Richie DeVillier

February 2, 2024

Richie DeVillier runs a cattle ranch in Winnie, Texas, just north of IH-10 outside of Houston, on a piece of property that has been DeVillier land for a century. The area was first homesteaded by Richie’s great-grandfather, Olide Coulon DeVillier—called “Skunk,” for reasons no one seems quite sure of—and Richie looks forward to his own son taking over the ranch one day. 

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DeVillier v. Texas

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