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NEWSLETTER Volume 8 - Issue Number 1

Winter 2009

Order tickets early for 2009 TRCHF Induction Ceremony Time is running out to pre-order tickets to the 2009 Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony slated for March 27 and 28 in Belton. The induction ceremony has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years. In order to make sure there is enough food and seating for everyone, pre-regTentative Schedule March 27 & 28 Bell County Expo Center Belton, Texas Friday, March 27: 5:30 Open reception-bar open 6:00 Call to order & Welcome and Invocation 6:00-7:00 Dinner 7:00-8:30 Inductions1.Western Heritage (Dewhurst). 2. Rodeo Personnel (Merrill, Romer, Fisher). 3. Rodeo Couple (Bland). 8:30-12:00 dance Saturday, March 28: 8:30-9:00 Cowboy Church (upstairs) 9:00-9:30 Open Reception 9:30-10:00. Welcome 10:00-2:30 Inductions: 1. Deceased Bland, Burkholder, Worthington, Steiner) 2. Trail Blazers (Cantrell, Woodley, Hogg, Grunwald, Mitchell, Bounds, Gripp). 3. Women (Patton, Hampton). 4. Stock Contractor(Williams). 5. Rodeo Commitee (WTFR). 12:00-12:30. break to serve lunch. 6. Johnny Boren (Davis) 7. Contestants (Logue, Logue, Brock, Puryear, Sharp, Allen, Riddle).

istration is essential. All activities will take place at the Bell County Expo Center. Member tickets purchased before March 9 are $25 for Friday night and $20 for Saturday. Friday night’s ticket includes the induction ceremony, dinner and dance. Saturday’s ticket includes induction ceremony and lunch. A weekend pass for all events is available for $40, if purchased before March 9. Pre-purchase also includes reserved seating. Non-member tickets purchased before March 9 will be $30 for Friday

and $25 for Saturday. Two day passes will be $50 or $75 and will include 2009 TRCHF membership. All ticket prices (including member and non-member) at the event will be $35 for Friday, $40 for Saturday or $60 for weekend passes. Tickets can be purchased by sending payment to the Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame, PO Box 104, Walnut Springs, TX 76690. If there are any any questions please call Ronna Huckaby at 817-991-8049 or e-mail

Induction ceremonies from 2008 available on DVDs The 2008 Texas Rodeo Cowboy Springs, TX 76690. The DVDs may Hall of Fame induction ceremonies are also be purchased on the TRCHF still available on DVD. The DVDs website at provide a lasting memory of the special event not only for the inductees and their families, but also for generations to come. The DVDs come in a standard DVD case and make an excellent gift item. Numbers are limited and they will not be reproduced. Each DVD is available for $16.95 or both days for only $29. Shipping is free and Texas residents should include 7.75% for state sales tax. Make checks payable to the Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame and send to P.O. Box 104, Walnut

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News & Notes Hall of Fame in Ft. Worth inducts class of 2009 Better known for portraying onscreen cowboys, Tommy Lee Jones and Barry Corbin were among six people inducted into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, Texas. The other 2009 Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame inductees are Tyler Magnus, a nine-time National Finals Rodeo qualifier and former NFR average winner in team roping who stars in his own television show; Rope Myers, a former Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association world champion steer wrestler; Ken Welch, a former PRCA champion saddle bronc rider; and the late Jim Bob Altizer. Altizer is a former world champion


calf roper has also been inducted into Tom Ferguson and Ty Murray in that the Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of elite class. Murray hold the record Fame, Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame and with seven. the National Cowboy Hall of Fame . Brazile did set a record of his own however, becoming the first cowboy Texans win in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association to cross the $3 million world championships see page three at National Finals Three Texas cowboys rode out of Las Vegas wearing new world championship belt buckles at the conclusion of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in December. Trevor Brazile repeated as world all-around champion while Stran Smith of Childress won the world tie-down calf roping title and J.W. Harris of May on the world bull riding crown. Brazile of Decatur, had another record setting year in 2008 and became only the third cowboy in history to win his sixth world all-around championship. He joins Larry Mahan,

Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame Belton, Texas Officers Don Howell - President Florence, Texas Mike Hudson - Vice-President Decatur, Texas T.E. Beck - Treasurer Killeen, Texas Ronna Huckaby - Executive Secretary Walnut Springs, Texas Board of Directors Don Ward - Chairman of the Board Austin, Texas

From The President

Wanie Ellis Belton, Texas

By Don Howell

John Este Decatur, Texas

The Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame members wish all of our members and readers a happy, healthy and rewarding New Year in 2009. The board is working at a steady pace in preparing for the 2009 induction gathering coming up in March. This is shaping up to be the best one yet. If you have not made plans to attend, please do so as this is a happening you do not want to miss. The Bell County people and the Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame are joining up to hold a Christmas gala in December of 2009. This will become an annual event and I know the Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame members and inductees will support this gala 100%. More about this will be in our spring and fall newsletters. Rodeo is alive and well and will always be the No. 1 Sport. When you can take a young cowboy or cowgirl to a rodeo and let them experience and see first hand.

Dan James Abilene, Texas

God Bless Texas God Bless Each and Every one of YOU Happy Trails Don Howell President/CEO

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Phone 512-948-5317 E-Mail:

Gary Lynd Boerne, Texas Lou Mallory Flower Mound, Texas Glenda Tucker-Ainsworth Bruceville, Texas Jim Yeonopoius Harker Heights, Texas Ex-Officio Charlene MeWhinney Belton, Texas Pat Wallace Belton, Texas

Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame PO Box 104 Walnut Springs, TX 76690 Phone 254-797-0140 FAX 254-797-2629 E-Mail:

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from page two mark in career earnings. Smith has long been one of the top tie-down ropers in the PRCA with 10 NFR qualifications. Surrounded by a family of ropers, Smith has achieved a life-long dream. Smith is the uncle of Clint, Cliff and Tuf Cooper, and Trevor Brazile is married to his niece. Harris turned in a solid performance at the NFR to win $96,364 and strap on his first world bull riding buckle. The win was hard earned as he suffered five concussion during the 2008 season.

Hall of Fame member Jimmy Anderson passes away Jimmy D. (Jungle) Anderson, 55, of Desdemona, Texas, retired professional bullfighter of 32 years, died Friday, December 5, 2008, at his residence. Services were held Tuesday, December 9, 2008, at the Lacy Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Edmonson officiating. Burial will be at Howard Cemetery, Desdemona, Texas He was born on September 6, 1953, to the late Ray and Margie (Chew) Anderson in Fort Worth, Texas. He married Billie Louise Jones on May 27, 2002, in Dublin, TX. He was a member of the Methodist Church. Jimmy was a Gold Card Member of the PRCA, a member of the PBR, and a member of the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association. He was also a member of the Cowboy Capital Walk of Fame in Stephenville, Texas. Jimmy was inducted in the Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame and was Wrangler Bullfighter of the Year multiple times. Jimmy saved many a cowboy throughout the world with his excellent bull-fighting skills and offered many laughs as a rodeo clown.

Ted Nuce, Jim Sharp, Ty Murray, Tuff Hedeman, Donnie Gay, Charlie Sampson and countless other cowboys owe their lives to this quick thinking, fast footed world class cowboy. Jimmy was always quick to offer a joke and bring a smile to your face. His laugh was infectious, and he was insistent on always having fun. He was a true cowboy with a huge heart for others, especially his family and children. He is greatly loved & missed. Survivors include his wife, Louise Anderson of Desdemona, TX;


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daughters, Brooke, Shannon, and Keely of Stephenville, TX; sisters, Dena Davis of Burleson, TX, and Lisa Cervantes of Burleson, TX; brother, Danny Anderson of Arlington, TX; nephews, Jordan Anderson of Arlington, TX, Ray Longo of Burleson, TX, J.D. Davis of Burleson, TX, and Caleb Davis of Burleson, TX; nieces, Lindsey Heinlein of Arlington, TX, and Jacque Cervantes of Burleson, TX; and many friends in the rodeo profession.

Donations to the Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame Donations thru January 1, 2009 In Memory of Dean Elliott & Family . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000 Inductee Jack Elliott Delois Senez . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eula Thomas, Donna Faye Hinson Hanks, Cody Senez David Hogg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . William Henry “Bill” Hogg Keith & Donna Woodley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lloyd Woodley Nancy Gripp Stokes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spicer Gripp


To Make donation In Memory of, Honor of or to the Building Fund Send Check or Money Order To: Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame PO Box 104 - Walnut Springs, TX 76690 A letter will be sent to the family acknowledging the donation.

2009 Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame Inductees Rodeo Committee


West Texas Fair & Rodeo - Abilene

Guy Allen Dave Brock Bob Logue Chuck Logue Tommy Puryear Rusty Riddle Jim Sharp

Johnny Boren Award Alvin Davis

Western Heritage Award David Dewhurst

Rodeo Couple


Rosemary & R.L. Bland

J.J. Hampton Nelda Patton

Stock Contractor Sloan Williams.

Rodeo Personnel Ralph Fisher Bob Romer David Merrill

Deceased Steve Bland Jack Burkholder Beverly Steiner Jackie Worthington

Trailblazers Bert Bounds Marvin Cantrell Spicer Gripp (d) Melton Grunwald William “Bill” Hogg (d) Ralph Mitchell Lloyd Woodley (d) (d) denotes deseased

2009 Induction Cermony March 27 & 28 - Belton, Texas

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Help Support the Building of the

Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame Museum by becoming a “branded donor” Your donation will be put into our building fund and your brand will be placed, along with your name, in a special section of our newsletter for the entire year (4 issues). Along with your generous donation, we will give you a special gift in return. It is our goal to build this museum to remember and honor those people who have made outstanding contributions to the sport of rodeo in the state of Texas. Thank you for your support.

$100 Silver Brand (you will receive your choice of one branded TRCHF product)

$200 Gold Brand (you will receive your choice of two branded TRCHF products)

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In Memory of Sherman & Sally From the Pressley Family

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To Become A Branded Donor Contact Ronna Huckaby Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame P.O. Box 104 • Walnut Springs, TX 76690 Phone 254-797-0140 E-Mail


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Dee Burk passes away

Ed Bourquin passes away

At press time few details are available but Dee Burk of Comanche, Okla., passed away the week of January 11. He was buried in Comanche. Burk was part of a legendary rodeo family that included his brother, Dee Burk who was a four-time world champion and was killing in a hazing accident at the Denver rodeo in 1945. Dee’s son Barry and grandson Blair have been top ropers for decades with 30 NFR qualification between them.

Memorial services for Edwin Z. Bourquin, 68, Canton, were held at Eubank Funeral Home chapel, Canton. Mr. Bourquin died Dec. 9, 2008, in Tyler. He was born Nov. 16, 1940, in Dallas to the late Earnest Edward and Lillie Mae Nickelson Bourquin. He grew up in Mesquite and lived in the Canton area for 25 years. He was a rodeo cowboy and bareback rodeo champion with the CRA. He was


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preceded in death by his wife of 21 years, Billiruth Popham Bourquin. Survivors include daughter, Karen Terrell, Santa Fe; stepsons, Terry Popham, Duncanville, Johnny, Jimmy and Gary, all of Dallas; brothers, Bobby Boker, Bert Bourquin, Charles Bourquin, Johnny Bourquin and Howard Lee Bourquin; sisters, Lois Reynolds and Bernie Yates; two granddaughters; stepgrandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame Order Form Mail Orders To: TRCHF P.O. Box 104 • Walnut Springs, TX 76690 254-797-0140 or fax 254-797-2629



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Help Build the Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame in Belton, Texas Case Sponsorship Update 1997 1999 2000 2001 2001

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The Johnny Borens Net, Chip, Channon Ollre & Guiton Ragsdale Bobby Joe and Pearl Bartley In Loving memory of Curtis Burlin from his family case sponsorship For Curley Linehan with love, Barbara, Lloyd & Loree Linehan, Russell, Maegan; Glenn & Tammy Schwabe, Glenn, Justin & Kami; Jamie & Tracy For the friends I rodeo with - Ray Wharton In loving memory of Billy Tom Willis: your loving wife Delfa & family TM Smitty & Jean Smith M Bar S Ranch rodeo Producers; E. McHood & T.M. Smith In honor of Dave Hopper with love Joan, Sean, Robin, Payton and Jarett S.K (Kenneth) & Loretta Pressley & Family Mansfield, Texas Billie McBride, Alva Jean McBride Meeks, DeLois Senez, Donna Faye Hinson Hanks, Eula Hinson Thomas & memory of Cody Senez

Today, the Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame inductee plaques have been housed in beautiful wood cases. These cases are proudly displayed at the Bell County Expo Center in Belton, Texas. The cases have wheels so they can easily be moved until a permanent home for the Hall can be built.

Sponsorships allow the cases to be upgraded with lighting. The cost is $500 and a plaque will be added to the case to recognize the case sponsor.

2009 In loving memory of Lloyd Woodley, rodeo producer, and to all the great bucking bulls and horses he owned over the years. - Keith & Donna Woodley

Help Support the Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame Name of Sponsor: Contact Name: Address: City, State, Zip:

Sponsorships are available for past cases and the income will allow the Hall of Fame to install much needed lighting in the cases. Cases house the inductees for a specific year. Only one sponsorship is available per case. This is a ONCE IN A LIFETIME opportunity to play a special role in the Hall of Fame. A brass plaque will be mounted on the case indicating who sponsored it. If you would like to sponsor a case, please fill out this form and send to the TRCHF.

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$500 Check or Money Order Enclosed Return this form and check to Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame PO Box 104 - Walnut Springs, TX 76690 For Additional Information Contact Ronna Huckaby 254-797-0140

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Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame 2009 Associate Membership Application (January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2009) As an Associate Member you will receive membership cards, notification of special events and a quarterly newsletter. We urge you to help with the newsletter by supplying news items that may be of interest to other members. Please sent items to Ronna Huckaby, PO Box 104, Walnut Springs, TX 76690 or e-mail The Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame is a 100% non-profit and tax deductible. Our goal is to one day have our own musuem in Belton, Texas, to display artifacts of our great RODEO ATHLETES from the past and the generations to come. Mail Check or Money Order To

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The latest news from the Texas Rodeo cowboy Hall of Fame.

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The latest news from the Texas Rodeo cowboy Hall of Fame.