Our Mission

To serve the University of Texas at Austin by promoting the spirit and high ideals of the Texas Cowboys, fostering positive relationships among all members of the University community, and assisting in the guidance of the campus Cowboy organization.

smokey the cannon

Smokey the Cannon was created by the University of Texas at Austin's mechanical engineering lab in 1953 in response to shotgun blasts often heard at the Red River Rivalry. Two years later, Read More.

SERVICE to the arc

Since 1954, The Cowboys have contributed not only time, but raised more than $250,000 to The Arc of the Capital Area (formerly The Association for Retarded Citizens of Austin). In 1962, Read More.

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cowboys pavilion

The Pavilion was completed in October 2004. You are invited to be part of this prestigious group of Cowboys who have demonstrated their love for The University of Texas as major contributors. Read More.

The Texas Cowboys mourn the loss of Texas Cowboys Old Man and world-renowned medical pioneer in heart surgery Dr. Denton Cooley (BA, 1941), who died on Friday, November 18, 2016 at the age 96.


"Dr. Cooley was initiated into the Texas Cowboys his junior year at UT.  He carried a scar on his chest in the shape of a UT symbol, earned during an initiation ceremony involving a hot branding iron and tremendous UT pride." - From TMC News
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“Denton Cooley created new standards of care and drove changes in medicine that improved and saved the lives of hundreds of thousands of patients around the world. The University of Texas prepares leaders who can benefit society and improve the world — none more so than Dr. Cooley, who continued to give back throughout his life. His legacy on campus & throughout the world will be felt for generations.”
Gregory L. Fenves, president of UT Austin.
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Texas Cowboy, Tim Taliaferro (2003 New Man), Promoted To Editor In Chief At Texas Monthly. Click Here to read the article.

Texas Cowboy, Tim Taliaferro (2003 New Man), Promoted To Editor In Chief At Texas Monthly. Click Here to read the article.

Will Licon wins NCAA title. Read More.

Will Licon wins NCAA title. Read More.

Beau Hossler wins Haskins award. Click Here to watch a video.

Beau Hossler wins Haskins award. Click Here to watch a video.

Highlights from the Horns victory over UTEP! #hookem #BOOM

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Sweetheart Night Fall 2016

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