Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) will merge Central and East regions on June 1.

The office consolidation of Region 2 and 7 will facilitate cost savings and allow TAHC’s region offices to have the resources and personnel necessary to protect the health and marketability of Texas’ livestock, exotic livestock and domestic and exotic fowl.

The new region will include Austin, Bastrop, Bell, Brazos, Brazoria, Burleson, Caldwell, Chambers, Colorado, Comal, De Witt, Falls, Fayette, Fort Bend, Freestone, Galveston, Gonzales, Grimes, Guadalupe, Hardin, Harris, Hays, Hill, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Lavaca, Lee, Leon, Liberty, Limestone, Madison, Matagorda, McLennan, Milam, Montgomery, Navarro, Newton, Orange, Polk, Robertson, Sabine, San Jacinto, Travis, Tyler, Walker, Waller, Washington, Wharton and Williamson counties.

The merged region office will be located at 130 East Bell Street, Rockdale, Texas 76567 and may be reached at 512-446-2507.

Dr. Tommy Barton will serve as the region director and Ryan Brockenbush will be the supervising inspector. TAHC livestock inspectors and veterinarians will continue to be strategically located throughout the merged region to work with ranchers and livestock markets and to meet regional and local needs.

Click here to see the map of merged counties.

For questions concerning the region merger, contact your current region office or the central office at 800-550-8242.