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Texas Historic Tree Project recognizes ‘Frenchie’s Tree’ at Boys Ranch

The old cottonwood tree with the exaggerated bend in its huge trunk has been greeting passersby going to and from Boys Ranch all of its 80-year history. As a matter of fact, “Frenchie’s Tree” pre-dates Boys Ranch by quite a bit of time. Estimated to be at least 170 years old, Frenchie’s Tree has a…

Fifty Boys Ranch seniors shine bright as they receive newly inked diplomas

The Boys Ranch High School graduating class of 2019 were all smiles as they moved their tassels from right to left at the end of their commencement ceremony the morning of May 25th. Fifty graduates crossed the stage in the Ned O. Miller Auditorium to earn their diplomas. They now begin the next phase of…

Baccalaureate service honors Boys Ranch Class of 2019

The evening of Friday, May 24, provided the perfect setting for the 2019 Boys Ranch Baccalaureate service held at the community’s chapel. As the sun gradually set on this still, beautiful evening, several hundred supporters of this year’s graduating seniors gathered to lift them up in celebration, encouragement and prayer. Keeping the tradition of many…

Donor continues tradition of new boots for every graduating senior

Harold Courson knows that a young person cannot pull his or herself up by the bootstraps if they don’t have any boots. That’s why he generously continues to support a concept at Boys Ranch that was started by Western television icon Roy Rogers in 1953. Courson, a longtime supporter, former board member and committed donor…

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