Ted W. Walters & Associates is proud to sponsor numerous events each year that benefit charities, scholarships, and other 501(c)(3) organizations.  In addition to monetary donations, many of our Associates offer their time and effort in volunteer activities to support these events.  Some of our sponsored events and a the organizations they support are listed below. 

TWW Associates also support our industry through membership in local and national landman associations.

TWW was proud to once again sponsor the Fort Worth APL Shooting Clays Event on September 23, 2016. 

This year’s shoot benefitted the FWAPL Scholarships, the Fort Worth Chapter of the Ronald McDonald House and Fort Worth’s A Wish with Wings Foundation.


On February 26-28, 2015, TWW was proud to sponsor the Henderson County Go Texan team in the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo's World Championship BBQ Cookoff for the 4th year in a row!  

As has become the custom at this event, the Texas weather played a starring role, keeping most participants in the tent or under cover to avoid the rain.  However, the Henderson County cook team kept everyone well-fed with steak and prime rib on Thursday night, fajitas on Friday night, and BBQ on Saturday.

As always, we are honored to help the Henderson County Go Texan team provide scholarships to deserving students.

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TWW is honored to become a sponsor of the Ark-La-Tex Oilmen's Golf Tournament in its 68th year of existence. Dating back to 1947, this iconic tournament is the oldest invitational golf event in the Oilfield Industry. 2014 marks the 55th year it has been played at East Ridge Country Club. The TWW cooking crew was proud to serve golfers as a Cooks on Course sponsor.

The Ark-La-Tex Oilmen's Golf Association provides financial support to one or more deserving students who have expressed an interest in pursuing a career in the Oil & Gas Industry.  The organization has awarded up to three $3,000 annual scholorships in the past; they currently have two students on scholarship, one at Texas A&M and the other at Texas Tech.

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The East Texas Geological Society supports the oil and gas industry in the East Texas area, with an emphasis on geologic professionals.  Ted W. Walters & Associates has been a long-time sponsor of the annual ETGS Golf Tournament.




TWW contributes to the Junior Livestock Show and Rodeo at the East Texas State Fair that takes place each fall in Tyler, Texas. The 2014 event will be held on September 19-28. Contributions from local businesses improve participation in the Junior events by providing stronger incentives for the particpants. In 2014, TWW is sponsoring belt buckles as an award for performance.





The East Texas Oilmen’s Chili Cookoff is held annually on the World's Richest Acre in Kilgore, Texas.  Proceeds benefit the East Texas Treatment Center, and the TWW cookoff crew, led by Larry Tedford, is a regular ribbon-winner!

The East Texas Treatment Center offers safe and comfortable drug and alcohol detox and comprehensive drug and alcohol addiction treatment at dual diagnosis treatment centers.  All treatment programs from detox to counseling are provided under one roof for continuity of care. 

View 2013 photo album

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Greater East Texas ADAM (GET ADAM) is a volunteer organization focused on East Texas and Northern Louisiana oil and gas exploration and production.  Through luncheons and other social events, GET ADAM provides members and guests with opportunities to meet and interact with others involved in oil and gas transactions and to create efficiencies through shared information and ideas.  Ted W. Walters is serving as 2013 Chairman.




The Henderson County Livestock Show works with County Agents, Family Consumer Services Agents, Ag Science Teachers, 4-H leaders and 4-H, FFA and FCCLA youth to conduct public fairs and exhibitions for the purpose of educating the residents, particularly the young people of Henderson County, Texas, on the agricultural industry.  The HCLS conducts demonstrations on farm life, including agricultural techniques, farm equipment, livestock exhibits and other projects, with explanations of such exhibits provided by trained persons. They conduct contests with prizes awarded to exhibitors showing the best projects in categories aimed at obtaining the interest of young people in agriculture and educating them in the newest and best techniques of farming, livestock raising and homemaking.


The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Go Texan BBQ Cookoff – we got involved in Go Texan Day locally (Henderson County) about 20 years ago, and in 2010, got invited to the “big tent” in Houston where over 200,000 people are served each year.  Each county that participates receives scholarships for college-bound students in their area.

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The Henderson County Go Texan Committee is the publicity liaison between the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and Henderson County.  They are responsible for the distribution of printed materials, ticket sales and volunteering time to promote the Show and the youth it benefits.  In exchange, a Go Texan Scholarship is awarded to a qualified, outstanding student representing Henderson County each year; the scholarship is valued at least $15,000.  The 2013 Henderson County recipient of the Area Go Texan scholarship from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo received $18,000.

In addition, the Henderson County Go Texan committee awarded $10,000 in scholarships in 2013. Since the committee was formed, they have awarded over $250,000.

In 2013, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has dedicated $24.6 million to scholarships, research, endowments, calf scramble participants, junior show exhibitors, School Art participants and other educational programs.


The 2014 World's Championship Bar-Be-Que was marked again by crazy Texas weather.  The TWW Cooking Crew was honored to participate for the third year in a row!

View 2014 photo album


Ted W. Walters & Associates supports the Tyler Chapter of the Knights of Columbus, a non-partisan organization founded in 1882 by the Catholic Church, which is dedicated to serving the Church and families in the community.

KTBB 600AM is Tyler’s choice for news, talk and sports radio.

The Mickey Melton Memorial Golf Tournament has been an annual event since 2011.  Honoring our late friend and fellow landman, funds raised from this event have gone to support the Circle of Friends Retreats at Gilmont for Special Needs Children and their families; scholarships for children from the children’s homes and other ministries at Gilmont.


At Winter NAPE 2013 (Feb 5-8), TWW contributed to NAPE Charities by sponsoring a table at the NAPE Charities Luncheon. The keynote speaker was former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown. NAPE Charities celebrate American military heroes and raises money to support wounded warrior charities; to date, the luncheons have raised over $2.5 million for American veterans.

TWW supports the Noonday Gun Trader, a local firearms merchant with an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau.


The Rose City Chili Pod is a local chili cooking club associated with CASI - Chili Appreciation Society International.  They cook chili for charity, fun and fellowship. All proceeds from sanctioned cookoffs must benefit a local charity.  Rose City Chili Pod in partnership with the Rotary Club of Tyler hosted their 32nd CASI sanctioned Chili Cook-off on March 2,2013 at Gander Mountain in Tyler to benefit local Rotary projects and The East Texas SPCA.




Ted W. Walters & Associates supports the Shelby County 4-H and FFA Broiler Show.  Also known as the  East Texas Poultry Festival, the 2012 broiler sale brought over $109,850 with the grand champion pen of broilers selling for $7,500. Eighty-one Shelby County 4-H and FFA youth entered the 2012 show, with 45 pens of broilers making the sale.

Each October since 1933, thousands of visitors flock to Tyler, TX for the excitement and pageantry of the Texas Rose Season. Tyler celebrates this festive time of year with an abundance of activities from family fun to educational and cultural events to horticultural workshops.  The Texas Rose Festival, the pinnacle of the Rose Season, is a three-day event that celebrates the role of the rose-growing industry in the local economy.


In April 1952, the Tyler Service League formed the first Community Arts Committee. Because there was not an art museum within one hundred miles of Tyler, they knew there were many children who had no opportunity to see and experience works of art.  The Tyler Service League became the Junior League of Tyler and the Tyler Museum of Art was formed in 1971.  The Museum exists today as an educational and cultural center to enrich the lives of East Texas citizens and visitors through the collection, preservation, study, exhibition, interpretation, and celebration of the visual arts.


The Tyler-Smith County A&M Club keeps the Spirit of Aggieland alive in East Texas for Aggies of all ages.  Many TWW Associates are proud former students and support their local organization.

Ted Walters and many other TWW Associates are ex-students of The University of Texas at Austin.  They support the University with regular donations.

Most TWW Associates are members of the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL). They are also active in their local landman organizations, where Ted W. Walters & Associates often sponsors events.

Established in 1956, the American Association of Professional Landmen is a professional organization that unites approximately 17,000 landmen and land-related persons through professional development and service. The mission of the AAPL is to promote the highest standards of performance for all land professionals, to advance their stature and to encourage sound stewardship of energy and mineral resources.  AAPL ensures ethical business practices and professional service of its members through enforcement of its Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice, which are found in the association bylaws. Every member pledges to abide by these principles as a condition of their admission and continuing membership in AAPL.

The Ark-La-Tex Association of Petroleum Landmen is one of the older land associations in continued existence in the country, being organized shortly after the formation of the Mississippi Landmen's Association in 1944. It owes its early creation to the fact that Jack W. Hamilton had been a charter member of the Mississippi group.


The Austin Professional Landmen’s Association (APLA) was formed in February 2007. APLA was organized for the purposes of fostering fellowship and facilitating networking opportunities among its members and members of the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL) and other similar professional or­ganizations and associations, providing quality educational opportunities pertinent to the land profession, promoting the land professional’s adherence to a code of ethics and standards of practice to which its members can aspire and by which they shall abide, promoting and inspiring professionalism among the membership, and impressing upon the members their roles as public relations representa­tives of the oil, gas and mineral industry.


Ted W. Walters & Associates supports the Dallas Association of Petroleum Landmen, an organization that has served the landman profession in Dallas since 1952.

The East Texas Association of Petroleum Landmen is a non-profit, professional organization founded in Tyler, Texas in 1951.  The ETAPL promotes the landman profession, coordinates educational and social events and contributes to the needs of the East Texas area.  They have approximately 700 members representing oil and gas businesses ranging from the largest energy companies to independent landmen.

The Fort Worth Association of Professional Landmen promotes the highest standards of performance for all members, advances their stature and encourages sound stewardship of energy and mineral resources.  FWAPL also provides social and community service events for its members and promotes fellowship and involvement in the community.

The Houston Association of Professional Landmen is a non-profit, professional organization founded in 1946 for the purpose of promoting the landman profession, arranging and coordinating educational and social events for members and contributing to social needs of the Houston community.  They have approximately 1700 active members located primarily in the Houston, Texas area.  Our members represent oil and gas businesses ranging from very large oil companies to the independent landmen.

Oklahoma Landmen's Association was formed in April 1947 and held their first meeting with 39 members in attendance. Known as the Oklahoma City Association of Professional Landmen since 2008, the organization now has 1,532 members. In addition to providing ongoing AAPL certification courses to its members, the OCAPL founded the OU EM Mentoring program where our members are mentoring 40 students. They have also committed scholarship funds to the OU/EM Program at University of Oklahoma and The University of Tulsa's new Energy Management Program.

Founded in 1949, the Permian Basin Landmen’s Association (PBLA) currently has over 1,250 members.  Approximately 70% of our members are located in the Permian Basin, with the remaining 30% in Oklahoma, Louisiana, other parts of Texas and New Mexico, the Rocky Mountains and the Mid-Atlantic states.



In September, 2012, Ted W. Walters & Associates participated in and was a Gold Sponsor of the Tulsa Association of Petroleum Landmen Skeet Shoot at the Tulsa Gun Club.  Several TWW Associates are members of TAPL.


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