The Elmer Parker Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Kimble in recognition for being an icon in the Texas Longhorn industry for decades.
“Her love of the breed is undying and is passed down through the generations as you will see her children and grandchildren carrying on the legacy that has been created,” said TLBAA Region 12 Director Steven Zunker during the presentation of the award.
“You can find her mesmerizing school children as she educates them about Texas Longhorns, trailering her cattle in parades throughout South Central Texas, giving TV, magazine and newspaper interviews plus attending many Texas Longhorn events. Many breeders have gotten their start in Texas Longhorn cattle from her program and repeatedly return to see her cattle and her entertaining talks whenever she hosts Affiliate Field Days at her ranches. Her active involvement in the breed includes but is by no means limited to participating in the TLBAA Horn Showcase, Affiliate Shows and TLBAA World Show, as well as consigning and purchasing cattle from various Texas Longhorn sales.