The Star Ranch Blog

About us

Welcome to Star Ranch

Nestled in the Cross-Timber region in the north end of Texas’ famous Hill Country lies this 75 acre working registered longhorn ranch. Karen and Jim Reisman purchased this beautiful property in 2008. Situated 100 miles west of Dallas, TX, this ranch resides in Erath County just north of Stephenville and south of Possum Kingdom Lake. The abundant wildlife includes deer, wild turkey, raccoons, possums, fox, bobcats, pigs, coyotes, ducks, armadillos and doves.

The ranch house sits on the site of the original Russell homestead. A barn and stable dating back to the Civil War still stands. The Russell’s small family cemetery is also located on this property. View the blog to see all of our longhorns currently for sale.


From Dallas

Go west on I-30 through Ft. Worth until it turns into I-20
Continue west past Weatherford,Texas
Exit I-20 at Gordon,Texas and Hwy 108 [exit 370], go South
South on 108 3 miles to CR 120 and make left turn[east]
Go 2.5 miles until road makes a left hand bend[still on CR 120]
Heading north go 1 mile to front gate of Star Ranch

From Stephenville

North on Hwy 108
3 Miles before I-20 take a right turn on CR 120[going east]
Go 3 miles till road bends to north
Go north 1 more mile to entrance of Star Ranch

About the owners

Jim Reisman, D.D.S.

A native Texan who grew up in Dallas and attended the University of Texas, Dr. Reisman has always loved the outdoors. He’s been a well known dentist in Dallas for many years and his patients enjoy hearing about the ranch and his travels around the world.

He’s an avid hunter, fisherman, and car enthusiast. Jim is married to Karen for over 30 years and he has two children, Courtney and Brett.

Karen Cortell Reisman, M.S.

Finally when the kids went off to college Karen thought life in Dallas would just get calmer. Two days later Jim declared, "Karen, I want to realize my dream of owning a ranch." Karen thought he was kidding in spite of his hankerings over the years whenever he drove through the rolling hills of Texas. Karen, a proud urbanite, resisted this idea until she and Jim drove up to Star Ranch. It was love at first sight.

A reformed urban girl, Karen loves being at the ranch. During the rest of her life Karen is a speaker, communication coach, and author. She has inspired people in North America, Europe, and China on how to communicate, sell, and thrive.

Corporate retreats at Star Ranch

Across North America and Europe Karen's audiences have increased sales, enhanced productivity, and become better leaders.

Get away from your hectic office environment and come to Star Ranch for a Speak For Yourself® Program, 1:1 executive public speaking coaching, or a strategy session with your organization’s executives.

Come enjoy the nature, the hills, and the longhorns. It’s a great place to feed your inner-cowboy and grow your company! Find out more.

Contact Jim by phone at 214-676-6560 or fill out the form below