Decatur cowboys battle for title: Brazile announces semi-retirement

Published Wednesday, December 12, 2018
By Brett Hoffman

It's a big time battle between in-laws at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.

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Hashtags captures world title

Published Wednesday, December 5, 2018
By Brett Hoffman

Hashtags, a blue roan stallion, became a big hit last year on the National Cutting Horse Association's aged event circuit, which features horses ages three through six.

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The race is on

Published Wednesday, December 5, 2018
By Joe Duty

Saige Brown jumps from her horse in the junior goat tying at the Little Britches Rodeo.

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Allsup legacy of cutting horses continues

Published Wednesday, November 28, 2018
By Brett Hoffman

The late Lonnie Allsup was famous for marketing his tasty burritos from his string of convenience stores throughout northern and western parts of Texas and in New Mexico. The Clovis, N.M., resident also commanded respect for owning a string of salty cutting horses.

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Keeping champ riding; Local trainers help Pacheco to PBR title

Keeping champ riding; Local trainers help Pacheco to PBR title

Published Saturday, November 24, 2018
By Austin Jackson

It's been weeks since Decatur resident and Brazilian bull rider Kaique Pacheco held up the PBR World Title belt at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, overcoming a massive knee injury to gut out a lifelong dream.

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Riding legend made it look easy

Published Wednesday, November 21, 2018
By Brett Hoffman

The PBR celebrated its 25th anniversary throughout the Nov. 7-11 World Finals at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

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Pacheco brings home PBR title

Published Wednesday, November 14, 2018
By Brett Hoffman

Since he was a boy, Kaique Pacheco has dreamed of becoming the world champion bull rider.

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Pacheco injures leg ahead of PBR finals

Published Wednesday, November 7, 2018
By Brett Hoffman

Kaique Pacheco, a Brazilian who lives in Decatur, will enter this weekend's 25th annual Professional Bull Riders World Finals ranked No. 1 in the 2018 world title race with 5,327 points.

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Blessings’ horse earns honor

Published Wednesday, October 24, 2018
By Brett Hoffman

Under every great rodeo competitor is a savvy animal athlete.

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Major rodeos go indoors

Published Wednesday, October 17, 2018
By Brett Hoffman

Indoor rodeos are very common these days. But when the Fort Worth Stock Show's Rodeo organizing committee opted to hold the world's first indoor rodeo inside Cowtown Coliseum in the Fort Worth Stockyards 100 years ago, it was a big deal.

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Pacheco adds to lead in world rankings

Published Wednesday, October 10, 2018
By Brett Hoffman

The Professional Bull Riders' top tier tour stopped in Milwaukee this past weekend.

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Koontz wins Pasadena rodeo, heading into NFR

Published Wednesday, October 3, 2018
By Brett Hoffman

At 47, team roper Kory Koontz still has what it takes to be very competitive on a world class level.

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Cooper continues to lead world rankings

Published Wednesday, September 26, 2018
By Brett Hoffman

The world's top two rodeo cowboys, world all-around champion Tuf Cooper and 23-time world champion Trevor Brazile, saddled up in Amarillo this past weekend.

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Cowboys, cowgirls return to Texas

Published Wednesday, September 19, 2018
By Brett Hoffman

The top competitors on the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association/Women's Professional Rodeo Association circuit have spent the last month competing in standout rodeos in the Northwestern United States and Western Canada.

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Cooper continues to lead all-around

Published Wednesday, September 12, 2018
By Brett Hoffman

When defending world all-around champion Tuf Cooper competes in steer roping on the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association circuit, there's no playing it safe.

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Former NFL player wins rodeo

Published Wednesday, September 5, 2018
By Brett Hoffman

NFL players have been involved in pro rodeo here and there over the years.

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Cowboys head west

Published Wednesday, August 29, 2018
By Brett Hoffman

The world's top rodeo competitors were in the Western United States this past weekend.

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Young cowboy does more than hold on

Published Messenger photo by Joe Duty
By Brett Hoffman

Ryder Wright was only 19 when he won the saddle bronc riding world title last year at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas.

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Chisholm Trail Rodeo to benefit firefighters

Published Wednesday, August 22, 2018
By Austin Jackson

Zane Lasater has watched and rode in the Chisholm Trail Rodeo, a Decatur tradition that spans back more than 60 years, for most of his life.

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PBR celebrates 25th season

Published Wednesday, August 15, 2018
By Brett Hoffman

The Professional Bull Riders' top tier tour stopped in Tulsa over the weekend.

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