Christmas lights, cowboy-style

There are few landmarks on the relatively lonely stretch of interstate that connects western Nebraska and Eastern Colorado to Denver. But for many who regularly travel I-76 this time of year, there’s one they’ve come to watch for: “Merry Christmas. Eat Beef.” Perched...

You read it here

We’ve covered a lot of ground this year, from California to Florida, from Arizona to Montana. We’ve been “Following the calves” and we’ve checked on “Footsteps worth following.” We’ve told your stories, and you’ve tagged along for the ride. So, thank you, for...

Amarillo or bust: Part two

Though educating center-of-the-plate specialists was the No. 1 goal during the International MBA class, we made sure they were well-fed, too. When I wasn’t snapping plate photos for Black Ink’s Facebook and Instagram accounts, I was taking my own to share. (While it...

Amarillo or bust: Part one

Cattle buyers at the Amarillo Livestock Auction on Nov. 14 were in for a surprise when 25 international guests walked in and crowded along the back wall just after noon. The group was hard to miss — they talked excitedly, snapped sale ring selfies and took notes in...

Game changers met at Angus convention

“When the time to perform arrives, the time to prepare has passed.” The National Angus Convention wrapped up over a week ago yet that quote from speaker Howard Putnam, former Southwest Airlines CEO, sticks in my head. Perhaps that one-liner could sum up the reason...