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.

Texas Cowboys Fall 2017 New Man Selection

September 12th: New Man Reception/Applicant Meet and Greet
September 15th: New Man Applications Due
September 25th-27th: New Man Interviews
September 28th: New Man Induction
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the Texas Cowboys Annual Reunion Weekend

Evening cocktail reception on Friday, November 10th from 6:00pm-9:00pm at The Headliners Club.
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Texas Cowboys Old Man Beau Hossler earned his official PGA Tour Card. With a birdie on the final hole of the WinCo Foods Portland Open, the final event of the Web.com Tour regular season, Hossler finished in a tie for 19th in the tournament to secure his PGA Tour card for 2017-18 by finishing among the top 25 on the tour money list. To read more please click here.

Texas Cowboys Old Man Beau Hossler earned his official PGA Tour Card. With a birdie on the final hole of the WinCo Foods Portland Open, the final event of the Web.com Tour regular season, Hossler finished in a tie for 19th in the tournament to secure his PGA Tour card for 2017-18 by finishing among the top 25 on the tour money list. To read more please click here.

Scottie Scheffler ended his junior season at Texas with six top-three finishes. Scheffler will play in this month’s U.S. Open. To read more about scottie Scheffler’s journey to the U.S. Open please click here.

Scottie Scheffler ended his junior season at Texas with six top-three finishes. Scheffler will play in this month’s U.S. Open. To read more about scottie Scheffler’s journey to the U.S. Open please click here.

The Houston Business Journal reveals the "40 Under 40 Class of 2017" honorees including Texas Cowboy Alumni, Kevin Kushner. Click Here to view the entire list of the Houston Business Journal's "40 Under 40".

The Houston Business Journal reveals the "40 Under 40 Class of 2017" honorees including Texas Cowboy Alumni, Kevin Kushner. Click Here to view the entire list of the Houston Business Journal's "40 Under 40".

Matt Mackowiak, New Man 2001, was elected Chairman of the Travis County Republican Party on June 13th.  Following his victory, Mackowiak, a political strategist, explained, “For a kid that grew up in Austin in the ’80s, I assure you I never thought I’d be chairman of the Republican Party of Travis County...Honestly, it’s humbling.” To read more and to view his acceptance speech please click here.

Matt Mackowiak, New Man 2001, was elected Chairman of the Travis County Republican Party on June 13th.  Following his victory, Mackowiak, a political strategist, explained, “For a kid that grew up in Austin in the ’80s, I assure you I never thought I’d be chairman of the Republican Party of Travis County...Honestly, it’s humbling.” To read more and to view his acceptance speech please click here.

We saw a great turnout at our Dallas and Ft. Worth area Texas Cowboys Alumni event on May 24th, 2017. Alumni gathered at the Dallas Country Club to catch up with old friends and meet new Cowboys Alumni over food and drinks.  We were event blessed to have several Sweethearts attend, including Mrs. Gayla Craig-Chapman (1957), wife to Old man George Chapman. A special thanks to the Cowboys who helped to plan, organize, and underwrite the event: Patrick McEvoy, Bob Campbell, George Bayoud, Bob Kaminski,Rob Holmes, Doug Wall, Todd Hunt, Lee Owen, Sam Bradshaw, John Thompson, Steve Woods, Bill Shuford, Bob Halpin, Steve Owens and Larry Nixon. To view photos of the event please click here.

We saw a great turnout at our Dallas and Ft. Worth area Texas Cowboys Alumni event on May 24th, 2017. Alumni gathered at the Dallas Country Club to catch up with old friends and meet new Cowboys Alumni over food and drinks.  We were event blessed to have several Sweethearts attend, including Mrs. Gayla Craig-Chapman (1957), wife to Old man George Chapman. A special thanks to the Cowboys who helped to plan, organize, and underwrite the event: Patrick McEvoy, Bob Campbell, George Bayoud, Bob Kaminski,Rob Holmes, Doug Wall, Todd Hunt, Lee Owen, Sam Bradshaw, John Thompson, Steve Woods, Bill Shuford, Bob Halpin, Steve Owens and Larry Nixon. To view photos of the event please click here.

Mike Perrin, current athletic director and former Cowboy; Tom Herman, head football coach; Ryan Baumgartner, Fall '16 Foreman; Eli Sterbcow, Spring '16 Foreman (shaking Herman's hand); Ace Schlameus, President of Alumni Board.

Mike Perrin, current athletic director and former Cowboy; Tom Herman, head
football coach; Ryan Baumgartner, Fall '16 Foreman; Eli Sterbcow, Spring '16
Foreman (shaking Herman's hand); Ace Schlameus, President of Alumni Board.

Head Coach Tom Herman & Fall '16 Foreman Ryan Baumgartner. Coach Herman was presented with a Texas Cowboys' hat before the game on Saturday, April 15th.

Head Coach Tom Herman & Fall '16 Foreman Ryan Baumgartner. Coach Herman was presented with a Texas Cowboys' hat before the game on Saturday, April 15th.

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

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Sweetheart Night Fall 2016

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