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Cowboy Kool makes summer more bearable

June 30, 2021 - 04:00
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    Cowboy Kool was a very popular vendor at last weekend’s Riverfest. Usually located behind the Dairy Queen on Hwy 16 S, Cowboy Kool’s mobility lets it travel to many big events to serve delicious, cooling treats. BULLETIN PHOTO/Chuck McCollough

At the Riverfest event Saturday, visitors were trying to stay cool by staying in the shade and having cold drinks or snow cones.

Among the busiest vendors cooling visitors with drinks or snow cones was Cowboy Kool, a business recently started by Johnny Pollock and Julie Tripp.

Cowboy Kool is a Tropical Snow Cone Trailer usually located behind the Dairy Queen in Bandera, but it’s mobility allows it to show up to big events like Riverfest.

Pollock said the business name reflects the cowboy area and the cool drink, which tastes especially good in summer.

“We started this business because we saw a need for something in the community for the young people to have a place to hang out and cool off. We will be at our location behind Dairy Queen seven days a week other than special events like the Fourth of July,” said Pollock.

The menu of snow cones includes Bahama Mama, Cherry Blaster, Funky Monkey, Mango Madness and Fuzzy Navel.

“We had a very busy Saturday at the Riverfest from start to close,” Julie Tripp.

“Our kids, Will Pollock and Mikaela Loman, are the artists that created our logos,” Tripp said.

Johnny Pollock is a retired rodeo cowboy and horse trainer who competed in the saddle bronc riding in the PRCA for 20 years.

His accomplishments include PRCA Gold Card Member, PRCA Texas circuit champion, 14-time Texas circuit finalist, and two-time college national finalist.

“Both of my children are actively involved in rodeo. They are Will Pollock and Lanie Pollock,” he said.

“I was born and raised in Bandera and grew up involved in rodeo,” Julie Tripp said, who is the office manager for Bandera Family Practice.

“My daughter, Mikaela, is currently attending Tarleton University in Ste phenville and will graduate in December. She is actively involved in roping and barrel racing,” she said

“My son, Hayden is a senior at Utopia High School and is actively involved in basketball and baseball,” Tripp said.

For more information call (830) 522-0926 or visit Cowboy Kool on Facebook.