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.
Were starting a new era……from scratch. Our new Range at Texas Republic Ranch (TRR) outside of Blanco will be a complete restart for the Tejas Caballeros. We’ll keep all of our old traditions of frendliness, hospitality, and a big “Howdy” to shooters new and old, but our range will be totally new. Because there is so much to do building new stages, we may miss a month or two before we actually shoot at TRR. Keep checking this website for updates, photos and news. Before you ask, we will have a mine cart and some interesting new twists to cowboy shooting!
Mark your calendar now…plan ahead …
The Tejas Caballeros will have their last shoot at the Flat Creek range on Saturday, September 17, 2016.
The theme of this shoot will be “Aloha Flat Creek” …. wear your favorite Hawaiian shirt or other attire for this fun shoot…prizes for the best costume!
As you may know, the Tejas Caballeros lease at Flat Creek expires in October. So, we had been searching for a new location and thanks to Judge Menday Coming, we are in the process of dismantling our range at Flat Creek and we’ll be building a new range on his ranch just outside of Blanco, TX. Building of a new shooting range takes a whole lot of work and we are going as fast as possible to get it done. To that end, we would like to ask if you had some spare time to help construct a mighty nice shooting range. Please contact any of the Cabs officers if you have questions or you can join our work crew.
Thanks for your support…we’ll see you on Saturday, September 17th! “Aloha Flat Creek”
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Great shooting by Gold Dog, Kickshot, and River Ben who had no misses and no procedural penalties.