodge viewing a pristine setting taking in the sounds of nature. Location/Local Touring Attractions: The Speer Ranch is located ~8 miles east of the quaint town of Marshall, Texas, home of George Foreman and Y.A. Tittle. From Dallas, the drive is ~ 150 +/- miles (2 hr. 20 min); from Shreveport, the drive is ~35 miles (less than 45 min.). Being located between Marshall, TX and the infamous Caddo Lake, the only natural lake in the State of Texas, the ranch is surrounded by unique local attractions. Caddo Lake is certainly a must for all family and guests staying at the ranch. Caddo Lake (named after the Caddo Indians), located on the banks of Big Cypress Bayou is the legendary Big Pines Lodge, where at one time one could purchase guns, ammo, hunting/fishing license, to die for fried catfish and jalapeno hush puppies topped off with a freezer cold Big "O". Harris Lake Road, known to locals as Stagecoach Road, runs just north of the ranch and is a timeless masterpiece of East Texas. The sandy bottom road was a highly traveled corridor for stagecoach traffic located on a ridgeline between Haggerty and Deboldin Creek. The amount of traffic caused by wooden wheels is evident by the high cut banks towering above on each side as you travel through this unforgettable setting. Martha Josey, a professional World Champion Barrel Racer in 1980, leads camps and coaches young barrel racers at her ranch that borders the west boundary of the Speer Ranch. Directions: From Dallas- take I-20 east for 114 miles then take exit 614 for TX-43 toward Marshall. Turn left onto TX-43 toward Marshall/Caddo Lake and continue for 6.4 miles on highway 43. Then turn left onto East End Blvd S for 1.74 miles then turn right on highway 43 and continue for ~ 8 miles where the ranch will be located on the right. From Shreveport: Take I-71 north for ~4.5 miles then turn left onto N Market St and after .2 miles turn right onto Pine Hill Rd. After 5.1 miles continue straight onto Blanchard Latex Rd. for 9.0 miles. Continue straight onto FM 1999 for 5.4 miles then turn right onto FM 134 N for 4.7 miles. Turn right onto Jay St. and continue for .5 miles where you will turn left onto TX-43 S. After .4 miles turn left onto TX-43 S. After ~7.6 miles the ranch will be on your right. The Lodge: The 2-master suite, 3.5 bath 3,400 +/- SF lodge with an additional 8-bed bunkroom for larger parties graces a hilltop surrounded by mature pine trees and hardwood park like setting. Nearly a mile of paved entrance road winds its way to the home, which features a newly remodeled kitchen, a large great room, and room for the entire family. At the back of the house, a large wooden deck overlooks a majestic ~13.6 Acre East Texas black water lake surrounded by a beautiful mature tree canopy. When coming in for the night after a successful day on your private lake you can park your boat and leave all your fishing gear in the single stall boathouse equipped with a fully automated electric boat lift. Surface Water: The ranch features exceptional recreational surface water including a 13.6 Ac. lake, a ~6.77 Ac. lake, and a one-half acre pond all being stocked with black bass. These lakes have the potential to produce a legendary East Texas Bass. The property also features a ~2.9 Ac and a ~10.77 Ac. wetland designed for the avid duck hunter. Over 1.5 miles of the sandy bottom Haggerty Creek also runs through the property and is a significant creek with a beautiful hardwood canopy surrounding it. Additionally, there are two potential lake sites located north of the main lodge being approximately 4.5+/- & 6.0+/- acres in size. Shooting: The avid shooter will want to hone their shooting skills by utilizing the fully automated trap and skeet range; the skeet range includes both a high and low house. Additionally, there is an air-conditioned skeet room with a half-bath and refrigerator for breaks between friendly yet highly competitive shoots. Adjacent to the skeet room you'll find two RV hook-ups, convenient for additional guests. Hunting: For hunting purposes the property also features (2) 1,200 SF flight pens, a 5,000 SF flight pen, and concrete dog kennels. In the past pen raised quail, pheasant, and chucker have been released in the northwest field, making for an excellent hunting experience. Behind the 1,500 SF shop there is also a smokehouse and winch for your game processing and preparing needs. There is an additional 1,500 SF of covered parking in the rear of the shop for ATV's, tractors, and other equipment. There are also a number of deer blinds, feeders, and 3 established food plots that have been maintained and managed to attract deer, and turkey. Wildlife: In terms of wildlife the Speer Ranch has it all. The ranch has a history of impressive low-fence whitetail genetics. The topography, diverse, and thick cover provides an excellent habitat for deer growth. The phenomenal cover also provides a home for feral hogs, and Eastern Turkeys. The property's water assets provide duck hunting opportunities that rival the best in East Texas. Caddo Lake: The only natural lake in Texas, the ~26,000-acre lake surrounded by giant bald cypress trees covered in Spanish moss provide a Texas treasure that holds alligators, bass, catfish, and crappie. The lake record Black Bass is a staggering 16.17 lbs. Topography: The topography is undulating throughout the ranch with significant elevation changes surrounding the creeks and ridges on the property. The ranch has a high point of ~315 feet above sea level and a low of ~240 feet above sea level. Easements: Two electrical easements: one runs along a portion of the south boundary and the second to the lodge. Utilities: Electricity is provided by Panola-Harrison Electric Cooperative, and water provided by Leigh WSC and a deep water well. Taxes: Ask Broker for details. Timber: The ranch has a timber management plan in place and has a timber Ag exemption. Minerals: Ask Broker Additional Acreage: There is additional acreage available for purchase to the north. Ask Broker for details and maps. Price: $1,595,000 ($6,254.90/Acre) Contact: Stephen Schwartz - Agent, 903-738-7882 Cash McWhorter- Broker/Partner, 469-222-4076 Broker & Commission Disclosure: Buyer's Agent/ Broker must be identified upon first contact with Listing Broker/ Listing Agent and Buyer's Agent/ Broker must be present at the initial property tour in order to participate in the real estate commission. Commission splits will be at the sole discretion of Hortenstine Ranch Company, LLC.
$1,031,878  •  322 acres
Overview: Wildhorse Ranch is approximately 322.5+/- acres located in close proximity to the quaint East Texas town of Henderson, TX. The ranch is bordered by two quiet county roads providing reliable access points to the majority of the ranch. Wildhorse Ranch is a combination ranch consisting of improved pastures, two ponds, multiple split finger draws, towering plantation Pine timber, and mature native timber; thereby, creating a multitude of ranching and recreational opportunities.Location: Wildhorse Ranch is located approximately ~15 min N/NE of Henderson, Texas; ~25 minutes S/SE of Longview; ~2.5 hours east of Dallas, Texas, with road frontage on FM 1716 and FM 782 for all weather access.Improvements: Located on the southcentral portion of the ranch, a historic farmhouse containing ~1,964+/- square feet of living area pays tribute to a ranching legacy. The home was constructed in 1928 per records held by the Rusk County Appraisal District. While the home is in need of repair, utilities are directed to the home site providing an opportunity to remodel for a primary or secondary residence.Trees, grass, forbs: Wildhorse Ranch's fertile, sandy loam soils foster two improved hay pastures located on the west side of the ranch. The center and east side of the ranch consists of native hardwood timber and towering plantation Pine. A recent timber cruise was conducted yielding 183+/- acres of timber valued at over $197,000. Native forbs and browse are also plentiful and provide robust habitat for wildlife.Water: There are two ponds currently located on the west side of the ranch. With multiple split finger draws in the central and eastern portion of the ranch, it is believed that numerous additional ponds could be created throughout the ranch. One of the draws with water development potential appears to have a natural spring running from south to north on the eastern most draw. For family's desiring a lake house/ranch combination this could be a great fit. The ranch is located minutes south of the private shoreline of Lake Cherokee giving buyers the opportunity to have the best of both hunting and water sports!Topography: The ranch boasts particularly good rolling to sloped terrain with almost ~100 feet of elevation change across the ranch. The undulating scenic trails through the towering Pines is a pure East Texas feel. Such diversity offers the landowner several options for potential pond/small lake site development.Wildlife and fisheries: This ranch has not been hunted in recent years. There is an abundance of deer in this part of Rusk County. Fishing opportunities may exist in the scenic ponds located on the property.Hay Production: This ranch offers two improved pastures yielding ~40 acres of grass that have been fertilized and managed for optimum production.Minerals: Surface onlyEasements: Multiple pipelines easements traverse the east side of ranch operated by Atmos Energy and Rock Cliff Energy. These easements act as good access points/trails or shooting lanes throughout the ranch. An electric transmission runs through the west side of the ranch.Regional Airport: East Texas Regional Airport (GGG) is a full service regional airport located approximately ~ 10 minutes north of the ranch gate. The airport features regional flights and for private aircraft two runways being 10,000' & 6,109' in length.Utilities: Electricity runs from the east boundary into the home site on the property and from the northwest quadrant across the ranch to the northeast corner. Rural water supply is plumbed to the home.Property Taxes: Wildhorse Ranch is not currently Agriculture Exemption. Taxes for 2019 were $9,759.19.Schools: Henderson Independent School DistrictPrice: $3,200 per acre ($1,031,878.40)Contact:Stephen Schwartz - Agent, 903-738-7882Casey Berley - Broker, 214-422-7253Cash McWhorter - Broker, 469-222-4076
$748,380  •  84 acres
Overview: Triple B Ranch is a beautiful 84+/- acre turnkey combination property nestled in a highly desirable area of southeastern Upshur County. The property is well-watered and consists of incredible rolling pastures, scattered hardwood timber, several ponds and creeks, and an excellent balance of ranching and recreational attributes. The ranch is perfectly suited to run cattle or raise hay with fertile pastures and abundant water, while offering plenty of recreational opportunities as well. Surrounded by similar properties, and within close proximity of town, this property provides an opportunity for a private yet convenient home place.Location: Triple B Ranch is located approximately 9 miles southeast of Gilmer, Texas, with road frontage on FM 726 for all weather access. The property is also conveniently located only 8 miles from Longview and only 127 miles east of Dallas.Improvements: The ranch features a 4 bed, 3 bath, 2,250 SF (living) Satterwhite log home tucked away in a private secluded location, overlooking a spring-fed pond. The two-story home is well-maintained and move-in ready with a new roof (2019) and a new 3.5-ton heat pump(2019). The home features a wrap-around porch which provides absolute protection to the log home's exterior and provides shade all throughout the day. The home is energy efficient and boasts high-speed internet, rural water supply and conventional septic. Along with the house is a large barn for livestock, several other outbuildings convenient for storage, and a set of pipe working pens and corrals. The home is secured by an automatic electric gate at the entrance and the entire property is fenced and cross-fenced for cattle.Trees, grass, forbs: The ranch's fertile, sandy loam soils foster Coastal and Common Bermuda pastures which are dominate to native grasses on the property. Tree cover consists of scattered hardwoods and pine including a variety of oaks, elm, black gum, hickory, black walnut, sycamore, and some pine. Native forbs and browse are also plentiful along the wood lines and creeks and provide ample habitat for wildlife.Water: The property is well watered with a nice, fully stocked ~1.3 ac pond, located directly behind the home with another ~0.5 ac spring-fed pond that drains into it. There is an additional ~0.1 ac stock pond in the SW pasture for livestock and a spring-fed ~0.66 ac pond in the SE portion of the ranch near Bog Creek. Approximately 1,215' of Bog Creek runs through the SE corner of the property with ~2,750' of an unnamed creek runs through the central portion of the property feeding two of the ponds. There are also two additional pond sites available if the buyer desires to add more water in the future.Topography: Beautiful rolling to sloped terrain spans the property with approximately 60 feet of elevation change providing several scenic views, while the timber maintains privacy from most any direction. The majority of the pastures are all well drained and can easily be traversed providing plenty of opportunity for hay production. Such diversity offers the landowner countless options for additional building locations for an additional home site and endless recreational opportunities. Approximately 12+/- acres are within he FEMA floodplain in the SE corner along Bog Creek.Wildlife and fisheries: This property has not been hunted in recent years, however there is an abundance of deer in this part of Upshur County that frequent the property and plenty of other wildlife species including waterfowl for recreational enjoyment. Fishing can be enjoyed from the ponds which sit below the home on the western portion of the property.Livestock/hay production: Triple B Ranch is almost a perfect 50/50 mix of heavy native timber and improved pasture. The property will likely support 20-30 AU's depending on how the pastures are grazed and maintained. The last several years, the property has been lightly grazed and continuously improved for productivity. The pastures have been cleaned, grubbed, and replanted for maximum production.Minerals: Surface only.Easements: One easement for an electric line and two easements for natural gas lines.Utilities: UREC Electricity runs along the western boundary, providing the property with power. ETEX fiber optic cable provides high speed internet. Glenwood Water Supply provides the water for the home and improvements. Ameri-Tex provides the trash pick-up service. There is also a shallow well that is adequate for irrigation and an additional source of water for livestock. The pump will need to be replaced, but all other items are in place for complete use.Property Taxes: 2019 Taxes were $2,112. The majority of the property has an Ag ExemptionSchools: Gilmer ISD (Union Grove ISD and Longview Christian School are other viable options as well)Price: $748,380 ($8,909/acre)Contact: Stephen Schwartz - Agent, 903-738-7882Broker & Commission Disclosure: Buyer's Agent/ Broker must be identified upon first contact with Listing Broker/ Listing Agent and Buyer's Agent/ Broker must be present at the initial property tour in order to participate in the real estate commission. Commission splits will be at the sole discretion of Hortenstine Ranch Company, LLC.
$995,000  •  20.68 acres
Overview: Noonday Estate is a beautiful 20.683+/- acre turnkey property nestled in a highly desirable area of western Harrison County. The property consists of a large custom log home overlooking incredible rolling pastures, scattered timber, a nice pond, and plenty of room to relax after a long day. The farm is perfectly suited to run cattle, horses, or raise hay with the fertile pastures, high quality fencing, and abundant water. Surrounded by similar properties, and within close proximity of town, this property provides an opportunity for a private yet convenient homestead.Location: Noonday is located approximately 6.5 miles north of Hallsville, Texas, with road frontage on Noonday Road for all weather access. The property is also conveniently located only 6.5 miles from Longview, 13 miles from Marshall, and only 130 miles east of Dallas, all within the highly desirable Hallsville ISD.Improvements: Over 600' of paved concrete driveway leads to the crown jewel of the property; the custom log home is comprised of 3,682 SF of living space and 6,223 SF under roof. The home sits on top of a hill overlooking the surrounding countryside and is outfitted with a Generac backup generator and a security system. The home has been updated throughout over the years to maintain a more modern appeal.The 4 bed, 5 bath, two-story home was built by award winning builder, Scott Hamilton, and thoughtfully laid out and customized, sparing no expense. All 3 guest rooms have new carpet and each bath has been recently updated with granite, tile and new Kohler toilets. Two hot water heaters service the home, along with two new energy efficient A/C units. In the kitchen you'll find Dacor Appliances, granite counters, custom Ash cabinets, two ovens, an ice maker, a GE Monogram vent hood covering the gas/electric stove top, and a large walk-in pantry. The 24' tall ceilings in the main living area showcase the custom river rock fireplace. The large living space can be arranged in a myriad of ways to incorporate large gatherings or provide separate sitting areas, all with views of the surrounding landscape. Both front and back porches offer a wonderful place to sit and drink a morning cup of coffee or relax after a long day. These porches create a really nice space to accommodate large gatherings for birthdays or holidays.Over 1,800' of pipe fencing surrounds the home and leads up to the steel framed 2,380' SF shop which has 4 roll-up doors, a tack room, three 12'x12' horse stalls with turnouts, and a 24'x12' loft for storage. The shop was well-built by Hendrix & Arp and features water and electricity, electric overhead doors, and floor drains for convenience.There is also a 42'x24' steel framed hay barn with concrete floors and is outfitted for utilities if ever needed. The barn will hold 60 large round bales and has a 12'x12' roll-up door. Centrally located between all three pastures is a set of Allen heavy duty panels and a squeeze chute setup for working cattle. For inclement weather there is also a 24'x12' lean-to in the north pasture for livestock to seek shelter in.Trees, grass, forbs: The ranch's fertile, sandy loam soils foster Coastal and Common Bermuda pastures which are dominate to native grasses on the property. Tree cover consists of scattered hardwoods and pine which helps provide privacy to the house.Water: The property has a 480' deep well with incredible drinking water and is outfitted with a 5 HP pump to service the improvements and the two sprinkler systems. The water is some of the best well water we've ever encountered and is reminiscent of Wood County water with no odor or after taste. The property also features a nice ~0.47 ac pond in the west pasture and the house pasture features a water trough to ensure livestock have access to water.Topography: Beautiful rolling to sloped terrain spans the property with approximately 60 feet of elevation change providing several scenic views, while the timber maintains privacy around the home. The majority of the pastured areas are all well drained and can easily be traversed providing plenty of opportunity for hay production.Livestock/hay production: The majority of Noonday Estate is in improved or native pasture. The property currently supports 6-8 AU's with plenty of room for more. The last several years, the livestock were moved to the pasture just south of the house for a short time period while the west and north pastures were mowed for hay. The pastures have been sprayed and fertilized for maximum productivity. The property is fenced and cross-fenced with either pipe or 5 & 6-strand barbed wire, with an electric wire running the entire west and north boundaries.Minerals: Surface only.Easements: One easement along south property line for West Harrison Water Supply.Utilities: UREC Electricity runs underground to the house and well. A deep water well provides the drinking water. The well is 480' deep with a 5 HP pump and also supplies the water for irrigation around the improvements. The house also has a 500 gallon propane tank to supply the generator, cooktop, and fireplace. West Harrison WS available on southwest side of property if needed.Property Taxes: Ask Broker for details.Schools: Hallsville ISDPrice: $995,000Contact:Stephen Schwartz- Agent903-738-7882 mobileBroker & Commission Disclosure: Buyer's Agent/ Broker must be identified upon first contact with Listing Broker/ Listing Agent and Buyer's Agent/ Broker must be present at the initial property tour in order to participate in the real estate commission. Commission splits will be at the sole discretion of Hortenstine Ranch Company, LLC.
$435,700  •  101 acres
Location: Harrison Timberland 101 is located approximately 1.5 miles southeast of Harleton, Texas on Old Hwy 154 and FM 2208. The property is also conveniently located only 13 miles from Marshall, 20 miles from north Longview, and only 143 miles east of Dallas.Overview: Harrison Timberland 101 is a nicely timbered 101+/- acre property located in a desirable area in northern Harrison County. The property consists of rolling hills, planted pine timber, and a stocked 3.3+/- acre pond. Surrounded by similar landscape and only 10 miles from Lake 'O the Pines, recreational opportunities abound both on and off the property. In addition to recreation, there are several excellent building sites on the property that would make for a great homesite, or multiple home sites for the new owner.Improvements: This is an excellent opportunity for a new owner to come in and make this property their own. There are no structural improvements making this a blank slate for the new owner to develop to their liking.Trees, grass, forbs: This area of Harrison County is known for its sandy loam soils which serve well for productive pastures, food plots, and timber alike. This property features ~30 acres of mature, planted loblolly pine timber. A portion of the timber was selectively harvested in certain areas three years ago providing a more scenic view of the lake and allowing the remaining area the opportunity to be replanted or developed. The timber that remains is healthy and viable, providing quality habitat for wildlife and future income potential. Tree cover consists of a healthy stand of both older and younger hardwoods including a variety of oaks, hickory, black gun, elm, willow, river birch, and some native pine and planted pine. Native forbs and browse such as pokeweed, beautyberry, trumpet creeper, and green briar are also plentiful and provide robust habitat for wildlife.Water: The property has a 3.3+/- acre pond with an unnamed creek feeding it and traversing the property that serves well for waterfowl in the fall and fishing year-round. The property is also located well within the Carrizo Wilcox aquifer making drinking water very accessible from a well.Topography: Rolling to sloped terrain with over 120 feet of elevation change provide a scenic view, especially from S/SE portion of the property. The open areas could easily be turned into pasture or a building site given the new owner wanted to develop it a bit more. Such diversity offers the landowner countless options for recreational opportunities and development opportunities.Wildlife and fisheries: This property has been lightly hunted in recent years, and with a little work, the new owner could certainly have a place to enjoy a multitude of recreation. There is an abundance of deer in this part of Harrison County and plenty of other wildlife species including waterfowl for recreational enjoyment. The lake fishes well for bass, crappie, bream and catfish and is easily accessible from most all sides.Easements: There is one electric line easement along the north portion of the property.Minerals: Ask Broker for detailsUtilities: Upshur Rural Electric & Co-op water available along west boundary.Property Taxes: Harrison Timberland 101 carries an agricultural exemption. Ask Broker for detailsSchools: Harleton ISDPrice: $435,700 ($4,313.86/acre)Contact:Stephen Schwartz - Agent903-738-7882 mobileBroker & Commission Disclosure: Buyer's Agent/ Broker must be identified upon first contact with Listing Broker/ Listing Agent and Buyer's Agent/ Broker must be present at the initial property tour in order to participate in the real estate commission. Commission splits will be at the sole discretion of Hortenstine Ranch Company, LLC.
$658,000  •  117 acres
Pine Hill Ranch is a beautiful 117.5+/- acre combination ranch nestled in a highly desirable area of western Harrison County. The property consists of incredible rolling pastures, multiple ponds, scattered hardwood timber, and an excellent balance of ranching and recreational attributes.  The ranch
Hortenstine Ranch Company, LLC

Stephen Schwartz
10711 Preston Road, Suite 240
Dallas, TX 75230

Mobile: 903-738-7882
Office: 4692224076