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McCoy's Farm and Ranch Family: Region V Parsley Family

Congratulations to this month’s Farm and Ranch Family, the Parsleys! Jeff and Carrie have three children, Jordan (22), Emorie (18) and Cooper (16). The Parsley’s are self-employed and have owned their business, Jeff Parsley Plant Farm, LLC since 2007. They also have a small beef cattle operation. The Parsleys have been in the plant business for around 22 years. For the first 8 years, Jeff was the manager of his parents’ plant farm. Eventually, Jeff and Carrie started their own business which is located in New Summerfield, Texas (Region Five). They are a wholesale grower/supplier selling to farmers markets, produce stands, landscape companies and a few small chain stores. They sell a spring

Whataburger's Whatakid: Jake Kahla

Congratulations to the Whatakid of the month, your THSRA 2019 President, Jake Kahla! Driven, goal-oriented and hard working could be a few words you would use to describe this Jasper, Texas native. Jake just finished up his senior year of high school, and he has a bright future awaiting him to say the least. He has been a member of THSRA all four years of his high school career, and has accomplished quite a lot throughout his involvement in the organization including three national qualifications. He qualified for nationals his freshmen and sophomore years in the rifle shooting competition, and he qualified for nationals in the steer wrestling his junior year. He is also finishing up his yea

Region 1 THSRA/ TJHRA Wrap Up

Even with the abrupt end to our season our Region One contestants still managed to have an outstanding year! We have some outstanding kids representing us at our state finals this year. Although our Jr. High contestants will not be able to compete for a chance to go to nationals this year, they are still extremely excited to be able to have the opportunity to compete for state titles. Tate Thompson, Hunter Corman, Jaxton Stoker, Ryan Timberlake, Jaylee Lane, Slaton Harkins, Abby McCreary, Flint Hill, Thatcher Baumann, Clayton Anderson, Hollis Albracht, Trenton Baca, Clint Cross, Wiley Breeze, Sage Gaillard, Remi Nelson, Creedence Crow, Harlee Gomez, Brylee Madill, Kolton Grimsley, Kashlee Sc

McCoy's Farm and Ranch Family: Region IX Smith Family

Congratulations to this month’s Farm and Ranch Family, the Smiths! In order for their business, Smith Cattle Company & Smith Livestock Transport, to be successful, Lyle and Jody work alongside their four children—Paige (18), Ansley (16), Will (14) and Walker (14). The Smith kids are the 5th generation of ranchers in the family! The Smith’s home base is located in Bedias, Texas (Region 9). Their ranch functions as a commercial cow/calf and calf backgrounding operation. The entire family works together to make the company a success! “I like to think all of them contribute in some way,” said Lyle. “It takes all of us to help get things done – from the household work, office work, to the barn, i

Whataburger's Whatakid: Taylor Mobbs

Congratulations to the Whatakid of the month, Taylor Mobbs! If you don’t know her, you’ve probably seen her face a time or two, as she currently serves as Miss THSRA 2019. The Region VI competitor just finished up her junior year of high school and competes in the breakaway roping. “My favorite part about the organization would have to be the ability to compete against close friends to better each other, and the opportunity to be seen on such a high level of rodeo at such a young age,” Taylor said. Those who grow up in the western lifestyle understand the value of hard work, discipline and perseverance, and Taylor is no exception. “Being in rodeo teaches you a lot about life,” Taylor said. “

Region II Senior Spotlights

Because of COVID-19, Region 2’s season came to an abrupt end. We did not get to compete in our region finals, so the people who were in the top ten after our 10th rodeo at San Angelo are the people who qualified for state. For some people, this was very disappointing, but others were happy with the way that their seasons ended up. I am going to highlight some of the seniors who ended up at the top of their events. For the all-around, tie-down, team roping, and steer wrestling champion, Colton Greene, the season ended on a high note. Even though he ended up on top, Colton was still sad that our season was cut short. He said, “I’m sure not happy with how the coronavirus ended our season, but I

McCoy's Farm and Ranch Family: The Crews

Congratulations to this month’s Farm and Ranch Family, the Crews! Jack and Leslie work alongside their son, Sam (16), in order to make their family ranch and business a success. Their brand has been in Jack’s family for over 150 years and some of the land has been in Leslie’s family for over 170 years. The Crews started buying cattle in 1996, when the market was very depressed. “We gave $360 for pairs and heavy breds,” Leslie said. “It took us almost 3 years to pay for them. Jack’s dad always said that green grass broke more ranchers than drought. Everybody wants them when they are high… no one wants them when they are cheap.” The family’s home base is located about 10 miles north of Goliad

2020 State Finals Announcement

To: THSRA Student Athletes, Parents, Directors, and all Rodeo Personnel: In accordance with Texas ordinance related to Governor Abbott’s executive orders and plans to re-open Texas business, THSRA proposed a responsible plan of action to the City of Abilene for the production of a safe, quality THSRA Finals event. Complying with statewide restrictions is not only mandatory, but also essential to the safety of THSRA contestants, families, rodeo personnel, and the community surrounding Abilene, Texas and Taylor County. Great news! Through much deliberation and discussion with city officials in Abilene and the Taylor County Expo staff, THSRA has been granted approval to host a modified version

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