The team's name was announced at the Fort Worth Livestock Exchange Building on February 13, 2014, after a name the team contest. The team's official logo was selected by the fans then revealed by the team on March 20, 2014.
Playing at the historic LaGrave Field, the Vaqueros welcomed 2,700 fans to their first home game, and enjoyed an average attendance of 2,000 fans during the 2014 season. The main supporters group for the Vaqueros is named The Panther City Hellfire, a name taken from a historic Fort Worth nickname. The Panther City Hellfire creates a special atmosphere at each Vaqueros game yelling chants, playing drums, and singing songs.
The Vaqueros have a close connection with their fans, involving them in the evolution and growth of the club. When the team was first created and needed a name and logo, the club allowed the fan community to create, submit and vote on what both of these aspects would look like. Many names were submitted, but the final desicion was between Fort Worth United, Fort Worth Vaqueros FC, and Panther City FC, with Fort Worth Vaqueros FC ultimately being selected. Vaqueros season ticket holders do not receive paper tickets to the games, but instead receive a free team jersey that they wear to each game as their ticket into the game. The club supporters come mainly from the city of Fort Worth and the surrounding metroplex communities.
When the Vaqueros first entered the NPSL they had an instant rival in Dallas City FC. With the teams in close proximity to each other in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex there is a natural rivalry between the two clubs. In addition to their conference play, the Vaqueros play a two leg cup series against Dallas City. The name of this cup was selected by the both teams' fans, from the DFW area through social media. The Vaqueros lost the first Trinity River Cup to Dallas City FC in 2014, suffering a 2-0 loss in the first leg and a 1-0 loss in the second leg.
On January 1, 2015, Vaqueros owner Michael Hitchcock, and the newly formed Legend Football Partners, acquired a significant interest in the English soccer club Alfreton Town FC. From this acquisition, Fort Worth Vaqueros formed a partnership with the English club creating a avenue for player sharing, cross marketing, international matches and preseason training in both countries. "This move automatically makes the Vaqueros a stronger organization through the benefits of sharing players, training techniques, matches and the collaboration of ideas from two different soccer nations," said Hitchcock.