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March, 2020


March, 2020

If you remember in last month’s article I was heading to my first day of class teaching agricultural economics at a junior college. One month in and things are actually going pretty good.

On the way to class that first day I called my wife and told her “what the hell was I thinking.” I was scared to death but like John Wayne says all over Facebook, “Courage is being scared but saddling up anyway.” Well, I saddled up and went into class. I can’t say it was easy but we made it through that first day of class without throwing up my breakfast.

I think for the most part the kids like me and for the most part I like them. They are all a pretty good bunch of young adults. One of my students actually wanted to interview me for a paper in another class. I guess they feel comfortable with me enough to interview me.

Like I said last month, the ag economics class also counts as a humanities class. They want us to teach the students that life is just one big economics lesson. For every choice you make in this world there is a consequence. You don’t always know how it’s going to turn out. It might be good or it might be bad. Bad choices usually lead to bad consequences. It is our hope that they learn these are not the correct choices, but as some of you with friends can attest to this is not always the case. We all have that one person we know that just can’t make good decisions even though they try very hard to do “right.” And so is life!

I called my wife the other day after class and told I did some “professor stuff” that day in class. I was pretty proud of myself. It’s all coming back, little by little. Choices. You make them. Some bad, some good. The outcome is yours. Own it, regret it, fix it, laugh about it or remember it for next time.

Spring is basically upon us even though as I write this it is 38 degrees outside. This issue already has some events advertised that will be t shirt and shorts weather. Of course in Texas that could be tomorrow.

There are a lot of really good events coming up in the next few months. Liberty Hill, Texas is hosting their annual rodeo in April. It is always a good one to go to and Corey Ross and the Williamson County Cowboy Church put on a great event. The Lee County Sheriff’s Posse CPRA rodeo is in Giddings that same weekend. This is a CPRA Membership rodeo this year and with the extra added money will be on the “go to” list for sure.

The Tejas Rodeo kicks off its new season March 7th in Bulverde. Madisonville, Woodville, Poteet, Lindale and the Big Easter Rodeo in Liberty all make the list every year.

Joe Beaver has his Jr Superstars Roping Easter weekend in Alvarado and Chris Neal will kick off the summer run with his annual Future Stars Roping in Guthrie, Oklahoma.

Regardless of where you go, make sure you get there with the Cowboy Sports News. We are approaching our 30 Anniversary this summer.

Planning my route,

Big Al



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