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Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo

Tim O'Connell watching rodeo events before his bronc ride
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Tim O’Connell has won three world championships in bareback bronc riding. Last week, he stepped into Dickies Arena at the beginning of this new season to try to claim another. 

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The Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo is a major stop on the professional rodeo circuit, and nationally-ranked bareback rider Winn First Ratliff, 29, is hoping to win big. 

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A 1,329-pound steer named Mufasa was sold for $200,000 at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo, which ended its 23-day run Sunday.


The Fort Worth Stock Show isn’t only for cows and grownups. On Sunday, there was a special one-day exhibit just for kids, called “Kids Gone Wild,” presented by the Texas Wildlife Association. And for the past five years, it’s taught youngsters about the great outdoors, conservation, hunting and how to shoot.


Over the past 120 years of the Fort Worth Stock Show, most people will happily tell you it's the animals that keep them coming back. 

For Many, Fort Worth Stock Show Is A Family Tradition

Jan 18, 2016

Cowboys and cowgirls in their boots and Stetsons are making their way to the 120th Fort Worth Stock Show. The 23-day event celebrates life on the ranch with poultry shows, horseback riding and rodeos, among many other attractions. Visitors say their annual visits to the stock show are less about the show itself and more about preserving family tradition. 

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The 119th Fort Worth Stock Show opened Friday. The annual 23-day event celebrates western heritage and life on the ranch with livestock competitions and sales. 

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St. Patrick’s Day isn’t until Monday, but a lot of people are already wearing green. At the Fort Worth Stock Yards saturday, free events are planned for kids and their families attending the Cow Town Goes Green parade. In Dallas, there’s the annual St. Patrick's Day run, followed by a parade on Greenville Avenue at 11am.

Five stories that have North Texas talking: a former Dallas Cowboys player is convicted of intoxication manslaughter; the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo is underway; Hispanics or Latinos?; and more.

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They ride for prizes. But the horsemen and women of The Cowboys of Color Rodeo - who appeared Monday at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo -  say they also ride for pride and freedom.