Kleberg inducted into hall of fame

Janell Kleberg, of King Ranch, was inducted into the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame last week. Kleberg has been involved with all aspects of ranch work, from breaking, training and showing horses with her husband to working cattle on properties in Texas, Brazil, Argentina and Australia. She also captured the images for her book, “Waiting for Daylight: King Ranch Images from the Past,” on horseback, working in the heat and dust while moving massive herds. 

Kleberg’s dedication to the native lands of South Texas supports the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute for Wildlife Conservation. She collaborated with Texas artist Kermit Oliver and Hermès for six years on a silk scarf that would speak to protecting the delicate ecosystem of the Laguna Madre and the coastal region, which host more species than the Everglades. The resulting limited-edition scarf, named for the research institute, is still highly sought after. It is resplendent with Texas wildlife, and a portion of the proceeds benefits their protection.

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