Sunday, December 13, 2015

2016 Texas Ranch Rodeo, Dance Halls, Trail Rides, Museums and other western events

Ranch Rodeos:

Stamford, Texas Cowboy Reunion, Ranch Rodeo (First weekend in July)

Trail Rides:

Brown County Riders Bandera Ride April 14th-17th, 2016 -spots are filling up fast however there are other campsites available in different loops if anyone would like to meet up

21st Annual Cowpokes for Kids Annual Fundraiser/Ride/Dinner/Auction/Dance - Star, TX (MacCasland, Pigfoot Ranches) May 13th-15th - flyer will be posted as soon as they have it up :) Primitive camping, 6 meals provided, showers available. Cost: Donations (Personal note from me: please give generously to this worthwhile cause ~ all donations go to New Horizons Ranch home for abused children) You will get to meet the kids the last day of the ride.

Stock Shows:

San Angelo Stock Show & Rodeo

Old West Museums:

Waco, Texas Rangers

Texas Dance Halls:

Fort Worth, TX

Cowboy Gatherings:

Western Heritage Historical Places To Experience/See:

Sunday, August 23, 2015

A little background....

Living "deep in the heart of Texas" has a lot of meaning for me as I live in Brown county, about 40 miles from the geographical center of the state.

I'm a big fan of Texas dance hall music and love to two-step, waltz, shuffle and swing dance... but I had a hard time finding who was playing where on weekends; I've ended up doing a lot of googling to track down some of my favorite bands ~ bands such as Asleep at the Wheel, Jody Nix, Jake Hooker, Tommy Hooker,  and local favorite Kelly Spinks.

I also love to trail ride my horses and go to horse and Ag related events such as organized trail rides, ranch rodeos, PRCA rodeos, horse races, pioneer days, re-enactments and tractor pulls but have become frustrated with trying to find websites that cover a variety of western style events with locations and times. Links to a few area Cowboy churches will also be provided.

Sooooooo, I'm going to try to put together a blog that will bring some of these wonderful western themed things to a sort of grand central Texas station :) 

I have many other interests also and will be providing links to include a few... but certainly not limited to: scenic back country drives, great places to eat Texas style food and maybe listing a few trade days happenings, flea markets etc. 

Some of my big interests are antiques, original western art work, books about Texas, Texas landscape and wildlife photography, foundation Quarter Horses and Appaloosas ~ I will be offering a limited number of antiques, books, art and some of my photography taken in and around this area, for sale from time to time.

I welcome input on upcoming events, and submissions of old vintage photos and Texas tales, both legends and facts. Please feel free to like and share my posts on Facebook. 

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Howdy from the heart of Texas!

Howdy and welcome! I've decided to put together a blog that features country and western events and activities of central Texas. I'll be sharing information on great Texas dance bands and places to dance, trail rides, shopping for rustics, rural properties for sale and some good ol' Texas eatin' joints! You'll also find listings of western horse tack for sale, original art work, cowgirl and Christian style jewelry and some selected ads for horses that are in kill pens and stock dogs that need re-homed.

I'll also be offering some of my own Texas landscape and wildlife photography for sale. All images will be published in low-rez form, please contact me directly for prints....I will edit this blog and add a contact address once I get this pony up and moseying along.

Feel free to contact me about upcoming events and if they are relevant to my page, I will get them posted. Please do like and share my site on Facebook.