Texas Agriculture Code Sec. § 144.122 Altering Mark or Brand (a) A person commits an offense if the person alters or changes a mark or brand on livestock owned or controlled by that person without first having changed the recorded mark or brand. (b) An offense under this section is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than $500. Acts 1981, 67th Leg., p. 1362, ch. 388, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1981.