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2009-01-10 13:49:44

Many bull riders in the United States are trading their Stetson cowboy hats for helmets, sporting officials say. The New York Times reported Saturday that while helmets are not mandatory at rodeo competitions, their use is growing faster than many experts predicted a few years ago. The newspaper said that at a Baltimore rodeo last weekend, 23 of the 45 riders wore helmets, marking the first time that those with helmets outnumbered those without. It is huge, said Don Andrews, executive...

2009-01-06 11:29:00

Competitions, Concerts, Cook-Offs and Carnivals in Houston, Austin, Fort Worth, San Antonio and Across the State AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Now that the mistletoe is packed and the New Year has been properly ushered in, the Lone Star State is preparing for the next season worthy of note - rodeo season. Visitors will come from across the country to enjoy this storied Western tradition, filled with sights, sounds, scents, tastes and experiences. With high stakes professional...

2008-12-16 12:24:00

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Tough Enough To Wear Pink Founder Terry Wheatley announced on Wednesday at the 50th Anniversary Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, that the grassroots cowboy campaign to fight breast cancer has reached the $5 million dollar fundraising mark, mostly through the efforts of regional rodeos and western across the country. The monies raised stay locally to benefit community breast cancer charities and go to national breast cancer research...

2008-12-15 17:12:16

Spike TV has announced it is searching for the next big superstar in U.S. rodeo with Toughest Cowboy, a new eight-episode series from producer Mark Burnett. The new sports-competition reality series featuring 12 competitors is to premiere Jan. 29. We are thrilled to be in business with one of the true legends in the television industry, John Griffin, vice president of programming for Spike TV, said in a statement Monday. The high-action sport of rodeo will be the perfect complement to our...

2008-12-06 11:48:00

NAPA, Calif., Dec. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Purple Cowboy is a new wine that will help raise money for breast cancer and launches at the 50th Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas this month. Purple and pink may be an unlikely color combination, but in terms of the professional rodeo community's commitment to end breast cancer, it's a perfect match. This year, Las Vegas will host the ultimate championship of professional rodeo -- the Wrangler National Finals -- and Purple Cowboy...

2008-11-20 12:25:42

The state of New Mexico should soon have its very own cowboy song as a commission attempts to choose the very best song it can find, an expert says. Music commissioner Rick Huff said after carefully listening to 26 musical entries for a state song contest, the New Mexico Music Commission has tabbed Under New Mexico Skies, by Edgewood resident Syd Masters as its winner, the Albuquerque Journal said Thursday. Huff was careful to say that Wednesday's decision in Santa Fe, N.M., did not represent...

2008-10-21 21:00:14

DALLAS, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Get ready to gallop with Hugh Jackman in the December issue of Cowboys & Indians, The Premier Magazine of the West, now on sale at newsstands everywhere. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081021/LATU559) Jackman has played everything from a comic-book hero (Wolverine in the "X-Men" franchise) to a Broadway musical lead ("The Boy from Oz"), from a legendary monster hunter ("Van Helsing") to a time-tripping British gentleman ("Kate &...

2008-10-08 09:00:29

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The modern American rodeo reaches its pinnacle every year at the National Finals Rodeo (NFR) in Las Vegas. What started out in Dallas in 1958, with a total purse of $50,000 -- has grown into a total payout of more than $5.6 million, an annual 10-day 'world series' class event that packs the 17,000-seat Thomas & Mack Center in Vegas with fans who wouldn't think of being anywhere else on earth. (Logo:...

2008-09-28 15:00:33

They gathered at 6:30 a.m. at the Crane farm on Gans Creek Road. There, two experienced horsewomen, sisters Sue and Robin Crane, hitched an empty horse trailer to a pickup. Angie Azzanni, a counselor with Columbia's Granny's House, maneuvered a red minivan behind the trailer, forming a two-vehicle convoy. Inside the van, dozing in pajamas, were four girls: Starr McLaurin and LaShawnda Elliott, both 11, Vernita Chapman, 16, and Arreal Nelson, 17. Arreal's hoodie was drawn over her head....

2008-09-03 12:00:19

DALLAS, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The last time Viggo Mortensen cowboyed up on the big screen, he was a long-distance endurance racer in 2004's "Hidalgo." But in "Appaloosa," the eagerly awaited Western drama previewed in the October issue of Cowboys and Indians magazine, he's shooting straight and riding hard as a lawman in one of the most lawless towns of the Wild West. Based on the best-selling novel by Robert B. Parker, "Appaloosa" follows the adventures of two veteran peacekeepers --...


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2005-06-02 08:04:23

The Texas Longhorn is a breed of cattle known for its characteristic horns, which can extend to six feet in width and have a slight upward turn at their tips, as well as for their distinctive "burnt orange" coloring. "The Longhorns" is also the nickname of the sports teams of The University of Texas and the school mascot is a Longhorn named Bevo. The Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America serves as the recognized registry for the breed. Though some historians disagree, the Texas...

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