• Country Lifestyles

    Fort Richardson

    By Judy Wade Settlers moving into north Texas plus marauding Indians equaled the need for protection for the pioneers. The answer: a line of eight forts stretching from north to south across the state. Fort [...]
  • Equine

    Expecting Mares and Newborn Foals

    By Garrett Metcalf, DVM The time is here, and talking about taking care of newborn foals is upon us. Owners, breeders and trainers have waited nearly 11 or more months to see what their hard [...]
  • Farm & Ranch

    Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch

    By Rayford Pullen I’ve always liked the saying “It’s ok to be in a rut if you are headed in the right direction,” and it seems that sometimes we’re in that rut but cannot figure [...]
  • Equine

    Healthy Hocks

    By Krista Lucas When a horse is acting a bit odd, especially a performance horse, it may be wise to get a professional veterinarian opinion. An equine athlete who is suddenly not performing at the [...]
  • Outdoor

    Confessions of a Hunter

    By Andy Anderson The cool mornings yield to warm breezes in the afternoons, the mesquite trees are beginning to bud, and the signs spring has arrived are everywhere. This was the time of year my [...]
  • Equine

    Rodeo Culture

    By Phillip Kitts What inspires a person to drive thousands of miles across numerous states during all times of the year? What drives a person to put the needs and safety of an animal over [...]
  • Outdoor

    Grazing North Texas

    By Tony Dean The Texas bluebonnet is the undisputed star of the wildflower show that is on display every spring all across Texas (when moisture is adequate). Another beautiful native flower, the Indian paintbrush, has [...]
  • Equine

    JoAnn Hess

    By Janis Blackwell This month, Equine Superstars and Everyday Heroes introduces you to JoAnn Hess. She is an avid barrel racer from Bonham, Texas. That characteristic alone doesn’t particularly make her unique but added to [...]
  • Outdoor

    LBJ Grasslands

    There are only 20 national grasslands in the United States of America, with two located in the Lone Star State and just one – the Lyndon B. Johnson Grasslands – located right in North Texas. [...]
  • Farm & Ranch

    I can’t be that old

    By Pepper Stewart Many years ago when the computer first landed in school classrooms, I made a comment that has come back to haunt me, “Why do I need to learn that? What good will [...]
  • Farm & Ranch

    Loropetaum will make you a daydream believer

    By Norman Winter Purple Daydream will capture your heart and probably make you forget all other varieties of loropetalum. I’m growing it with October Magic orchid camellias, Autumn Jewel azaleas and Gold Mound chamaecyapris, and [...]
  • Attractions

    On the Road with Dave Alexander

    By Dave Alexander Howdy Texas Music Fans. Most of my readers know each month I feature future, past and present contributors to Texas Country Music. When you think about it, we really wouldn’t have Texas [...]
  • Farm & Ranch

    Ag Elsewhere: Montana

    Photo, description by Lindsey Monk Calving season in Montana is going full bore. The February calvers had it pretty rough up here with negative wind chills. This Tarentaise and Red Angus cross calf is aggressively [...]
  • Farm & Ranch

    Pecan Creek Strawberry Farm

    In a fast-paced world where groceries come packaged in boxes and can even be ordered online, Pecan Creek Strawberry Farm in Pilot Point offers the opportunity to slow down and experience delicious, fresh fruit the [...]
  • Country Lifestyles

    Parting Shot

    Photo, description by Jelly Cocanougher The Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo leaves the Will Rodgers Coliseum for the last time, which broke hundreds of fans’ hearts. The memories this historic facility has brought to [...]
  • Outdoor

    Grazing North Texas

    By Tony Dean Croton is a member of a very large family of flowering plants called Euphorbiaceae, or most of us know it better by its common name of the spurge family. There are more [...]
  • Farm & Ranch

    Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch

    By Rayford Pullen Spring is just around the corner, and I’m so excited I can hardly stand it. Going into winter with limited hay, very little winter grazing because the soils were super saturated and [...]
  • Attractions

    On the Road with Dave Alexander

    By Dave Alexander Howdy Texas music fans. It’s early here in 2019 and already things are beginning to take shape for another great year in Texas music. The “Young Bloods” as I call them, are [...]

Upcoming Events

Apr
26
Fri
all-day Germanfest @ Muenster, Texas
Germanfest @ Muenster, Texas
Apr 26 – Apr 28 all-day
Muenster throws one of the biggest parties in Texas, Germanfest, the last full weekend in April. This three-day festival attracts thousands to mouthwatering German sausage, [...]
all-day Wichita Falls PRCA Rodeo @ Kay Yeager Coliseum
Wichita Falls PRCA Rodeo @ Kay Yeager Coliseum
Apr 26 – Apr 27 all-day
PRCA Rodeo returns to Wichita Falls. Rodeo starts at 7 p.m. nightly at the J.S. Bridwell Ag Center. Events include barrel racing, saddle bronc riding, [...]
Apr
27
Sat
all-day District 9 Ropings @ NRS Events Center
District 9 Ropings @ NRS Events Center
Apr 27 all-day
District 9 Ropings March 30 and April 27. District finals May 18. Saddles and breast collars to High Point Division Champions. Buckles to Champion Header [...]
May
1
Wed
all-day Dogs of the Southwest Art Exhibit @ Chisholm Trail Heritage Center, 1000 Chisholm TrailParkway, Duncan, Okla.
Dogs of the Southwest Art Exhibit @ Chisholm Trail Heritage Center, 1000 Chisholm TrailParkway, Duncan, Okla.
May 1 – Jun 30 all-day
Sandy Magrath: Dogs of the Southwest art exhibit will open May 1 – June 30 at the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center. A meet the artist [...]
May
4
Sat
all-day Training Challenge Horse Show & Adoption @ Jim A. Dee Ranch
Training Challenge Horse Show &… @ Jim A. Dee Ranch
May 4 all-day
The Bluebonnet Help A Horse Spring Horse Show, Adoption Event and Rescue Horse Training Challenge is back for 2019. The event will include the Bluebonnet [...]
10:00 am Spring Fling at Leonard Park @ Leonard Park
Spring Fling at Leonard Park @ Leonard Park
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
To honor the birthday of the playscape in Gainesville’s Leonard Park, the annual Spring Fling Celebration is conducted the first Saturday in May at Leonard [...]
10:30 am Eighter from Decatur Food Truck Challenge @ Decatur Town Square
Eighter from Decatur Food Truck … @ Decatur Town Square
May 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 pm
The Decatur Chamber of Commerce brings you its third annual Food Truck Challenge from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. in the downtown area with food, [...]

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Upcoming Events

Apr
26
Fri
all-day Germanfest @ Muenster, Texas
Germanfest @ Muenster, Texas
Apr 26 – Apr 28 all-day
Muenster throws one of the biggest parties in Texas, Germanfest, the last full weekend in April. This three-day festival attracts thousands to mouthwatering German sausage, [...]
all-day Wichita Falls PRCA Rodeo @ Kay Yeager Coliseum
Wichita Falls PRCA Rodeo @ Kay Yeager Coliseum
Apr 26 – Apr 27 all-day
PRCA Rodeo returns to Wichita Falls. Rodeo starts at 7 p.m. nightly at the J.S. Bridwell Ag Center. Events include barrel racing, saddle bronc riding, [...]
Apr
27
Sat
all-day District 9 Ropings @ NRS Events Center
District 9 Ropings @ NRS Events Center
Apr 27 all-day
District 9 Ropings March 30 and April 27. District finals May 18. Saddles and breast collars to High Point Division Champions. Buckles to Champion Header [...]
May
1
Wed
all-day Dogs of the Southwest Art Exhibit @ Chisholm Trail Heritage Center, 1000 Chisholm TrailParkway, Duncan, Okla.
Dogs of the Southwest Art Exhibit @ Chisholm Trail Heritage Center, 1000 Chisholm TrailParkway, Duncan, Okla.
May 1 – Jun 30 all-day
Sandy Magrath: Dogs of the Southwest art exhibit will open May 1 – June 30 at the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center. A meet the artist [...]
May
4
Sat
all-day Training Challenge Horse Show & Adoption @ Jim A. Dee Ranch
Training Challenge Horse Show &… @ Jim A. Dee Ranch
May 4 all-day
The Bluebonnet Help A Horse Spring Horse Show, Adoption Event and Rescue Horse Training Challenge is back for 2019. The event will include the Bluebonnet [...]
10:00 am Spring Fling at Leonard Park @ Leonard Park
Spring Fling at Leonard Park @ Leonard Park
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
To honor the birthday of the playscape in Gainesville’s Leonard Park, the annual Spring Fling Celebration is conducted the first Saturday in May at Leonard [...]
10:30 am Eighter from Decatur Food Truck Challenge @ Decatur Town Square
Eighter from Decatur Food Truck … @ Decatur Town Square
May 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 pm
The Decatur Chamber of Commerce brings you its third annual Food Truck Challenge from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. in the downtown area with food, [...]
11:00 am Doan’s May Picnic @ Doan's Crossing
Doan’s May Picnic @ Doan's Crossing
May 4 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Come celebrate the longest running continuous event in the Lone Star State. The event will include entertainment, coronation of the 2019 Doan’s King and Queen [...]
May
10
Fri
7:30 pm Butterfield Stage Days Rodeo @ Bridgeport, Texas
Butterfield Stage Days Rodeo @ Bridgeport, Texas
May 10 @ 7:30 pm
Start your summer off right with the fun and bright lights rodeo brings. Nightly performances start at 7:30 p.m.
May
11
Sat
all-day Red River Regional Replacement Sale @ Red River Livestock Market
Red River Regional Replacement Sale @ Red River Livestock Market
May 11 all-day
The Red River Regional Replacement Sale takes place May 11 at the Red River Livestock Market in Overbrook, Okla.

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