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December 18, 2020

Top Texas Wine: Ron Yates

Ron Yates Tempranillo, Friesen Vineyard, Texas High Plains, 2017, was named Top Texas Wine at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ 2021 Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition held Nov. 13-15 at NRG Center in Houston.

June 22, 2018

The Jackie Robinson of Rodeo

Five decades ago, Myrtis Dightman broke the color barrier in professional rodeo and became one of the best bull riders who ever lived. But his imprint on the sport was only just beginning.

Sports |
January 20, 2013

Sports

Hot hurdling in Giddings, super six-man football in Gordon: Ten towns that got game.

Sports |
December 1, 2009

How to Barrel Race

History As with most rodeo events, pinpointing barrel racing’s exact origin is near impossible. “It probably started out as pretty women on fast horses, but now it’s a competitive sport for serious athletes,” says Martha Josey, a world-champion barrel racer, Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Famer, and co-owner of Josey

The Culture |
July 31, 2001

Queen of the Rodeo

For teenage girls in the Hill Country town of Llano, life can be short on glamour and excitement—except at the annual rodeo, when one of them gets a rhinestone tiara and a rare, thrilling moment of glory.

Last Page |
February 1, 1997

Bill Pickett

What was Bill Pickett’s nickname, and how did he wrestle steers to the ground?

Feature |
April 1, 1995

Clowning Around

They crack wise while bulls charge them, and fans eat it up. A look at rodeo’s real ring leaders.

Art |
July 31, 1992

Rodeo Reliquary, 1991

After a visit abroad in 1987, Sean Earley transformed his art. He returned steeped in Italy’s ubiquitous religious imagery, eager to paint the icons of his home state’s country and western myths (see “Earley Texas,” TM, December 1990). In this memorial scene, the Rodeo Queen presides over ascending contestants. Set