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.


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.