Delta County is an open range county. This information came as a surprise not only to the Delta County Commissioners Court but to Sheriff Ricky Smith, as well.
“Texas is an open range State, and livestock can be free. However this does not apply to public highways or county roads,” said Delta County Sheriff Ricky Smith, Monday morning. “Farmers must fence out cattle. After doing some research in the clerk’s office we discovered Delta County has been open range since 1906.”