A Guide to the State Symbols of Texas

November 9, 2022 | By John O. Lumpkin

M.L. Leddy’s Celebrates 100 Years of Custom-Made Cowboy Boots

August 26, 2021 | By Clayton Maxwell

Visit the Bootmaking Masters in the Birthplace of the Cowboy Boot

August 29, 2019 | By W.K. Stratton

In the world of custom cowboy boots, the Rio Grande Valley in particular is known for its bootmaking heritage, both for the number of bootmakers concentrated in the four-county area at the southern tip of Texas and for the high quality of their work. My purpose for this trip is to order custom boots from two of the Valley’s master bootmakers, Armando Duarte Rios in Raymondville and Henry Camargo in Mercedes.

Scenic Route: Boots ‘n’ Barb

July 30, 2015 | By

For more information on nearby attractions, visit the Kerrville Convention and Visitors Bureau website.

The Fringe of Footwear

August 1, 2014 | By Matt Joyce

Nevena Christi points to a label painted on a brick wall inside the El Paso workshop of Rocketbuster Handmade Custom Boots.

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