TX Cattle Co. Keeps Cattle Driving Tradition Alive
Twice a year every year since 1919, the Huebner Brothers Cattle Company has been driving its herd of cattle across the Colorado River to and from their winter grazing grounds on the Matagorda Peninsula. It’s an event that has been attracting increasing attention in recent years. While to some locals the event represents a bi-annual nuisance, many others from far and wide flock to the area, relishing the opportunity to experience first-hand one of the few remaining vestiges of the old cowboy traditions.
While the presence of boats, ATVs, and drones adds a few modern accents, the main work is still done the old-fashioned way, as cowboys on horseback drive the cattle across the narrow body of water separating the Matagorda Peninsula (actually an island) from the mainland.
This year’s spring drive took place on March 29.