Tuesday, October 5, 2021

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Texas Rodeos: Where to Find the American Cowboy Spirit this October

 
10/01/2021

October is when Texas Rodeo Season kicks into full swing, and that means it's time for cowboys of all skill levels to saddle up! If you're looking for a good ol' fashioned rodeo, there are plenty of places to find the American cowboy spirit. Here are just a few Texas Rodeos you can visit this October: 


There is so much to do at the rodeo, and it may take a while to soak it all in, at some events like the Brazos Valley Fair and Rodeo, there is live music, food, shopping and more, so be sure to check the event schedule and plan your day. While you do not need to wear boots and a cowboy hat, you might as well take the opportunity to showoff your favorite pair of cowboy boots. 

Rodeos are fun for the whole family and a classic slice of Americana that everyone should experiance at least once. 


Tuesday, June 8, 2021

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Ford Maverick, the Pickup for Around Town

The all new Ford Maverick

Cowboys Daughter Staff

Ford has finally pulled the wraps off their much anticipated compact pickup truck the Ford Maverick, which promises to redefine what a pickup truck can be. The unibody truck is the first standard full-hybrid pickup in America and the most fuel-efficient truck on the market with an EPA-estimated rating of 40 mpg in the city. Yet it can still do truck stuff with 1,500 pounds of payload capacity and up to 4,000 pounds of towing when equipped with the optional 2.0-liter EcoBoost gas engine. 

The Maverick FLEXBED system provides organization and cargo solutions to fit owners’ lifestyles, with a multi-position tailgate, slots to use lumber to subdivide the bed, 12 available anchor points, two 12-volt 20-amp prewired sources at the back enabling DIY electrical solutions, plus two available 110-volt outlets for powering a laptop or tailgate party and it even has a built-in bottle opener. 

First Look at the Ford Maverick

What's under the hood?

The standard drivetrain consists of a  2.5-liter Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder hybrid powertrain that delivers 191 horsepower when combined with the electric motor, and 155 lb.-ft. of torque coupled to a continuously variable transmission driving the front wheels. Accord to Ford, the Maverick will get an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 40 mpg city and 500 miles of range on a single tank of gas. With the Hybrid drivetrain, it can handle a payload of 1,500 pounds and tow 2,000 pounds. 

The optional 2.0-liter EcoBoost gas engine delivering 250 horsepower and 277 lb.-ft. of torqueƗƗ with an 8-speed automatic transmission and standard front-wheel drive or available all-wheel drive. Equipped with the optional 4K Tow Package, conventional towing doubles to 4,000 pounds.

First Look at the Ford Maverick

What's inside?

Maverick comes packed with a lot of standard technology including an 8-inch center touch screen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and FordPass which makes it easy to find the truck, check its fuel level, lock and unlock the doors, and start or turn off the vehicle all from your phone.

The interior design is stylish and appears surprisingly roomy, with a lot of built-in storage options. The trim levels are the familiar Ford Truck XL, XLT, and Lariat. Door armrests have a split design to allow a one-liter water bottle to sit upright in a bin rather than rolling around on the seats, while door pockets are huge and have lots of vertical clearance to store a tablet or notebooks. There’s a spacious storage bin under the rear seats that fits a fully inflated volleyball, laptop bags, tools, and other gear. 

First Look at the Ford Maverick

FIT slots (Ford Integrated Tether slots) are a clever multitasking solution for rear-seat passengers. There’s a FIT slot at the back of the front console that accommodates different accessories. An available accessory package includes cupholders, a storage or trash bin, a cord organizer, a double hook for grocery bags and purses, and under-seat storage dividers. More FIT slot creations are in development and Ford is working to publish the slot geometry so people can 3D-print DIY solutions to further fit their lifestyle. Those accessories can be stored in multiple slots under the rear seats, which could also be used for novel applications on their own. 

First Look at the Ford Maverick

Ford Co-Pilot360 technology includes standard Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking and Automatic High Beam Headlamps. Available options include Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert, Lane Centering, and Evasive Steering Assist. Five standard drive modes include Normal, Eco, Sport, Slippery and Tow/Haul to enhance performance and confidence over various driving conditions.

First Look at the Ford Maverick

The FLEXBED

Perhaps the most important part of the Maverick is the bed, which is packed with standard features that give customers organization and storage solutions. to secure cargo, Owners can create segmented storage, elevated floors, bike or kayak racks, and more by sliding 2x4s or 2x6s into slots stamped into the side of the bed. There are two tie-downs, four D-rings, and built-in threaded holes in the sides to bolt in new creations. 

The bed also features standard built-in 12-volt electrical power prewired to an easily removable cover on either side of the back of the bed to support DIY electrical projects. Beyond DIY electrical, there are two available 110-volt 400-watt outlets, one in the bed and one in the cabin, that can power phones, laptops, small TVs, a cordless tool battery charger, or a small, corded tool like a jigsaw. There’s also a storage cubby built into the side of the bed on XLT and two available on Lariat trucks, perfect for keeping a ball hitch or tools. 

First Look at the Ford Maverick

The 2022 Ford Maverick goes on sale this fall. Maverick is offered at three trim levels, XL, XLT, and Lariat. An FX4 package is available for all-wheel-drive XLT and Lariat trucks adding more off-road capability with rugged all-terrain tires and suspension tuning, additional underbody protection, and off-road-focused drive modes like Mud/Rut and Sand, as well as the addition of Hill Descent Control™. 

Available for the first model year only is the Maverick First Edition package. It is built off the Lariat trim level and includes unique graphics on the hood and lower doors, a high-gloss black painted roof, soft tonneau cover, body-color door handles, high-gloss black skull caps, and gloss black-painted and machined 18-inch wheels for hybrid or unique 17-inch aluminum wheels for the gas model. It comes in Carbonized Gray, Area 51, and Rapid Red, unique to First Edition. 

 The build and price website is live at Ford.com and reservations or orders can be placed today.

Monday, June 7, 2021

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Texas Ranch Offering Last-Minute Gift Options for Father's Day

Father's Day Wellborn 2R Beef

Staff

Wellborn 2R Beef in Henrietta, Texas, is suggesting shoppers skip the tie and get Dad what he really wants for Father's Day: premium Angus steaks. Father's Day falls right in the middle of grilling, smoking, and outdoor cooking season, making steaks a great gift option, even for last-minute shoppers.

Wellborn 2R Beef is offering a variety of Steak Gift Packages for Dad - from marbled and juicy New York Strips to the impressive tomahawks. Their Angus beef is sustainably grazed on their Texas ranch and naturally raised, with no antibiotics or hormones. Their operation is steeped in Texas history and pride in their product. They hand-cut every steak right in the butcher shop on the ranch, ensuring quality in every cut.

  • Filets for Father's Day - Six of their rich and flavorful 5-6 oz. USDA Prime All-Natural Tenderloin Filet Steaks.
  • New York Strips and Tenderloins Mixed Steak Box - An incredible mix of beautiful steaks that's perfect for gifting the dad that really loves a great piece of meat. 
  • Tomahawks: A Gift and a Memory - Two tomahawk steaks that make for a gorgeous presentation, whether he's enjoying it with the family or prepping it to show off to his fellow meat-loving buddies on Instagram.
  • Griller's Favorite - Four classic USDA Prime grade ribeye steaks. These hand-cut Prime ribeyes will surpass all expectations of how good a steak can be.

If you are looking for a Father's Day gift that will stand out to Dad, a Wellborn 2R steak on the grill is a great idea. Dad can celebrate his special day savoring a taste of Texas with their delicious ranch-raised steaks. It will be more than just a meal; it will be a memory.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

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Inspired Tire

Staff - 06/01/2021

Cheryl Hayes founded a company called Girls Outside the Box, a small shop dedicated to inspiring girls to be creative and learn new skills. From motivational speakers including olympian softball players to specialized classes where stylists teach dads how to style their daughter's hair, Girls Outside the Box was a special place. The shop also produced a number of products that were created by Cheryl, including furniture made from tires. It all started with an outdoor tire ottoman inspired by Pinterest, like everything else Cheryl put her own twist on it and created colorful custom ottomans for in the house, and Inspired Tire was born. She had already sold hundreds of ottomans when the pandemic hit. 

Inspired Tire

Girls Outside the Box was forced to close, but instead of packing up, Cheryl pivoted and launched Inspired Tire, offering custom ottomans, swings, mirrors, and other furniture made from recycled tires. She is currently designing, shelving, light fixtures, and coat racks using a variety of tires sourced from local tire ships, who are happy to save on tire recycling fees. To create different items Cheryl uses tires from passenger vehicles, bicycles, motorcycles, and even lawnmowers. No two items are ever exactly the same and the final product is really only limited by your imagination, prices range on the side of the tire and the amount of decoration, but most items currently listed range between $100-$400.

Inspired Tire

We found Cheryl's work over on TicTok where Inspired Tire already has over 23,000 followers. Some of our favorite items are the bar stools and patterned tires, her site inspiredtire.com is under construction, but you can visit her Etsy Shop for now.

Inspired Tire

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

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Tennessee Top State People Moved to in 2020

Tennessee Top State People Moved to in 2020

Staff

Tennessee's influx of do-it-yourself movers during a turbulent year marked by the coronavirus pandemic means that a state other than Florida and Texas tops the growth rankings for the first time since 2015 when North Carolina led the way.

U-Haul customers made Texas and Florida their top two destinations from 2016-19. Texas had the largest net gain of one-way U-Haul trucks for three consecutive years before Florida flipped the order and became No. 1 last year. Texas is second for growth, and Florida third, for 2020.

Ohio, Arizona, Colorado, Missouri, Nevada, North Carolina, and Georgia round out the top 10 states for 2020 growth as self-movers continue to migrate to the Southeast, as well as markets in the Southwest, Midwest, and Rocky Mountain regions.

California ranks last by a wide margin, supplanting Illinois as the state with the greatest net loss of U-Haul trucks. California has ranked 48th or lower since 2016. Illinois has been 49th or 50th since 2015 when U-Haul began ranking states based on annual net gain.

"I'm seeing a lot of people from California move (to Tennessee) because they're attracted to our lifestyle," noted Jeff Porter, U-Haul Company of Nashville president. "Tennessee has no income tax and is very business-friendly. There are plenty of jobs. People and companies are taking note. Places like Nashville, Murfreesboro, and Clarksville are attracting tons of new residents. Nashville is ever-growing, and even the era of COVID-19 isn't slowing that. We were seeing movement before the virus hit, but I think the situation has pushed a lot more people away from the West Coast to our state."

East and Central Tennessee are enjoying the biggest gains in U-Haul arrivals. The top growth cities include Knoxville, the Tri-Cities, Cookeville, Clarksville, Cleveland, Murfreesboro, and Maryville.

Arrivals of one-way U-Haul trucks into Tennessee jumped 12% while departures rose only 9% over 2019, with that disparity catapulting it up the charts. Arrivals accounted for 50.6% of all one-way U-Haul traffic in Tennessee, which ranked No. 12 among growth states a year ago.

"The best thing about Tennessee is the southern hospitality. People are decent to one another," said Clay McQuade, U-Haul Company of Knoxville president. "I believe the draw to Tennessee is the rural atmosphere. The government is still not so oppressive on zoning and regulation, so people are able to build, and cities are friendly to business. Tourism is a big draw in this region, mostly for the Great Smoky Mountains. There's plenty to do outdoors.

"U-Haul is growing right alongside the state. We just added adaptive reuse conversions of closed Kmart® stores for new facilities in Kingsport and Bristol, and are currently building a ground-up store in Knoxville to meet customer demand for our products and services."

While U-Haul migration trends do not correlate directly to population or economic growth, the Company's growth data is an effective gauge of how well cities and states are attracting and maintaining residents.

U-Haul is the authority on migration trends thanks to its expansive network that blankets all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces. The geographical coverage from more than 22,000 U-Haul truck- and trailer-sharing locations provides a comprehensive overview of where people are moving like no one else in the industry.

Find a local U-Haul dealer at uhaul.com/locations.

2020: STATES RANKED BY MIGRATION GROWTH

1.

Tennessee (12)

2.

Texas (2)

3.

Florida (1)

4.

Ohio (7)

5.

Arizona (20)

6.

Colorado (42)

7.

Missouri (13)

8.

Nevada (24)

9.

North Carolina (3)

10.

Georgia (16)

11.

Arkansas (23)

12.

Indiana (9)

13.

Wisconsin (41)

14.

Oklahoma (14)

15.

South Carolina (4)

16.

West Virginia (22)

17.

Utah (8)

18.

Kentucky (37)

19.

Montana (26)

20.

Minnesota (15)

21.

Kansas (18)

22.

Alabama (6)

23.

New Hampshire (31)

24.

Iowa (30)

25.

South Dakota (28)

26.

Vermont (10)

27.

Delaware (21)

28.

Virginia (39)

29.

Maine (33)

30.

Idaho (11)

31.

Mississippi (25)

32.

Nebraska (19)

33.

Wyoming (27)

34.

Alaska (17)

35.

Rhode Island (35)

36.

Washington (5)

37.

North Dakota (32)

38.

Washington, D.C. (38)*

39.

New Mexico (36)

40.

Michigan (48)

41.

Pennsylvania (46)

42.

New York (43)

43.

Connecticut (34)

44.

Louisiana (40)

45.

Oregon (29)

46.

Maryland (45)

47.

Massachusetts (47)

48.

New Jersey (44)

49.

Illinois (50)

50.

California (49)

* Previous year's rankings in parentheses. Washington, D.C. is its own U-Haul market and is listed among growth states for migration trends purposes. Hawaii is not included since state-to-state truck transactions are inapplicable.

Monday, March 8, 2021

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PBR Coming to Bryan-College Station

Reed Arena to Host First Western Sports Event in Over a Decade with Aggieland Classic, April 9-10, 2021

Staff

For the first time in league history, Professional Bull Riders, the world’s top bull riders and best bovine athletes, are bucking into Aggieland. The Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour will bring the 2021 Aggieland Classic to Reed Arena on the campus of Texas A&M University. 

The first Western sports event in Reed Arena in over a decade – and first ticketed non-university indoor event since the on-set of COVID-19 – features back-to-back nights of man vs. beast action at the Home of the 12th Man. Forty-five bull riders representing six nations and three continents will converge on Bryan-College Station to match up with some of the rankest bulls to ever buck during the two days of world-class bull riding that will impact the PBR title chase. Round 1 begins Friday, April 9 at 7:45 p.m. CT, with Round 2 and the championship round starting Saturday, April 10 at 6:45 p.m. CT. 

All-important points toward the PBR World Championship, buckle, and $1 million bonus are up for grabs as riders seek to reach the 8-second whistle before hitting the dirt. The highest aggregate score over the three rounds of white-knuckle action will be the event champion, taking home bragging rights, the first Aggieland Classic championship buckle, and thousands of dollars.

Tickets for the three-round event will be available at 10 a.m. CT on Wednesday, March 10. Tickets start at $19 and are available for purchase online at PBRTIX.com, ReedArena.com or by calling 800-732-1727. In conjunction with PBR’s industry-leading protocols to ensure fan, competitor and staff safety, tickets will be sold in PODs, minimizing fan crossover and interaction between fan groups. PODs are available from 2-8 seats. 

As a part of PBR’s leading protocols that have allowed fans to return to venues safely and responsibly since July of 2020, precautions are being taken to fight the spread of COVID-19 such as:

  • All PBR personnel will undergo COVID-19 testing within 72 hours of the event. 
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-informed screenings for staff and competitors each day, and PBR personnel mask requirements. 
  • PBR’s pioneering POD seating, selling tickets in small groups, to minimize fan crossover and interaction. 
  • Social distancing will be encouraged at concessions and merchandise stands, restrooms, and other high-traffic areas.
  • Arena equipment and other high traffic areas will be disinfected throughout the event and each night.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

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Girlfriend Getaway in Austin, Texas

Girlfriend Getaway Austin Texas

Staff

As the state capital of Texas, Austin is well known for being the political seat and a hub of manufacturing and advancements in technology. However, it is quickly forging a name for itself as a premier destination for those looking to enjoy delectable food, live music, and a bustling nightlife mixed with a funky vibe all its own, making it the perfect place to spend a long weekend.

Look no further than The Driskill when choosing the ideal accommodations to set the scene for your time in Austin. This luxurious icon is steps away from the entertainment district (6th Street), and is close to historical and cultural sites, allowing you to fill your days and nights with a variety of activities. Rooms are appointed with stately furnishings and all the comforts of home, ensuring that your stay is nothing short of relaxing.

Romantic Getaway in Austin, Texas

One of the best spots to grab brunch is Josephine of Austin where you can enjoy unique twists on brunch favorites every day. The lemon risotto pancakes are a must-try with one of their signature cocktails or tea service. 

Visit Mayfield Park to enjoy the gardens, majestic peacocks, and historic cottages. The park is 23 acres with several lily and koi fishponds sprinkled throughout. Surrounding the park is the Mayfield Preserve, consisting of an additional 21 acres of hiking trails and peaceful green space within the city. 

Mayfield Park Austin Texas

The Mokara Spa in the Omni Barton Creek Resort offers the chance to unwind in one of their opulent suites. Get a massage or check out their other packages that include access to steam showers before or after your treatments are available, reservations are highly recommended.

Romantic Getaway in Austin, Texas

The Picnic, a popular food trailer park, is the perfect place to grab lunch. With a variety of food trucks serving everything from smoothies to kebabs, there is something for everyone to enjoy in one of the dining pavilions. 

To end the day at the ultra-cool  HandleBar Austin. Play oversized Jenga or take a turn in the photo booth before heading upstairs to the open-air rooftop lounge area with two bars, a dance floor, and a bird’s-eye view of the activity on the street below. With specialty drinks and Happy Hour specials daily (all-day Happy Hour on Sundays!), HandleBar is the hip neighborhood bar that you will wish you could take home with you. 

Handlebar Austin

Austin offers plenty of opportunities to relax, mixed with active adventures, nature, history, and no shortage of hotspots to unwind with a craft beer and live music. Discover all that Austin has to offer as you plan your next getaway to the Lone Star State.  

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

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Original Cowgirl® Blends Modern Trends & Retro Style With New Vintage-Inspired Collection



RBR Wholesale today announced the launch of a new collection, a line of vintage-inspired graphic tees, tank tops, and accessories that embody a retro period-specific vibe.

The collection includes exclusive licensed apparel from western fashion designer Jess Snell. Jess is force behind Rockin' B Clothing, which creates one of a kind western wear for stars like country music stars Kacey Musgraves and Stephanie Quayle, and TV Personality Sabina Kelley.

"We love partnering with Jess, she is an amazing talent and it is exciting that Original Cowgirl® can offer her fans something of she has designed that can be worn every day." - Kathy Satterfield, RBR Wholesale.

The line also includes designs from the RBR Creative team that call back to the styles of 50s, 60s, and 70s. Inspired by road trips, the southwest, and the ranch where the brand was founded.

For retail, the collection is available immediately on OriginalCowgirlClothingCo.comand select retailers across the USA, Canada, and Australia.

Wholesale Inquiries should be directed to RBRWHolesale.com.


About Original Cowgirl®

Launched in 2007, Original Cowgirl Clothing Company was created to serve independent and boutique retailers in the western lifestyle marketplace.



About Rockin' B Clothing

Rockin' B has designed bespoke pieces for country stars Kacey Musgraves and Morgane Stapleton; designed for VH1, CNBC, as well as multiple film projects, music videos and fashion editorials.