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Community Impact

Since its inception in 2007, the APLA has dedicated significant time and resources to serving the local community.  In addition to nearly 200 volunteer hours at Capital Area Food Bank, we have donated over $200,000 to charity, including:

  • $193,000+ to the Capital Area Food Bank
  • $25,000 to Operation Home Now
  • $25,000 to Caring for Camo
  • $5,000 to Toys for Tots

These generous contributions have been made possible largely by sponsorships from local companies in the energy sector that remain an active part of APLA.  Highlighted below are a few of our many local supporters:

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Texas American Resources, LLC (“TAR”)  is a privately held, independent energy company headquartered in Austin, Texas. The company was founded in 1990 by President and CEO, David E. Honeycutt, and operates in South Texas and the Texas Panhandle. TAR is an oil-focused company that is enjoying rapid growth through technology-driven organic development and strategic acquisitions.

TAR has been engaged with the APLA since its inception. When talk of re-instituting an Austin landmen’s group it was TAR’s land department that spearheaded the move to create the APLA. TAR employees and former employees constitute three current or past APLA Presidents, a Regional Director, and a myriad of other APLA roles. TAR takes pride in encouraging its employees to volunteer or otherwise get involved with the APLA. TAR feels that a strong landman community is the root of a strong oil and gas industry and is happy to support Austin landmen.

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Jones Energy, Inc. is an Austin based oil and gas company engaged in the acquisition and development of oil and natural gas properties in the Anadarko and Arkoma basins of Texas and Oklahoma.  The corporate headquarters are located in Austin, Texas with field offices in Canadian, Texas and McAlester, Oklahoma.

Jones has a long term history of being involved in the APLA.  It currently has three people from the Land Department serving as officers.  Not only does Jones enjoy the interactions with fellow members of the Austin Oil and Gas community by attending monthly lunches and events, but it finds it rewarding to be involved in volunteering opportunities as well.



Rash, Chapman, Schreiber, Leaverton & Morrison, LLP is a medium sized law firm headquartered in Austin, serving oil and gas clients in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota and Pennsylvania.  The firm was founded in Austin in 1979, and its attorneys have served the oil and gas industry for over 40 years.

Rash Chapman is proud of its involvement with AAPL and the Austin Professional Landmen’s Association.  Rash Chapman’s attorneys have been members of APLA since its beginning in 2007, and are thankful for the relationships they have built and for their ability to contribute to its charitable goals.  Rash Chapman looks forward to the future growth and our continued commitment to APLA and the Austin and Texas oil and gas industry, and commend APLA on its contributions to the Austin community.



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