Seventy Years Ago, Cedar Choppers Ruled the Hill Country with Axes and Muscle

May 10, 2023 | By W.K. Stratton

I had my one encounter with honest-to-goodness cedar choppers just about the time those “almost mythical, gypsy-like people,” as Texas literary legend Edwin “Bud” Shrake referred to them in an essay, were disappearing from the Hill Country.

Get a Taste of the Cowboy Life at a Texas Dude Ranch

October 27, 2022 | By Clayton Maxwell

The Trailblazing Story of Legendary Rancher Charles Goodnight Comes to Life at Houston Exhibition

September 6, 2022 | By Gene Fowler

Legendary Texas rancher Charles Goodnight was born in Illinois on March 5, 1836. One day later, in San Antonio de Bexar, the Alamo fell to the Mexican army.

The Good Life of Hoops and Ranching in Perryton

May 26, 2022 | By Jason Boyett

How Goats Went From Overgrazing Villains to Brush-Clearing Heroes

April 28, 2022 | By Asher Elbein

Peeler Farms Is One of Texas’ Premier Purveyors of Wagyu Beef

February 24, 2022 | By Steven Craig Lindsey

My Hometown: The Panhandle Town of Childress is a Rancher’s Paradise

August 26, 2021 | By Russell A. Graves

A Not Completely Serious 19th-Century Portrait

September 24, 2020 | By Traces of Texas

Pageant of the Charro

March 1, 2010 | By Julia Robinson  

It’s a clear spring day at the Charro Ranch in San Antonio. Warmth radiates from the sun-drenched walls of the cream-colored arena. 

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