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Rex was honored with the Originality Award at the 2002 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Parade for his gate "Pullin'Billy" on the float sponsored by Ranch Style Beans.

Originality Award
Pullin' Boy on Float

Rex was also honored with the Judges Award at the 2002 Celebrate Texas/Texas Independence Parade that kicked off the Austin/Travis County Livestock Show and Rodeo for the Steel Horse Studio float that featured his gate "Pullin Billy", a Texas Jackrabbit with cactus gate, and a guitar gate to represent the Austin music scene.

Austin Parade Float
Judges Award

In 2003 Rex designed the trophies for the Texas Independence Parade.

2003 Texas Independence Parade Trophy
2003 Texas Independence Parade Trophies on Table

Media Coverage

Profiled by reporter Jim Swift on KXAN-TV Channel 36 Austin on May 19, 2002 in Jim's "Out on the Porch" newscast series.

Feature story by Austin American Statesman art critic Michael Barnes on November 22, 2001 in the "Portrait of an Artisan" series.

Feature story in the North Lake Travis Log on August 9, 2001.

Featured "Texas Jackrabbit" gate in the September/October 2002 issue of Traditional Building magazine.

Featured "Double Cactus" gate in the January/February 2003 issue of Traditional Building magazine

Featured Copper Lone Star and Cactus gate on front cover of Fall 2003 issue of King Ranch Saddle Shope Catalogue celebrating the 150th anniversary of the King Ranch

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