Elmer Kelton

Articles by Elmer Kelton

True Grit

Jun 30, 2008 By Elmer Kelton

Once upon a time, before the pundits and the politicians hijacked it for their nefarious ends, “cowboy” wasn’t a dirty word. The lifestyle and worldview it suggested was seen as completely in line with the very finest Texas values: hard work, independence, honesty, decency, valor. For the sake of today’s generation of ranch hands and cattlemen, it’s high time we steal it back.

Bone Dry

Jun 30, 1996 By Elmer Kelton

From water rationing to stricken crops, the current drought may be as devastating as the one in the early fifties—the time it never rained.

Having a Cow

Apr 1, 1992 By Elmer Kelton

Beyond Beef blames cattle for the decline of civilization—not to mention famine, pestilence, destruction, and death.