Animals

The Meeting of Two Mascots

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

Just before Texas A&M officially joined the SEC, Reveille VIII and Bevo XIV bonded with each other (and their handlers) at a Williamson County ranch. 

Texas A&M’s Bisbee, R.I.P.

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

The feral cat and unofficial campus mascot was found dead on Thursday, but he's still got eight more lives on Twitter. An interview with @AggieBisbee. 

Does This Mean Horse Is Back on the Menu?

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

Five years after the federal government closed facilities that slaughter horses, President Barack Obama signed legislation that effectively reverses the old policy and allows slaughter plants to open. 

Fred Garza, Tick Rider

Jan 1, 2008 By Texas Monthly

Garza was born and raised in Webb County. For the past fifteen years, he has been an inspector with the Cattle Fever Tick Eradication Program, a mounted patrol started by the USDA in 1906. A tick rider patrols the border, the Rio Grande River, on horseback every day. Our job…

My Short, Unhappy Life as a Rodeo Clown

Jan 1, 2002 By John Spong

Once upon a time I thought I wanted to be a bullfighter (and not the kind that wears sequined tights). A legendary cowboy named Leon Coffee— and an animal named Pretty Boy— changed my mind.

The Last Posse

Mar 1, 1998 By Gary Cartwright

After thieves stole his daughter’s horse, deputy U.S. marshal Parnell McNamara didn’t make a federal case out of it. Instead, he rounded up a group of old-style lawmen and lit out after them.