How Mesquite Became the Rodeo Capital of Texas

March 29, 2024 | By

The Daytripper Gets His Yee-Haw on at the ‘Rodeo Capital of Texas’

May 30, 2023 | By Chet Garner

It’s hard to believe that just 14 miles east of one of the busiest and bougiest downtowns in the state is our laid-back and unassuming “Rodeo Capital of Texas.” Until recently, this modest town was hidden in plain sight on the east side of Dallas-Fort Worth.

Founded By a Real-Life Cowboy, the Black Cowboy Museum in Rosenberg Embraces the Past and Present

February 23, 2022 | By W.K. Stratton

It may seem strange to start a tour of the Black Cowboy Museum in Rosenberg with a discussion of who invented the telephone and the incandescent lightbulb.

A Bronc Rider Beats the Buzzer at the Jim Bowie Days Rodeo in North Texas

August 26, 2021 | By

How Texas Celebrates National Day of the Cowboy

July 23, 2021 | By Cecilia Garzella

14 Events to Celebrate the Fourth of July in Texas

July 1, 2021 | By Cecilia Garzella

Last year, numerous Fourth of July events around the state were cancelled or reimagined for smaller or virtual settings due to COVID-19.

‘Daddy-O’s Book of Big-Ass Art’ Explores the Artist’s Larger Than Life Artworks

August 27, 2020 | By Joe Nick Patoski

Rodeo is Like Religion in West Texas

May 28, 2020 | By Christian Wallace

Horse Racing, Ferris Wheels, Dancing—Find it All at the Gillespie County Fair in Fredericksburg

June 24, 2019 | By Gretchen M. Sanders

The fairgrounds draw horse racing fans from El Paso to Beaumont and Amarillo to McAllen. “People like watching the races here because they can get so close to the track,” says Billy Roeder, who recently retired after 28 years as a Gillespie County commissioner.

Rodeo and Boot-Scoot Beside the Guadalupe River All Summer Long

April 30, 2019 | By Heather Brand

The down-home, open-air entertainment venue on the outskirts of Hunt got its start in 1925 when Walter and Audrey Crider hosted a rodeo, dance, and barbecue fundraiser to support the local school. The event proved so popular it was reprised the following year, then on a weekly basis throughout the summer by the late 1940s. Over the subsequent decades, the small-town attraction has grown and gained a statewide following

San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Announces its 2019 Concert Lineup

December 19, 2018 | By Kimya Kavehkar

Dust off your favorite pair of cowboy boots because the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo is back Feb. 7-24. The event, which was established in 1949 and brings 2 million visitors to the AT&T Center every year, has released a live music lineup packed with country music stars and other national entertainers.

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

January 12, 2018 | By

From its humble beginnings in 1932 as a cattle showcase, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Feb.

Historic Tales from the Largest Trail Ride in the World

January 12, 2018 | By Susan L Ebert

Members of the Salt Grass Trail Ride, the oldest and largest ride, trot triumphantly on their Appaloosas into Houston’s Memorial Park.

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

November 14, 2017 | By

From its humble beginnings in 1932 as a cattle showcase, the Houston Rodeo (Feb.

Annual ranch roundup in Wichita Falls

July 14, 2017 | By Kathryn Jones

Red sand flies across the arena as ranch cowboys show off the skills of their horses, which have colorful names like Loretta Lynn, Snake, Purr Cat, and Brandin’ Crew.

Rodeo Royalty

February 9, 2017 | By Matt Joyce

Bull riding has been good to Ty Murray. But that doesn’t mean he wants to hop on the back of a 1,500-pound bucking bovine ever again.

Rodeo Austin

February 8, 2017 | By

Sorry, Dallas Cowboys football fans: real Cowboys represent the official sport of Texas, and you can find them year-round at rodeos in every corner of the state.

Duded Up

June 20, 2016 | By Gene Fowler

Bucked off a bronc and knocked unconscious, Florence Hughes Randolph lay on a stretcher at the 1929 San Antonio Rodeo.

2016 San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo

January 7, 2016 | By

It’s time for the San Antonio Spurs to make way for cowboys, bulls, and bands as the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo takes over the AT&T Center and its surrounding complex of expo halls, livestock barns, and carnival and fair grounds.

Pageant of the Charro

March 1, 2010 | By Julia Robinson  

It’s a clear spring day at the Charro Ranch in San Antonio. Warmth radiates from the sun-drenched walls of the cream-colored arena. 

Skeeter and the Cowboy Crowd

December 23, 2008 | By Skeeter Hagler

Sweat, blood, guts, and glory. All of these words seem to go together when talking about a rodeo.

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