Unregistered Bull

Choice gleanings from 45-plus years of Unregistered Bull. “WATERMELONS: Prospective acreage for harvest during the 1976 spring quarter is estimated at 91,800 acres, 21 percent more than the 75,800 acres harvested during the same quarter in 1975...” That’s a sample of the practically unlimited information available from state and federal agriculture reporting services. They’re glad...

Pokin’ Fun

My friend “Thumbs” and I were visiting recently and somehow the subject of horses came up. He told me this story, which I found too bizarre not to pass on to the enlightened readers of this illustrious column. It seems that my old pal had always wanted a Paint horse, ever since he saw Tonto...

The Computer & The Cowboy

I decided it is time to check to see whether this column has had any effect on the advertisers in this paper. I realize that only about half of farmers and ranchers use a computer, but I have been encouraging sales outlets to advertise in the paper, with a web site and email address for...

It’s The Pitts

When I was a sophomore in high school one of the biggest hits on the radio was a pop-rock song called "In The Year 2525." A duo called Zagar and Evans recorded the song in a studio in the middle of a cow pasture in Odessa, Texas. The song was #1 in America for six...

Oil About Ranching

The U.S. rig count climbed up two notches according to the Baker Hughes report on April 9. That brought the total number of working rigs to 432, which is 170 less than a year ago. Canada reported 58 drilling rigs at work, down 11 for the week and up 23 from a year ago. The...

Old & New Trails

FORT STOCKTON — Isaac Roark filed on eight sections of school land located in Pecos County, 35 miles southeast of here in November 1907. It would mark the beginning of a lifelong legacy in ranching. Isaac “Bud” Clemons Roark was born September 29, 1882, to Isaac Martin Roark (1845-1926) and America Ellen Glass Roark (1850-1925)....

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800-284-5268
325-949-4611

PO Box 3306
San Angelo TX 76902