Cattle

Kids for Sale

Oct 17, 2013 By Sonia Smith

For the last several centuries, Texas was cattle country. Now, with worldwide demand for goat meat growing, and drought threatening to put cattle ranchers out of business, should Texas be goat country?

When the Sky Ran Dry

Jan 21, 2013 By John Burnett

Bad as the current drought is, it has yet to match the most arid spell in Texas history. Nearly two dozen survivors of the fifties drought remember the time it never rained.

The Last Empire

Jan 20, 2013 By William Broyles

The King Ranch saga: how one family conquered, tamed, loved, toiled on, and fought over a great piece of Texas.

Cowgirl Up

Jul 31, 2011 By barneynelson

The word probably makes you think of rhinestone-studded jeans, floppy-brimmed hats, and Nashville queens, but “cowgirl” ought to stand for the tough pioneer women who built ranches and went on cattle drives and the hardy rural women who are out there today doing their fair share of the work, usually invisibly, to maintain a majestic way of live.