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Keeping the Faith

The school year is coming to an end and that means State Finals are just around the corner. We all go to Abilene with our own goals, while most everyones is to make Nationals, some are just hoping for good, safe, clean runs. One thing about State - it can be overwhelming! There are so many great rodeo athletes from all across Texas and even some from other states that are competing here. We often sell ourselves short; just because you don’t have the most expensive horse or the fanciest truck and trailer does not mean you are any less capable of winning that state title. We all have the opportunity and that is what we have competed all year to try and achieve. Trusting in God to guide you

2017 Miss THSRA Contestants

There are nine awesome cowgirls vying for the title of Miss THSRA 2017. The will compete in modeling, prepared speech, interviews, horsemanship and a written test over the NHSRA rule book. A panel of six judges will score the ladies in each of 7 different categories, with the test score being their 8th score. The panel of judges are: Mrs. Amy Duvall of Henryetta, OK; Mr. Kent Sturman of Colorado Springs, CO; Miss Jesse Budd of Weatherford, TX; Mrs. Gala Nettles of Madisonville, TX; Mrs. Sabrina Rust of Millsap, TX; and Mr. Kelly Baxley of Carrollton, TX. They are an extremely qualified panel of judges that we are honored to have. Now let’s meet these beautiful cowgirls! From Region 1 i

McCoy's Farm & Ranch Family: The Lawson Family of Region IX

Congratulations to the McCoy’s Farm and Ranch family of the month, the Lawson’s! The first generation farmers/ranchers, Jonathan and Jeanette Lawson along with their children Tyler, Travis and Taylor own and operate J&L Land and Cattle, and J&L Agricultural Equipment, LLC. located in New Waverly, Texas. The family has been selling agricultural equipment, custom baling hay and breeding commercial cattle for 25 years. The main part of their family business entails running a commercial cow/calf operation; however, during the spring they are prepping pastures for their fertilized coastal Bermuda hay. “We generally bale 20,000 square bales and 2,000 round bales each season,” the family said. “Dur

Whataburger's Whatakid: Carly Staggs of Region IX

Congratulations to the Whatakid of the Month, Carly Staggs! The seventeen-year-old junior competes in the pole bending, barrel racing, goat tying, breakaway roping, and ropes on the heel side in the team roping. While she might be an all around cowgirl, she claims the pole bending as her favorite event. Her equine partner for the poles (and barrels) goes by the name of Lulu, and while the two of them share quite a few memories, Carly’s favorite is the time she and Lulu ran their first 19-second pole run. She said she is also pretty fond of the memory she has of winning the pole bending in the 2017 San Antonio Youth Rodeo. Carly has been a member of the Texas High School Rodeo Association for

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