Archive for: life membership


Alcalde Docs

The Same Token

As one of the most beloved Longhorn traditions approaches a key milestone, we look back on how it came to be—and its lasting legacy.



The Texas Exes Reaches 100,000 Life Members

It was a warm and slightly humid May morning at the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park just northwest of Atlanta, Georgia, when Erin Peterson was hiking...


History of the Texas Exes Life Membership

In 2012, I arrived on campus as a journalism student from McAllen, Texas. I didn’t come from a family of Longhorns. There was no burnt-orange paraphernalia adorning...


Why We Love Life Members [A History]

In 1957, the Ex-Students’ Association of The University of Texas had fewer than 10,000 members when an exciting idea for revolutionizing membership bubbled...