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Lajitas, Texas: Clay Henry: Goat Mayor

Mayor Clay Henry V is the fifth elected goat mayor of this tiny Texas Rio Grande town (The four previous goats were also named Clay Henry). If you buy him beverage, he'll drink it.

Address:
55 Main St., Lajitas, TX
Directions:
Outdoor pen at General Store and Gas. On the north side of Hwy 170. The store is easy to find; it's the only business in town.
Hours:
Store daily 8-6 Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Admission:
Free
RA Rates:
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Clay Henry, goat mayor.

Clay Henry: Famous Beer Drinking Goat

Clay Henry (presumably the fifth) is alive, well, and still in Lajitas. He's developed a bit of a sweet tooth and now prefers Smirnoff Ice or Seagram's over beer, and will gladly wolf down a Moonpie, his favorite snack.

[Dillon Mathie, 10/23/2023]

Generations of beverage-imbibing Clay Henrys have served as mayor of Lajitas since the first one arrived in the early 1990s.

Clay Henry, Mayor of Lajitas.

Elected Mayor is a Goat

This is the third goat elected mayor.

[Donna and Bill Blum, 01/05/2016]

Mayor Clay Henry III succeeded Mayor Clay Henry II, who head-butted his father to death, Mayor Clay Henry I, in a dispute over a she-goat. The first Clay Henry is stuffed and on display in the Starlight Theatre Saloon in nearby Terlingua. Clay Henry and his son were beer-drinkers; Clay Henry III drinks Gatorade.


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In the region:
Clay Henry - Famous Beer-Drinking Dead Goat, Terlingua, TX - 10 mi.

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