Clint introduced our guest           Beck Gipson
T. Beck Gipson grew Up in the Texas Hill Country, graduated from Mason High School in 1963 and attended college at Texas Tech University. He served in the U.S. Army, 1967 1970, as a Chief Warrant Officer helicopter pilot, including a one year tour in VietNam and eighteen months as a flight instructor at Fort Wolters, Texas.
Graduate of Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Economics, 1972 (rural socio economies emphasis). Regularly attends continuing education courses in the appraisal profession.
1973- 1979:
1979- 1983-
1984- 1988:
2007- Current
Engaged in mortgage loan underwriting, construction inspections and chief staff appraiser for over five years with Hill Country Savings & Loan of Kerrville.
Independent appraisal practice.
Partner, Gipson & Neal Real Estate Appraisers and Consultants.
Owner/Appraiser, Gipson Appraisal Company.
President - Gipson Real Estate Services, LLC In addition, Mr. Gipson's local activities include: Ranch operation in nearby area, trading of Kerr County real estate, past President of the San Antonio Appraisal Institute, previous Chairman of the Kerrville Planning and Zoning Commission, former President of the Board of Directors for the Upper Guadalupe River Authority, serves as a Special Commission for Kerr County Condemnation Proceedings, frequently its as a professional counselor and buyer's agent (
xas Real Estate Broker's License #199499 since 1976.
signated SRA, Senior Residential Appraiser, The Appraisal Institute, 1979.
ignated SPA, Senior Real Property Appraiser, The Appraisal Institute, 1990.
ignated State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser, 1991, Certificate #TX 1320674 G ert witness in County, State and Federal Courts.
ciate member of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.
this date, I, T. BECK GIPSON, have completed the requirements under the continuing
 Beck's dad Fred is the author of the book Old Yellow. Fred early days was doing odd jobs around Mason Tx. Breaking mules, building fences, and painting. One day his brother who was at Texas University called and said come to school you can get odd jobs and go to school. He majored in journalism. All his life he was a story teller. His stories were always based on events that were true. The story in Old Yellow is based on what happened to his grandfather. The dog was different that the movie. The dog was defending his grandfather against a rabid wolf. 
For a list of his books see s
    After school He landed a job with Harte-Hanks Newspapers  making $15 a week. With that he bought a car and had money for a place to stay.