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.

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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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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

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Cowboys pavilion

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

  From the Stanford Daily:  George H. W. Bush: Quiet Dignity In A Noisy Time  Written by Texas Cowboys Alumni Lee Bagan   Click Here  to read the full article.


From the Stanford Daily:
George H. W. Bush: Quiet Dignity In A Noisy Time
Written by Texas Cowboys Alumni Lee Bagan

Click Here to read the full article.


Did you know that the Texas Cowboys joined forces with The Arc 63 years ago? In 1954, they began their contributions with volunteering and fundraising. In 1962 the donations from the Texas Cowboys were put in a fund, and in 1982 a new building was purchased, the Cowboys had raised more than half of the total!

 Dr. Hunter Taylor, Texas Cowboy and assistant professor in the University of Mississippi School of Education, has been selected into the newest class of the Presidential Leadership Scholars program, a leadership development program jointly run by the presidential centers of four former U.S. presidents. To read more, please  click here .

Dr. Hunter Taylor, Texas Cowboy and assistant professor in the University of Mississippi School of Education, has been selected into the newest class of the Presidential Leadership Scholars program, a leadership development program jointly run by the presidential centers of four former U.S. presidents. To read more, please click here.

 Pictured (from left): Connor Huffman, Foreman – Fall 2017, UT Men’s Athletic Director and Cowboy Old Man, Mike Perrin, Texas Cowboys Alumni Assoc. President, Ace Schlameus. The Texas Cowboys presented Cowboys Old Man and UT Men’s Athletic Director, Mike Perrin (New Man - 1966) with a pair of chaps in an on-field ceremony prior to the Texas v. Maryland game.

Pictured (from left): Connor Huffman, Foreman – Fall 2017, UT Men’s Athletic Director and Cowboy Old Man, Mike Perrin, Texas Cowboys Alumni Assoc. President, Ace Schlameus. The Texas Cowboys presented Cowboys Old Man and UT Men’s Athletic Director, Mike Perrin (New Man - 1966) with a pair of chaps in an on-field ceremony prior to the Texas v. Maryland game.

 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.