During the recent retirement party for Reuben Geistweidt, there were a number of officials from the Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers, as well as law enforcement officials and other friends helping Mr. Geistweidt celebrate his 37+ years of being the "brand inspector" in Mason County. Pictured here, left to right: Max Hartmann, Special Ranger Jack Andrews, Larry Gray, Mr. Geistweidt, and Willard Jordan. Mr. Geistweidt offered thanks to Willard and Peggy Jordan, Ken and Kynda Jordan, all the livestock auction buyers, workers and ladies in the office, for all their cooperation and assistance through the years. He also gave special thanks to his family, and most especially, to his wife, Doris. Earl Howell, former Sheriff of McCulloch County, has assumed the duties of brand inspector, and Mr. Geistweidt wished him well.