6th Street Cowboy Gets His Horse Back

Real Estate Agent with (512) 786-8300

When driving down the street in Austin, a person can expect to see just about anything. Austin, after all, is one of the more ironic cities in the country. The Capitol City, is home to high tech powerhouses, a world class university, and a city that is proud to be progressive. It is also right in the middle of Texas. a state, which is almost a country unto itself. Although myths about tumbleweeds, cowboys and sprawling ranches are a thing of a day bygone, we get a surprise every now and then.

As I was driving home this past Friday night, I decided to cut through The University of Texas Campus area. In the middle of the rain, there were two cowboys on horseback, going along the main drag, Guadalupe Street, headed towards downtown. Samuel Olivo and a relative, earned their fifteen minutes of fame the previous week. Olivo was arrested, for driving while intoxicated on 6th Street. The world famous street has seen many a drunk driving charge over the years, but those instances have usually been four wheels, not four legs. Mr. Olivo had been arrested and caught on video, riding on his horse after a few too many cocktails. Unfortunately, Olivo's horse and mule were impounded, and his story was captured on the local news, in a story that was one of the most popular of the week.

Seven days can make quite a difference though. Mr. Olivo's impound expenses were paid by three donors, and his animals were returned. He vowed to never drink again, while *driving* his animals, and the news cameras (and a few surprised commuters like myself) got to ride along Mr. Olivo's his journey to downtown Austin on horseback.

Posted by

Scott Hayes

Austin Real Estate Agency

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Comments (7)

Kate Reilly Lund
RE/MAX Diamond, Realtors - Edison, NJ

Loved your story, Scott. I love Texas too. Do you have Orange Blood running through your veins?

I really had a cowboy experience last year at a wedding in Fort Worth at the Stockyards! We were the NJ cowboys and my husband and I loved every minute of it.

Your cowboy story shows that even in the wonderful city of Austin, we have cowboys that "drinks a bit".

Have a wonderful day, Scott and hook 'em horns.

I'm in NJ, can almost touch the Rutgers University campus. If you need me, I'm here.

Katie the Real Estate Lady



Jan 16, 2011 03:24 AM
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Munson Realty Southern California Real Estate - Pasadena, CA

That NEVER happens in La scott, here it's drunks in Shopping Carts or Those "little Raskel" moroized chairs! Great story!

Jan 16, 2011 03:57 AM
Roy DuBose
Austin Distinction Realty - Austin, TX

nice to see though that the law enforcement officials that reviewed the situation changed the dwi to public intoxication -- at least someone had some common sense

Jan 16, 2011 08:44 AM
Tish Lloyd
BlueCoast Realty Corporation - Wilmington, NC
Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches

Scott ~  Now that's a great story from the wild, wild West! 

Jan 16, 2011 09:47 AM
Julia Hull
California Real Estate Mart, Inc. - Modesto, CA
Realtor Modesto, California

Hey there....I was in Texas this last week! Dallas at a Networking event....made some very solid connections while I was there. Had a connecting flight in Austin and thought of ya.

Jan 16, 2011 05:47 PM
Roseanne Campagna
John L. Scott RE Maple Valley, WA - Maple Valley, WA
Kent/DesMoines/Blk Diamond/Renton/Maple Valley, WA

Love this story!! I know how important companion animals can be so it must be really necessary or a cowboy to have his working partners.

BTW, I thought his mule was beautiful - what markings!! Thanks for sharing...

Jan 18, 2011 04:09 PM
Justin Dibbs
Pearson Smith Realty - Ashburn, VA
REALTORĀ® - Ashburn Virginia Homes for Sale

Uhhhhhh...that's a new one.  Funny but a little strange at the same time.  Must be a Texas thing ;-) 

Jan 21, 2011 05:05 AM