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.

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.

Texas Men’s Athletic Director and Texas Cowboy Old Man, Mike Perrin, to remain in his current role throughout 2017 – 2018 academic year. Click Here to read the full report.

Texas Men’s Athletic Director and Texas Cowboy Old Man, Mike Perrin, to remain in his current role throughout 2017 – 2018 academic year. Click Here to read the full report.

UT Senior and Texas Cowboy Will Licon shines at NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships, taking first in the 200-yard breaststroke with a record time of 1 minute, 47.91 seconds.  Click here to read more about Will Licon's winning swim.

UT Senior and Texas Cowboy Will Licon shines at NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships, taking first in the 200-yard breaststroke with a record time of 1 minute, 47.91 seconds.  Click here to read more about Will Licon's winning swim.

Smokey II was recently repaired & is in great shape!

Smokey II was recently repaired & is in great shape!

Beau Hossler records his first professional victory, on Adams Pro Tour. Click Here to read the article.

Beau Hossler records his first professional victory, on Adams Pro TourClick Here to read the article.

Cody Gribble finished at 20-under, four strokes ahead of three challengers to conquer his first title in Jackson. Click Here to read the article.

Cody Gribble finished at 20-under, four strokes ahead of three challengers to conquer his first title in Jackson. Click Here to read the article.

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

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Sweetheart Night Fall 2016

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