Cooper accused of rigging rodeo

Published Saturday, August 13, 2016
By David Talley

Three-time world champion cowboy Tuf Cooper, of Decatur, has been named a defendant in a civil lawsuit alleging he and other competitors fixed the outcome of a major rodeo in exchange for a large payout in March 2015.

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Rodeo: Stuart ropes top-15 spot

Published Wednesday, July 13, 2016
By Richard Greene

Through four performances at the International Finals Rodeo, Bridgeport's Brett Stuart and partner Tyson Thompson are tied for seventh place with a run of 6.3 seconds.

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Rodeo: Hitting the trail – Cowboy ready to hit long road for nationals

Rodeo: Hitting the trail – Cowboy ready to hit long road for nationals

Published Saturday, June 25, 2016
By Richard Greene

After getting in late from a rodeo Wednesday night, Brett Stuart planned to make a few practice runs Thursday morning at the ring at his home west of Bridgeport before hitting the road again.

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Rodeo: Stuart earns bids to nationals

Published Wednesday, June 15, 2016
By Richard Greene

With a run of 4.78 seconds in the finals, Brett Stuart brought home a second-place finish in steer wrestling at the Texas High School Rodeo Finals in Abilene.

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Rodeo: Steer wrestlers contend at state finals

Published Saturday, June 11, 2016
By Richard Greene

After the first two rounds at the Texas High School Rodeo Finals in Abilene, three Wise County steer wrestlers are in the top 15.

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Bulls win the night; Only 2 riders earned scores at J.W. Hart PBR Challenge

Bulls win the night; Only 2 riders earned scores at  J.W. Hart PBR Challenge

Published Wednesday, June 8, 2016
By Racey Burden

In three hours of bull riding Saturday night, only two men hung on for at least 8 seconds. The night belonged to the bulls.

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Mutton Bustin’

Published Wednesday, June 8, 2016
By Joe Duty

Kids got to take their turn stealing the show in the arena at the Wise County Fairgrounds with a round of mutton busting before the start of the J.W. Hart PBR Challenge Saturday.

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Rodeo: Miller earns Rookie Cowboy

Published Saturday, June 4, 2016
By Richard Greene

Bridgeport's Tallan Miller captured the North Texas High School Rodeo Association's Rookie Cowboy honor.

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Rodeo: Riding away champions – Decatur seniors end high school careers by winning saddles

Published Wednesday, May 25, 2016
By Richard Greene

In the ring, Chase Wilson and Carolyn Spear formed the "dynamic duo."

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Rodeo: Wilson bids for finals title

Published Wednesday, May 18, 2016
By Richard Greene

Wise County will be heavily represented at the North Texas High School Rodeo Association's Finals Friday and Saturday at the Cowtown Coliseum.

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Behind the chutes: Volunteers, staff pull together for nationally recognized rodeo

Behind the chutes: Volunteers, staff pull together for nationally recognized rodeo

Published Saturday, May 14, 2016
By David Talley

Leaning against a fence at the Bridgeport arena, Forrest Walker has his job down.

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Youth rodeo closes out fair

Published Wednesday, February 24, 2016
By Messenger Staff

The James Wood Motors Wise County Youth Rodeo is March 4 and 5 at the Wise County Fairgrounds in Decatur.

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Rodeo: Butterfield event named top five

Published Saturday, January 2, 2016
By David Talley

Bridgeport's Butterfield Stage Days Klement PRCA Ram Rodeo was named among the top five small rodeos in the country by the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association in November.

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Brazile chases 23rd title

Published Wednesday, December 9, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Midway through the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, Trevor Brazile is closing in on securing his 23rd world title and 10th straight all-around championship.

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Rodeo ticket office opened this week

Published Wednesday, December 2, 2015
By Messenger Staff

The ticket office for the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo opened Monday.

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Rodeo: Not horsin’ around – Stuart wins all-around at IFYR

Rodeo: Not horsin’ around – Stuart wins all-around at IFYR

Published Wednesday, July 15, 2015
By Travis Lisle

Brett Stuart's rodeo career began with the gentle nudge from his mother.

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Rodeo: Barrels of fun – Cowgirl earns buckles in first year

Rodeo: Barrels of fun – Cowgirl earns buckles in first year

Published Saturday, July 11, 2015
By David Talley

Carmella Liles is up past her bedtime. Again. After netting first and second in the 4D category at the Bootin' Out Cerebral Palsy barrel racing event in Alvarado on July the Fourth, her day is far from over.

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Rodeo: Stuart makes strong showing at IFYR

Published Wednesday, July 8, 2015
By Travis Lisle

Bridgeport's Brett Stuart is making a name for himself at one of the biggest youth rodeo events in the country.

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Lee, Nunes, Hart prove to be up to ‘Challenge’

Lee, Nunes, Hart prove to be up to ‘Challenge’

Published Wednesday, June 3, 2015
By Brian Knox

This year's J.W. Hart PBR Challenge event in Decatur provided plenty of drama with strong showings by local bull riders.

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Rodeo: Fast Paced – Melvin handles rodeo’s demands

Rodeo: Fast Paced – Melvin handles rodeo’s demands

Published Wednesday, June 3, 2015
By Travis Lisle

Some enter into the rodeo life on their own, while others, like Paradise's Katlyn Melvin, are born into it.

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