Latest Cowboy Stories

2009-01-10 13:49:44

Many bull riders in the United States are trading their Stetson cowboy hats for helmets, sporting officials say. The New York Times reported Saturday that while helmets are not mandatory at rodeo competitions, their use is growing faster than many experts predicted a few years ago. The newspaper said that at a Baltimore rodeo last weekend, 23 of the 45 riders wore helmets, marking the first time that those with helmets outnumbered those without.

2009-01-06 11:29:00

Competitions, Concerts, Cook-Offs and Carnivals in Houston, Austin, Fort Worth, San Antonio and Across the State AUSTIN, Texas, Jan.

2008-12-16 12:24:00


2008-12-15 17:12:16

Spike TV has announced it is searching for the next big superstar in U.S. rodeo with Toughest Cowboy, a new eight-episode series from producer Mark Burnett. The new sports-competition reality series featuring 12 competitors is to premiere Jan.

2008-12-06 11:48:00

NAPA, Calif., Dec.

2008-11-20 12:25:42

The state of New Mexico should soon have its very own cowboy song as a commission attempts to choose the very best song it can find, an expert says. Music commissioner Rick Huff said after carefully listening to 26 musical entries for a state song contest, the New Mexico Music Commission has tabbed Under New Mexico Skies, by Edgewood resident Syd Masters as its winner, the Albuquerque Journal said Thursday. Huff was careful to say that Wednesday's decision in Santa Fe, N.M., did not represent...

2008-10-21 21:00:14

DALLAS, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Get ready to gallop with Hugh Jackman in the December issue of Cowboys & Indians, The Premier Magazine of the West, now on sale at newsstands everywhere.

2008-10-08 09:00:29

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The modern American rodeo reaches its pinnacle every year at the National Finals Rodeo (NFR) in Las Vegas.

2008-09-28 15:00:33

They gathered at 6:30 a.m. at the Crane farm on Gans Creek Road. There, two experienced horsewomen, sisters Sue and Robin Crane, hitched an empty horse trailer to a pickup.

Latest Cowboy Reference Libraries

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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