Articles by Caitlyn

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Hey, It’s Your Turn

Sep 17, 2018 By caitlynperry

What is The Texas Optimism Project? The Texas Optimism Project is a sponsored initiative between Texas Monthly and Frost Bank. The project aims to inspire optimism through stories of extraordinary Texans. Are you an optimist? Learn more and take the quiz HERE. Now we want to hear from YOU!…

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Your New Gameday Tradition

Sep 17, 2018 By caitlynperry

Shake up game day with these signature Texas tailgate cocktails from Deep Eddy Vodka. These drinks will raise your game and show your team pride across the Lone Star State.

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Carr Creations

Sep 6, 2018 By caitlynperry

Legends aren’t just born, they’re bred, and the proof can be seen all over the Pete Carr Pro Rodeo ranch in Athens. “I started off with zero animals, and I had to build by buying the right animals,” said Carr, a Dallas-based livestock producer who has been recognized as one…

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Champions Wear Wrangler

Sep 6, 2018 By caitlynperry

Wrangler Jeans began with the purpose of creating denim that was durable enough for real cowboys. Flash forward to over a hundred years later and that’s still a standard the brand holds true. Wrangler Cowboy Cut jeans were built to the specifications of top rodeo athletes with the necessary comfort and…

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September Reign

Aug 30, 2018 By caitlynperry

Most professional sports have a playoff system to decide who will play for the world championship. Rodeo has Texas in September. Those are the final few weeks of the rodeo season, the time for cowboys and cowgirls to secure their place at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, the sport’s 10-round…

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Twisting Sister

Aug 22, 2018 By caitlynperry

Her hair is golden and mane blonde, and what she holds underneath is a tremendous machine. Her name is Sister, a 7-year-old palomino who has set the barrel racing world on fire along with her talented young jockey, Hailey Kinsel of Cotulla. “I’ve always wanted to be a professional barrel…

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French Cowboy

Aug 8, 2018 By caitlynperry

Evan Jayne’s isn’t a typical Texas dialect. His has a distinct flavor, aged over his 36 years on this Earth and containing a heavy clove of his French raising and the last two decades in the Lone Star State. It has been bathed by bucking horses and years spent on…

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Wrangler Knows Rodeo

Jul 26, 2018 By caitlynperry

Since 1947 Wrangler has been the premier outfitter of rodeo culture. It all started with celebrity tailor “Rodeo Ben” Liechtenstein, who designed Wrangler authentic Cowboy Cut jeans. The styles were quickly adopted by professional rodeo hall of famers Bill Linderman, Freckles Brown, and Jim Shoulders, who would all go…

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Calgary Stampede

Jul 24, 2018 By caitlynperry

The Calgary Stampede has history that dates back more than a century, and it has a rich heritage that goes on beyond its years. This year will be the 13th that the winners of the tournament-style rodeo will earn $100,000. Over that time, more than a dozen champions have Texas…

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Cowboy Christmas

Jul 9, 2018 By caitlynperry

Hectic. Mayhem. A blast. That’s Cowboy Christmas in a nutshell. Richmond Champion uses those words to describe the series of lucrative Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association events around the Fourth of July holiday. Champion is a bareback rider from The Woodlands. He’s qualified for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo three times.