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Ginger Elliott, WLJ Correspondent

Dec 23, 2011
Cheering fans, tour dates, worldwide recognition, personal trainers, television commercials and product affiliation are associated with country music superstars whose entertainment venues range from coliseum performances to state fairs. They are also associated with a different breed of performers logging thousands of miles in their touring vans.
Sep 23, 2011
Timely advice considering the current powder on packed powder appearance of Texas pastures with conditions so dry a cowboy could ride a sand surfboard around his country checking fence lines. These days, the only green on the scene is located in bar ditches or within the vast thickets of overgrown mesquites that have made a good stand this summer.
Sep 9, 2011
If a Top Hand Award was given for the production of a Ranch Bronc Riding, Traci Butler of Guthrie, TX would take home the buckle. Butler works both ends of the arena, not on horseback, but as the event coordinator hustling from the crow's nest to the stands then dashing back to the sidelines to get a glimpse of the action.
Jul 29, 2011
As Texas experiences one if its worst droughts on record, the Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Lab (TVMDL) in Amarillo, TX, is reporting increased numbers of cattle dying from water intoxication. Although rare, water intoxication occurs when cattle over-drink, usually following a period of water deprivation. It can
Jul 15, 2011
Discussion in New Braunfels, TX, about declines this summer hasnt been limited to conversation about the drought-driven decline in the water level of the Guadalupe River. The river, which courses through the town, attracts thousands annually that challenge the whitewater rapids in kayaks and canoes.
Jun 16, 2011
On a recent visit to several large West Texas ranches, Dr. Eleanor Green enjoyed one of the perks often available to rural veterinarians—mixing business with pleasure. A perfect spring morning lent itself for Green to relish her stay on one historic Texas ranch. But that morning also gave her an impromptu opportunity to utilize her training as a
Apr 28, 2011
The average chuck wagon cook in the 1800s served up beans, meat, bread and taters. Dessert was as scarce as a day off. The "wagon," following the cowboys and cattle across rangelands, was home. Today, Charlie Ferguson from Torrington, WY, is the archetype of his wagon cook predecessors. Rising at
Apr 15, 2011
On Monday, April 11, the Swenson Fire, having burned six days in Stonewall, Knox and King counties in north-central Texas, was contained. The previous day, the Texas Forest Service stated, was the single worst day in documented Texas history for wildfires. The first four months of 2011 in Texas have seen hundreds of fires in the state that’s
Mar 25, 2011
In his forward to the 1943 edition of his book "Home Veterinarian’s Handbook," E. T. Baker, DVM, states: "An emergency has been defined as ‘a sudden condition requiring immediate action.’" His book listed over 700 subjects on what might ail a farm animal, including equine eye injuries. Baker definitely considered
Cattle Market & Farm Reports, Editorials
Sep 5, 2008
Lauren Keith Liddicoat Lauren Keith Liddicoat, known to family and friends as Keith, passed away in Las Vegas, NV, at the Nathan Adelson Hospice following a tough battle with Alzheimer’s Disease and cancer. Keith was born in Butte, MT, Sept. 2, 1941, and passed on Aug. 24, 2008. Keith worked a full 30-plus years at Coors Brewery in Golden, CO, as an Instrument Technician and moved to Pahrump, NV, several years ago following his retirement. Keith was a true westerner with a strong love for rodeo and golf as well as hunting and bowling. In his earlier years, he sacrificed much

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