8 November 2008
The branding took place at the NE corner of Spence park before the A&M vs. OU game. The branders were Governor Rick Perry '72, Lans Martin – Head Yell ‘09, Craig Clark ’79, William E. Breen ’91, Mike McKenna ’84, and David E. Urbanski ’81. "The branding of the hide is always done in good fun and builds on the camaraderie of the Texas A&M family," said Gov. Rick Perry. "I am honored to be a part of this tradition again this year."
17 November 2008
The hide will be auctioned during the Houston Touchdown Club luncheon on November 17, 2008 at the JW Marriott Hotel near the Galleria. Luncheon tickets are still available at www.TouchdownClub.org. The winner of the auction will write their check to the general scholarship fund for Texas A&M, the University of Texas, or the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.