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.
$3,481,855  •  497 acres
Location: Sanders Ranch is located approximately 8 miles northwest of Gladewater, Texas at 2066 Almond Rd, Big Sandy TX. The ranch is also conveniently located only 23 miles from Tyler, and only 110 miles east of Dallas. Overview: Sanders Ranch is a diverse and productive 497+/- acre property located in a desirable area in southwestern Upshur County. The property consists of large rolling hills, scattered mature timber, a spring-fed creek, a 5+ and 10+ ac lake, and productive improved pastures. Surrounded by other rural properties and only 11 miles from Gladewater Airport, this property is nestled in a convenient, yet quiet part of Upshur County. Improvements: Sanders Ranch features a 2,240 SF manufactured home with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, tucked away amongst stately oak and pecan trees overlooking one of the two lakes on the ranch. Over half a mile of white rocked road winds its way to the house, which has over 2,000 SF of covered porches wrapping around the home, 2,100 SF of covered parking, and is ready for you and your family. Along with the house there are the following improvements: ~1,450 SF Foreman's Home Pipe entrance with electric gate 1,250 SF RV Barn/Shop Chicken Coop 3,000 SF Shop ~5,800 SF Hay barn with 936 SF finished space and a half bath Over 3,650' of pipe fencing and working pens Over a mile of rocked roads Three water wells, one of which is currently being utilized Trees, grass, forbs: This area of Upshur County boasts sandy loam soils which are productive for both hay production and prolific timber stands. This property features approximately 245+/- acres of improved and native pastures. The grasses are predominately common and coastal Bermuda as well as some Bahia and native grasses as well. The vast majority of the property's landscape drains well making access convenient from both entrances. Groves of large mature white oaks, pin oaks, and red oak trees can be found on scattered throughout the ranch. Other tree cover consists of pecan, black gum, sweet gum, river birch, hickory, elm, willow, and some pine. Found within the stands of mature timber scattered across the farm are native forbs and browse that are highly attractive to deer and other wildlife. Water: The property has a year-round creek (Little White Oak Creek) flowing from the north and into the ranch along its western boundary. Several other creeks and tributaries cross the ranch as well feeding the spring-fed lakes located in the center of the ranch. The lakes are ~5.5 and ~10.5 acres in size and lightly fluctuate in water level throughout the year. In addition to the lakes there are also 2 other stock tanks for livestock and wildlife. The property is also located well within the Carrizo Wilcox aquifer and the Queen City aquifer making additional drinking/irrigation water very accessible from an additional well if so desired. Topography: The highest point on the ranch can be found on the NE side at 440'+ providing some incredible views, and eventually slopes down to just below 300' above sea level towards the west side of the farm. The majority of the property is rolling to sloped terrain with a little bit of floodplain on the SW corner. Wildlife and fisheries: Sanders Ranch is settled in a scenic, quiet part of the county where wildlife abound. Deer and dove are regularly encountered and both lakes are stocked with crappie, largemouth bass, coppernose bluegill, and other panfish. There are several areas across the ranch that are setup well for further development for food plots and hunting areas, especially on the northern and western portions of the property. Easements: Two easements for SWEPCO and one for Mid-Coast Pipeline (nat. gas). Minerals: No minerals owned by Seller. Utilities: URECC provides electricity and Pritchett W/S is available along Almond Rd and supplies the improvements on the south end of the ranch. Property Taxes: Sanders Ranch carries an agricultural exemption. Ask Broker for details Cattle/Equipment: Cattle, equipment, and furnishings may be purchased with a separate bill of sale. Schools: Gladewater ISD & Big Sandy ISD Price: $3,481,855 ($7,005 per acre) Contact: Stephen Schwartz - Agent 903-738-7882
$974,400  •  304.5 acres
Overview: Wildhorse Ranch yields approximately 304.5+/- 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 creating a nice combination 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 Central 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 possesses fertile, sandy loam soils fostering 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 with significant value. 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 rolling terrain with almost ~100 feet of elevation change across the property. 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 production. Minerals: Surface only Easements: Multiple pipeline easements traverse the east side of ranch operated by Atmos Energy and Rock Cliff Energy. These easements serve 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 does not currently carry a property tax exemption. Taxes for 2019 were approximately $9,759.19. Schools: Henderson Independent School District Price: $974,400.00 ($3,200.00 per acre) Contact: Stephen Schwartz - Agent, 903-738-7882 Casey Berley - Broker, 214-422-7253 Cash McWhorter - Broker, 469-222-4076
$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