Cross Creek Cattle Company is family-owned and operated. Currently we are raising the next generation of ranchers with our children. Ranching is in our blood.
Since 1852, the Holliday family has been ranching in Texas. They settled first in the Texas Hill Country in Lometa and Coryell Counties.
I have heard stories passed down from my great-grandfather through my father of our family’s past. They fascinate me. To think that my great-grandparents rode horses to school and in the same lifetime the men landed on the moon. Times sure do change.
The Holliday family eventually left the Hill Country and settled in Harris county where they still ranched and farmed. This was long before Houston spread in every direction developing all the farmland.
Later my grandfather looking for a ranch out in the country and away from Houston purchased land in Grimes County, which is now the original part of Cross Creek Cattle Company. He raised Herefords.
As he grew older, my father bought the ranch from my grandfather. He began increasing its size by purchasing surrounding and adjoining land as it became available. In 1994, my parents founded Cross Creek Cattle Company.
Knowing all of this, I jumped on the opportunity to visit the site of the old Holliday ranch in Izoro, Texas. My family visited a ranch in Llano, Texas for the New Year holiday. My husband and I decided to take extend our return trip home by one hour to try and find the place.
It was worth every minute. My dad had given me superb verbal directions to the place. I was honestly impressed with his memory. When we arrived, I immediately began taking photographs. The area was gorgeous even in the dead of winter. I don’t think that the photos do the landscape justice; the view was spectacular.
Seeing where my family first ranched in Texas was a great experience. They had a beautiful piece of land. I could easily envision cattle grazing the pastures. Cowboys riding on horseback over the hills. How nice it would be to own it again.