Sylvia Caldwell Rankin, Editor/TCFA

Meet a famous Cauble ‘Cowboy Chef’!

by Sylvia Caldwell Rankin, Editor/TCFA on February 13, 2012

This interview with Bill Cauble and Cliff Teinert was published on the website in the “Texas Hot Chefs” column.
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‘Texas Hot Chefs’ breaks out of the mold a bit with Bill Cauble and Cliff Teinert. Unlike most featured chefs, neither of these gentlemen presently owns a restaurant. Yet either individually or together they have prepared great meals for one Mexican and two U.S. presidents, one First Lady, one Thai Queen, and an array of ranching aristocracy. That’s an impressive resume that few chefs can hope to match.

Where Cauble and Teinert have an advantage over restaurant chefs is that they’re cowboy cooks. Their primary kitchen is a portable one the chuck wagon and their clientele knows what it wants — great tasting meals centered around beef.

Sometimes, they’re cooking on Texas rangeland; other times they’re far away from Texas like at the presidential retreat of Camp David where in the 1980s Teinert prepared a meal for Mexican President Jose Lopez Portillo, President Ronald Reagan and future President George H.W. Bush. And at least once a year Cauble and Teinert cook for internationally recognized events such as the Chuck Wagon Gathering at the National Cowboy Museum and Western Heritage Center in Oklahoma City.

Consumers now can enjoy their unique, delicious style of cooking through their recent collaborative cookbook ‘Barbecue, Biscuits & Beans‘ published by Bright Sky Press of Albany, Texas, and New York, N.Y. To purchase copies, visit the publisher’s web site at or call toll-free 1-866-933-6133.   [Keep on reading …]

We Remember Todd Christmas …

by Sylvia Caldwell Rankin, Editor/TCFA on February 13, 2012

November 29, 2004

CPT Todd Christmas [D6.10.321], stationed at Fort Hood and a native of Wagon Mound, New Mexico, was among the seven killed in the helicopter crash near Waco, Texas. The UH-60 Black Hawk, bound for the Red River Army Depot in Texarkana, went down in a field about 30 miles northeast of Fort Hood, after hitting a web of support wires on a TV transmission tower in the fog.

He had returned from a tour in Iraq. Todd was a Texas Aggie. His parents are Becky and Brad Christmas [D6.10.32], ranchers at Wagon Mound, NM. Todd was “an American hero who died doing what he loved. He was an amazing husband, loving brother, son and friend. All who knew him were touch by his spirit. Captain Christmas was proud to serve his country,” according to a statement released by his parents.

On the left: BG Charles B. Allen, 4th Infantry Division (also killed in the crash). Second from the left is CPT Todd Christmas. Photo taken at the Sesquicentennial Celebration at Ft. Davis, Texas.

Fire Destroys Home

by Sylvia Caldwell Rankin, Editor/TCFA on February 13, 2012

December 15, 2004

On Wednesday night the home of Robert and Molly Cauble of Albany, Texas was destroyed by fire and they basically lost everything. Fortunately, they and their two young sons escaped unharmed. The fire started in the boys’ bedroom, and they along with Robert lost everything except what they were wearing. They managed to save some of Molly’s clothes but the smoke damage was so bad they may not be salvageable. I think it is very important that we help our family members in times like this and The Texas Cauble Family Association has set up a fund in their name. If you would like to help, please send your donation to Gwen Chick, Treasurer, 132 Westridge Trail, Weatherford, TX 76087 and designate that it is for the ‘Robert & Molly Fund’.

Robert is the son of the late Larry J. Cauble and Renee Cauble of Albany and nephew of Bill and James Cauble. Robert and his family attended the reunion last June

Thank you and may God bless you.
James Cauble, President/Texas Cauble Family Association