Texas Ranch Roundup


The Texas Ranch Roundup chooses to recognize outstanding ranches who, over a lifetime, have shown in word and deed that they have earned the respect and admiration of the livestock industry. These ranchers have never sought out the limelight or public acclaim. Representative of the breed of men and women who individually shaped the Texas cattle industry, they are modest, honest, quiet and unassuming. Their success, in a lifetime pursuit of the cattle business, makes them worthy of consideration as role models for generations to come. Indeed for young people contemplating a career in the ranching business, their accomplishments and exploits are an inspiration. The history of the cattle industry is made up of a patchwork of individual stories of hard work, cow sense, sacrifice, luck and accomplishment. The Trailblazer Award winners and their stories typify this colorful history.


2013 Trailblazer Award Winner:

Tom Moorhouse

Previous Trailblazer Winners

Billy George Drennan

Wilson Scaling

John Glenn “Sonny” Halsell

Dudley "Dud" Ellis

Tom B. Saunders IV

Bob Byrd

Glen McFarland

Bill Flowers

Richard Bumpus

Rusty Tinnin

Keith Slover

Paige Baize

George Self

C.M. "Buzz" Dolan

Rusty Culp

Rob Brown

Charles Schroeder

Bob Thompson

Matlock Rose

Buster Welch

Jim Ed Basham

Joe O'Neal

Boots O'Neal

Wes O'Neal

Melvin Mason

Ted Burkett

James E. White, Jr.

J.N. "Buzz" Thorp

Lawrence Harmel

Sheep Morrow

Dick Harper

Luke Smith

Helen K. Groves

Manford Elliot

Richard K. "Dick" Montgomery

Don C. King

John R. "Rich" Anderson

Dr. Wm. J. "Dub" Waldrip

N.L. "Boss" Winter

J.J. Gibson

Ted Gray

John Vance Stevens

Lathan A. Withers

John Gaither

O.W. "Ted" Sorrells

Bob Morris

Roy Boone

Wright Hock

Bill Hemphill

William Henry Green, Jr.

Piney Eiland

George Truett Self

Carl V. Self

Jim Humphreys

Virgil Johnson

G.L. Proctor

Richard Aubry "Aub" Stokes

Tom Blasingame

Jack Idol

Foy Proctor

Watt Reynolds Matthews

Joe Parker

Frank Derrick

G.D. "Nig" London

Emry Birdwell

J.C. "Togo" Moorhouse

Bryant Edwards