‘Cowboy Pride’ statue dedication shows love for community

EDNA, Texas – A statue with a cowboy riding a horse now sits just along the highway on the outskirts of the city.

Cowboy Pride statue in Edna, Texas

“Cowboy Pride” statue in Edna, Texas

Cowboy Pride statue in Edna, Texas

“Cowboy Pride” statue in Edna, Texas

A project that has been several years in the making, come to life with a dedication ceremony in Edna Friday morning.

“Cowboy Pride” was designed and constructed by Douglas Clark, an Edna native and artist.

“I owe the city so much,” said Douglas Clark, the sculpture of the statue. “Growing up here, there was no place better for me than Edna, Texas and now I’m proud to give a little something back.”

The Edna High School Cowboy Band performed throughout the ceremony, Adysen Malek sang several country songs, as well as the National Anthem.

Remarks were made by Edna mayor Lance Smiga, pastor Andy Schroer, former Edna mayor Joe Hermes, Vidal Garcia with Las Aguilas, and Patt Schiewitz.