Old & New Trails

LA GRANGE — Joseph Lawrence was 15 when he left North Carolina. He spent several years at Nashville, Tennessee before arriving in Texas, still a province of Mexico in 1835. He joined a group of volunteers at Washington-on-the-Brazos when William B. Travis sent messengers from San Antonio de Bexar seeking men to come and provide...

Pokin’ Fun

I spent a great deal of time in colleges, some of which I actually attended as a student. I loved college. I really did. The further I went the more distressed I became because I realized that I was never going to learn everything there was to know about anything. Just to illustrate a point,...

Cartoon

“Jake, think ya better git a bigger sack, looks like we’ve found a den of exchange students instead of coyotes!”

Oil About Ranching

Gas is cheap but we can’t go anywhere. Reports of oil storage facilities reaching capacity indicates that prices may go even lower. On March 20, 2020 near month futures contracts for Brent Crude oil were quoted at $28.47 per barrel, down $4.65 from a week ago. West Texas Intermediate contracts were reported at $23.64 and...

The Computer & The Cowboy

I am 93 and don’t remember anything this weird. I urged you to join the Texas Folklore Society last week. I sent the column in and got an email saying that they had cancelled this year’s meeting. I had the editors rewrite my column. You can still join the TFS and get a free book....

On The Edge Of Common Sense

Butch has a theory about hardcore born-to-rope ropers; as soon as they build a loop and take one swing, it kicks their brain out of gear. To demonstrate how this theory works he told me about a friend of his. We'll call him 'Chope' for short. Butch was runnin' a ranch in the wilds of...

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800-284-5268
325-949-4611

PO Box 3306
San Angelo TX 76902