University of Texas

Gary Borders

In the Great Hall of the LBJ library, a 10-story structure on the east side of the University of Texas campus, four floors of glass walls dominate. Encased in those four floors, in red file boxes with a gold presidential seal, are the papers of Lyndon Baines Johnson. 

David Swinney

I met Harley Clark in 2005 while attending a 50th anniversary celebration in Austin of the “Hook ’em Horns” sign. His buddy invented it one night while making shadow figures on the wall of a dorm room. Clark, who was the University of Texas head cheerleader in 1955, introduced the sign to the world at a pep rally. He unilaterally proclaimed the symbol for the Longhorns was now the official hand signal of the university.

Commentator Gary Borders spent spring break in Cocoa Beach, Fla. There, against a backdrop of sand and surf, he was the father of the bride, a rite of passage he put into words.