Bevo XIV, the famed University of Texas sideline mascot since 2004 but was recently discovered to have cancer, died on Friday, the school announced.
The instantly-recognizable steer, with horns measuring 82 inches tip to tip, passed away in his sleep and had been resting at the ranch of his owners and caretakers, Betty and John T. Baker.
The 2,100-pound animal was a National Grand Champion Show Steer who began his time on the UT sidelines at the age of 2. Bevo XIV had a terrific run early. The Longhorns won 25 of their first 26 games with him, including the Rose Bowl win over Michigan and the national championship victory over USC.
Bevoâ€™s overall record was 106-41. That includes a 7-3 mark in bowl games. The steer appeared at President George W. Bushâ€™s second inauguration ceremony in 2005. He was also filmed for the upcoming movie â€œMy All-American,â€ scheduled to be released in November. Read more...
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WASHINGTON (Oct. 9, 2015) â€“ Citing a substantial possibility of success on the merits of their claims and casting suspicion on the rulemaking process, the Sixth Judicial Circuit Court of Appeals today ordered that the EPA and Army Corpsâ€™ â€œWaters of the United Statesâ€ rule be stayed nationwide until the Court can determine jurisdiction over the many pending lawsuits. Philip Ellis, National Cattlemenâ€™s Beef Association president said this action will prevent implementation of the WOTUS rule.
â€œThis is great news for cattlemen and women and all land users who have been at a loss as to how to interpret this rule,â€ said Ellis. â€œA stay by the Court has the same effect as an injunction, and this action prevents the EPA and Army Corps from implementing this disastrous rule across the country. In granting the stay, the majority of the Court sided with the states that the rule likely fails on both substantive and procedural grounds.â€
A three judge panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Judicial Circuit voted 2-1 to stay implementation over concern that burden to state and federal government, as well as private parties and the public in general, from the implementation of the WOTUS rule outweighed any harm to the agencies in keeping the status quo.
The new TLBA Foundation Board held its first meeting on Saturday, October 3. Board members reviewed current financials, discussed the status of fundraising for the new headquarters and Museum and the upcoming inaugural Hall of Fame induction ceremony to be held during Longhorn Weekend. The Board is excited to begin the work of a new fundraising campaign and motivated to see this project become a reality. Here is where we are to date:
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