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2009-10-20 12:14:00

NAPA VALLEY, Calif., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Purple Cowboy Wines from Paso Robles, California's cowboy wine country wants you to take a moment to ask the question: Are You Tough Enough To Wear Pink? Tough Enough To Wear Pink is the western community's grassroots organization to raise awareness and money for families facing breast cancer at rodeos across the U.S. and Canada. Celebrating its Fifth Anniversary this year, TETWP began as a one-night challenge at the Wrangler National...

2009-10-08 14:15:00

NAPA VALLEY, Calif., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Tough Enough To Wear Pink (TETWP), the grassroots campaign centered on the fight against breast cancer celebrates its fifth anniversary this year at the signature Tough Enough to Wear Pink Night on Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at the 51st annual Wrangler National Final Rodeo (NFR) in Las Vegas. Through the combined efforts of hundreds of volunteers, regional rodeos across the United States and Canada, and the title sponsor Wrangler, TETWP has...

2009-09-23 14:03:00

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Venley Star Pictures (www.venleystar.com), a fully integrated family-based entertainment company, announced today that it has acquired a major stake in the worldwide rights to the dramatic feature film based on the real-life horse riding group, The Cowgirl Chicks, A family-themed movie about love, second chances, and a young girl's search to find her place in the world. "The Cowgirl Chicks" (the "Film")...

2009-07-30 11:24:09

Police officers in Canada's self-proclaimed Cowtown of Calgary, Alberta, will soon be wearing standard-issue cowboy hats as part of their uniform. Chief Rick Hanson said the wardrobe change isn't related to the city's status as host of the world's largest annual outdoor rodeo event -- the Calgary Stampede -- but rather in response to the officers' comfort, the Calgary Herald reported. Hanson said 64 officers who work outside soon will wear wide-brimmed black cowboy hats to match their black...

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2009-07-23 15:55:00

New York's famous Naked Cowboy has officially announced his intention to run for mayor of the city. The Naked Cowboy, real name Robert Burck, announced at his usual Times Square haunt Wednesday that he plans to run for mayor with the campaign promise to do more with less. Burck, who is known for playing his guitar while clad only in a cowboy hat and his underpants, said his administration would introduce a Naked Stimulus Package for the city that would include micro loans, tax holidays and...

2009-07-08 18:23:00

NAPA, Calif., July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Purple Cowboy Wines is pleased to announce the release of its newest wine, Night Rider Merlot 2007. Night Rider Merlot joins the original Purple Cowboy wine, Tenacious Red (a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah). Both wines are made from grapes sourced from Paso Robles - the California south-central coast appellation - which has evolved from cowboys and cattle ranches into one of America's most exciting new winegrowing regions. Night Rider is 95%...

2009-05-12 14:30:00

NEW YORK, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Times Square, an American landmark, remains the focal point for most New York tourists, vast blocks of lights and excitement along with the handsome focal point, The Naked Cowboy. Today marked a first in The Naked Cowboy's life as he became The Well Dressed Cowboy. Joseph Abboud(R) became the first men's designer label to dress the NYC legend. The Naked Cowboy stopped by Joseph Abboud Apparel's semi-annual factory sale, where he shopped for, and tried on...

2009-05-08 17:19:39

The Texas Board of Professional Engineers said the city of Irving is under investigation for issues related to the collapsed Dallas Cowboys practice facility. Board spokesman Lance Kinney declined to comment on the scope of the investigation, which comes after city officials said they have no record of the engineer who signed off on the design of the facility, and the building's blueprints and specifications are not on file, The Dallas Morning News reported Friday. The facility collapsed due...

2009-05-04 14:27:47

Police in Colorado said a cowboy who was having trouble staying on his horse was ticketed for riding an animal while under the influence of alcohol. Brian Drone of Arvada was cited for the Class B traffic violation, which carries a $25 fine, after the rider and his horse were pulled over in a strip mall parking lot, KUSA-TV, Denver, reported Monday. Arvada Police Sgt. Jeff Monzingo said it was his first case of drunken riding in 15 years on the job. This is kind of a tricky call, Monzingo...

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2009-03-09 12:50:00

Cattle ranchers in Texas are being hit by record droughts and record economic lows, leading to the lowest cattle herds in 50 years. With people across the US being impacted by the recession, many are cutting back on what they buy at the grocery store. This means many are replacing steak with affordable ground beef, which is leading to falling prices for beef. What's more, the drought has caused grazing to be harder to find. So, cows' diets primarily consist of protein supplements,...


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2005-06-02 08:04:23

The Texas Longhorn is a breed of cattle known for its characteristic horns, which can extend to six feet in width and have a slight upward turn at their tips, as well as for their distinctive "burnt orange" coloring. "The Longhorns" is also the nickname of the sports teams of The University of Texas and the school mascot is a Longhorn named Bevo. The Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America serves as the recognized registry for the breed. Though some historians disagree, the Texas...

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Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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