The Texanist

Jul 15, 2014 By David Courtney

Our estimable advice columnist on bad barbecue vs. no barbecue, rodeo bullfighting, and dogs at bars.

Sweetheart of the Rodeo

Jan 20, 2013 By Skip Hollandsworth

Ty Murray is the last pure American cowboy, a throwback to the mythic West. And if you visit him on his Stephenville ranch, you’d better be ready to ride.


Jan 20, 2013 By Jordan Mackay

Hot hurdling in Giddings, super six-man football in Gordon: Ten towns that got game.

How to Barrel Race

Dec 1, 2009 By Texas Monthly

History As with most rodeo events, pinpointing barrel racing’s exact origin is near impossible. “It probably started out as pretty women on fast horses, but now it’s a competitive sport for serious athletes,” says Martha Josey, a world-champion barrel racer, Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Famer, and co-owner of Josey…

Bill Pickett

Feb 1, 1997 By Anne Dingus

What was Bill Pickett’s nickname, and how did he wrestle steers to the ground?

Clowning Around

Apr 1, 1995 By bradholland

They crack wise while bulls charge them, and fans eat it up. A look at rodeo’s real ring leaders.