Once upon a time, there was nothing but pasture and rolling hill country for as far as the eye could see both east and west of IH 35 from Belton/Temple area deep into Austin, Texas.
Those days are long gone. Salado and Jarrell are now fast-growing in hopes of joining the even faster-growing Austin metropolis of cities — Georgetown, Liberty Hill, Leander, Cedar Park, Round Rock, Pflugerville, Lakeway, Manor, Buda, and Kyle.
Where to see longhorn cattle in Round Rock, Texas
While things are moving, shaking, and popping up with each blink of an eye, one thing remains timeless and the same when entering into hill country just north of Austin: the pair of TECO Westinghouse Longhorns.
Keep your eyes open and on the lookout for two welcoming longhorns just south of Inner Space Cavern when heading south on IH 35 from Georgetown into Round Rock.
If it’s not a blistering 90 or 100-degree day, then you can typically spot both longhorns grazing away near the IH 35 frontage road in front of TECO Westinghouse facilities. If it’s as hot as the dickens, then both longhorns can likely be found keeping cool under shade trees closer to the building.
While it’s unlikely, they also may be found in their stalls near the frontage road entrance. Early morning or late evening both longhorns are often not far from the stalls.
Parking to view TECO Westinghouse’s longhorn cattle
Oh and one last thing before I forget, TECO Westinghouse facilities have onsite security and gated parking for employees only.
The only available parking is about 10 yards past the entrance in the grass off the frontage road. The frontage road is quite busy, so please be careful. In addition, please be mindful to adhere to the no-trespass warning sign requesting to stand back 10 feet from the fence.
Stay safe, healthy, and enjoy the TECO Westinghouse longhorn welcome to Round Rock on your way to or through Austin.