Why is There a Hank the Cowdog Statue in This Texas Town?

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Hicks also travels with a Styrofoam statue of Hank, visiting schools, and sharing copies of “Ranching and Livestock,” which is the first book Erickson wrote in the informative Ranch Life series. After they read the book, students are then asked to write a letter. Their options are to write it to Hank, or write it as Hank, which assists the fourth-grade students with both writing and reading comprehension, part of the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) tests. The result is an increased interest in all things Hank-related in San Angelo. If that means more 10-to-12-year-olds visit Heritage Park or learning more about ranching… inadvertently… that’s not such a bad connection to stumble upon.

If you’re a Hank the Cowdog fan, you’ve got to see this rare, forgotten test footage for the Hank the Cowdog animated series pilot!

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