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Old & New Trails

FREDERICKSBURG — Peggy Matli delights in recalling Christmas stories passed down by her great-grandparents, August and Mathilda Behme Hilker, when they settled here in the 1880s. “Back then, the day before Christmas, the men would go into the pasture and chop down a nice cedar tree. It was decorated with fruit, popcorn balls, and cookies...

Oil About Ranching

Good news. It should have been a big news item and cause for celebration. The U.S. Energy Information Authority reported that on November 30, the U.S. became a NET EXPORTER of oil for the first time in 75 years. Those of us who spent time in the drilling industry are participating in an “I told...

The Computer & The Cowboy

This week I have been inundated with stories about fear of the use of artificial intelligence by computers. Reading my magazines, I have just gotten to the Winter 2018 issue of the magazine labeled “Popular Science”. At one time I considered it popular, but lately I have become a little irritated by the content. This...

Unregistered Bull

Choice gleanings from 45-plus years of Unregistered Bull. One of the baffling aspects of the modern ranch scene is the difficulty ranchers encounter in protecting their property against poachers during hunting season — or any time. It seems that a large and growing number of Americans who wouldn't think of entering a stranger’s house uninvited,...

It’s The Pitts

I've always assumed the term "tree huggers" originated in the 1960's when strung-out hippies wrapped their needle-ridden arms around trees so that big, bad foresters or condo builders wouldn't cut trees down. You can imagine my surprise when I learned the term "tree hugger" dates all the way back to 1730 when 294 men and...

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800-284-5268
325-949-4611

PO Box 3306
San Angelo TX 76902