We’ll have an exciting new stage at Texas Republic Ranch called the Outlaw Cabin. This stage is unique in that it is one of the few around where you will move down range during the shoot. This stage will have a number of other cool features, but you will have to come out yourself to see them. Check out the door on the backside and the outhouse behind the building which is there as a prop. We will soon have flush toilets in our new Registration building.
We had another great work crrew out at the TRR on Friday and Saturday and we got a lot accomplished.
On Friday, Dragon Hill Dave, Cowboy Small, River Ben and Sole Proprietor put up the rafters and one side wall on the Sheriff’s Office before installing the roofing sheet metal. Meanwhile, Jacie Lane and Judge Menday erected roof posts and beams and continued construction on the Outlaw Cabin. Barb Steele was busy organizing the new storage shed on both days.
On Saturday, El Zopilote Viejo, Judge Menday, Jacie, Cowboy Small, Sole Proprietor, Madam V and River Ben converged on the Outlaw Cabin; installing roofing panels, finishing exterior walls and patching walls. The cabin is now complete except for the interior decor.
Finally, we moved to the Mine Cart tunnel and raised the roof there. Great work by all concerned!
Heartfelt thanks to Barb Steele, River Ben, Cowboy Small, Skyfall, Travelin’ Jones, El Zopilote Viejo, Sole Proprietor, Manchaca Kid, Margo Rita, Judge Menday Coming and Jacie Lane for all their hard work on the new Texas Republic Range.
Manchaca, Ben, Travelin, and Cowboy made great progress on the Sheriff’s Office, building a shooting platform, trimming the doors and windows, and fitting the jail cell bars to the space available. Margo was out fetching supplies for the work. Sole finished up the front stairs on the Saloon while Barb and Zopilote finished cleaning up the burn pile. Jacie, Judge and Skyfall continued building the Outlaw Cabin.
TRR is really beginning to look like a Cowboy Shooting Range. We couldn’t have made the progress we have without all of our wonderful volunteers. Thanks to all of you!
Dan Lengefield, AKA A.H. “Hamp” Cox, Texas Ranger, went to that great shooting range in the sky on November 26, 2016. He had suffered from Alzheimer’s Disease for some time. Hamp shot with the Tejas Caballeros many times and he loved Cowboy Action Shooting.
We are thankful for the absolutely amazing work crew who showed up to help with range construction on Saturday, Niovember 19th. Workers included: Sole Proprietor, Madam V, Dusty Leather, El Zopilote Viejo, River Ben, Barb Steele, Cowboy Small, Big D, Margo Rita, Judge Menday Coming, Rogue Heeler, Travelin’ Jones, Skyfall, Gold Dog, Hempstead Plains Drifter, and Jacie Lane.
Rogue Heeler put up the trim in the bathrooms while Cowboy Small and Big D sealed the rain gutters. Barb Steele and Margo Rita continued to prettify the restrooms with brushes, rollers and a can of paint. Jacie, Gold Dog, Skyfall, and Judge Menday completed the platform at the end of the mine cart run. Sole Proprietor, Madam V, Hempstead Plains Drifter, Dusty Leather, River Ben and Travelin’ Jones built three sets of stairs for the Saloon, and nearly everyone pitched it to start construction on the Sheriff’s Office and Jail. Judge and Rogue Heeler started to build the Outlaw Cabin.
We stayed warm during the chilly morning by gathering around the campfire and later we enjoyed chili and fried chicken graciously provided by the Judge and Margo Rita. Can’t beat chili heated in a cast iron pot on an open fire! At the end of the workday, a few of us kept our shooting skills sharp with a little target practice. Thanks again for all your efforts to make TRR a great place to shoot.
On November 17, 2016 we accomplished a lot at the new range. Cowboy Small, Jacie Lane and Hempstead Plains Drifter installed the drain pipes to the cistern. We catch rain water to use in our restrooms. Sole Proprietor and River Ben completed the trim on the saloon. We all took a break to welcome one of our favorite people, Jim No Horse, who stopped by to check out the range. Farr Ranger worked to reinforce the floor for our next stage, the Sheriffs Office and Jail. Barb Steele continued to paint the restrooms and Judge Menday and Margo Rita were busy keeping the work crew fed. Thanks to Everyone!
On November 3rd and 4th we raised the roof rafters on the new Cerveza Grande Saloon. The next step is installing the roofing material. We made good progress on the new Mine Cart stage as well, building the frame for the tunnel. More to come!
Special Thanks to Manchaca Kid, Sole Proprietor, Travelin Jones, Dragon Hill Dave, Farr Ranger, Cowboy Small, Judge Menday Coming, Margo Rita, River Ben, Barb Steele, Rusty Shakleford, Mia Jameson, Bolo Bob, Hempstead Plains Drifter, and Rogue Heeler.
We’re happy to report that construction has started on the new Cerveza Grande Saloon. We began assembling front panels for the saloon which will sit across from the registration building. It’s a “special” place for us both as a shooting stage and as the place where shooters gather after each match to spin a few yarns and to share some food and drink. Come for the shooting, stay for the friends.
Sole Proprieter, River Ben and Hempstead Plains Drifter build walls while Agarita Annie, Nueces Slim, Shootin’ Iron Miller, Sheriff Robert Love, Dragon Hill Dave, Manchaca Kid and Rogue Heeler build floors. Walls were raised on Friday 10/21/16 and the facade was raised on 10/28/16 by River Ben, Manchaca Kid and Sole Proprietor.