Sara LeMoine Knox is a 5th generation rancher raised in Coleman county, Texas. Knox was horseback before she could walk and is an active member in her family’s commercial cow/calf operation and oil and gas business. She owns a portion of the family ranch and manages another portion.
While on the ranch, she is basically a hard laborer. She attended school in Coleman. During her early years, she did marine biology research with Texas A&M in Mexico and Belize and attended Presidential Classroom in Washington, D.C. She graduated from Coleman High School in 2002. Not wanting to go to college, she decided if she was going to college she might as well do it big or not at all. Therefore, shortly after graduation, she moved to Bryan-College Station to continue her journey through the Texas A&M system.
During her time at A&M, Sara traveled to Nicaragua, Italy, Spain, London, and China. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. She also received numerous leadership positions and awards including the coveted Buck Weirus Spirit Award for her many contributions to the university through service, loyalty, and Aggie spirit. Sara graduated from Texas A&M in December 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Anthropology with an emphasis on Cultures and a minor in Geography and an emphasis in Globalization and Latin American Studies.
In 2008, Sara attended and graduated Texas Christian University (TCU) in Ft. Worth, Texas with a certificate in the Ranch Management Program. This program proved to be a defining experience by establishing a standard of professionalism that Sara continues to follow today in her private and business life and connecting her with leaders and future leaders in the state, national, and international levels.
During her one-year break from education, Sara had two jobs, her ranch job and as a construction project manager for a multi apartment complex in Abilene, Texas. “Hard labor” at the ranch continued in conjunction with a stocker operation with her father. She completed the apartment complex $2.5 million under budget and on time.
Still feeling something lacking in her life, she decided to attend law school. After three years of hard work, but in typical lawyer fashion, Sara walked the stage during the May 2013 Texas Wesleyan School of Law commencement ceremony. However, she did not graduate, because she did not turn in her pro bono hours. Sara passed the Texas State Bar in July 2013 on her first try. She waited until the Texas A&M acquisition of Texas Wesleyan School of Law was complete and then submitted her pro bono hours. In May 2014, Sara graduated from Texas A&M School of Law proving “once an Aggie, always an Aggie”! On her 30th birthday, Sara was sworn in to practice law in the State of Texas.
All along, there has been a method to Sara’s madness: Like the men of her family, Sara always anticipated going to TCU Ranch Management, but she wanted to receive a diversified education. Therefore, she went to the most conservative school in the nation to receive a Liberal Arts degree at Texas A&M so she could (1) learn how people and their cultures use the land. She went to TCU Ranch Management to (2) learn how she could utilize the land and make money doing it. Finally, she went to law school to (3) protect the land.
Sara’s passion is her family, beef, and environmental stewardship.
She remains an active part of the ranching business and recoups some of those lost labor costs by handling a few, simple but costly, legal matters for her family’s operation. She is a member of Texas Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) since 2007 and been a member of TSCRA’s Young Leadership Series since 2008.
In 2013, Sara was honored to attend the National Cattleman’s Beef Association’s Young Cattlemen’s Conference in Chicago, Denver, and Washington, D.C. Sara served on the NCBA’s Beef Leader’s Board and represents TSCRA at NCBA’s Environmental Policy and Federal Lands Committee meetings. In 2017 she was selected to participate in Central Texas Farm Credit Young Leader’s trip to Washington, D. C. and New York City. As member of the 2018 Dolph Briscoe Jr., Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership (TALL)program, Sara is again specializing her agricultural leadership skills to increase her knowledge and understanding of agriculture and related industries in the context of today’s complex economic, political, and social systems. She is acquiring a greater appreciation of how agriculture must interact with society.
Politically, Sara served two years as Aide for House of Representative Keffer and continues to work with Congressman Mike Conaway. She serves as an ambassador for agriculture and is seen around the capital during session lobbying for water rights, agriculture, natural resources, and beef. LeMoine and the ranch host many politicians to provide a realistic view of a working ranch and a connection for area ranchers and agriculturally oriented businesses to actually speak with their representatives in Austin and D. C. She has found her niche and is searching for more projects that will benefit agriculture and preserve the ranching life.
With a varied background in agriculture and oil and gas, her early experience was running title in the Barnett Shale. Therefore, she focuses her legal practice in real estate, estate planning and administration, and oil and gas. Currently, Sara is one of only two private practice attorneys practicing in Coleman.
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