Cowboys & Legislators

This is too cool.  The Massachusetts legislature may take up a bill declaring Rex Trailer the official cowboy of the state.

Rex was the host of a kids show on Channel 4 in Boston called “Boomtown.”  I was one of thousands of kids who thrilled to his exploits on weekend mornings.

One of the highlights of my career came just over two years ago, when we were both honored at an awards ceremony. 

Even Rex, still active at 82, acknowledges that Massachusetts lawmakers have more important work to do.

So do Connecticut lawmakers.  But hey, if they saddled up as kids with Tex Pavel or Ranger Andy…why not? 

There certainly isn’t going to be much else to smile about in this session.


About Gerry

I've been covering Connecticut news and sports since 1974. I know, I don't look that old.
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19 Responses to Cowboys & Legislators

  1. Connecticut having an official state cowboy is like Texas having an official state actuary.

  2. Oops. Wrong state.

    Massachusetts having an official state cowboy is like Wyoming having an official state ( Fill in blank )

  3. Mary says:

    Maybe if we had more cowboys on tv, the kids wouldn’t have to watch all that crap they do. I’m thinking lawmakers shouldn’t have time for things like this, don’t we have budget issues ?

  4. Graham says:

    He gets my vote!

  5. Kathy says:

    Boom, BOOM, BOOMTOWN!!!!!

    Next , it’ll be Major Mudd as the official state astronaut! IBBY (I’ll Be Blasting You!)

  6. JH says:

    Love your hat Ger, but lose the string tie.

  7. Jean says:

    In my small hometown of Norwell, MA, my friend was amazed to find that Major Mudd had crashed in front of her house one night. Then shocked to discover that he was also rather inebriated. The next day he went on the show with his arm in a cast and told the kids he had made a crash landinig on the moon! Good times.

  8. Bill says:

    Tim Hollis’ compiled a history of local kiddie TV hosts in his book, “Hi There Boys and Girls”. I got Colonel Clown (Joey Russell) to sign my copy.

  9. Maxo says:

    You don’t have to be from New England to be a Patriot. Rex deserves to be recognized like this. Why not? He has given selflessly to the people of Massachusetts since 1956.

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