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Recent Llano High School graduate Ben Walling (center) signs a National Letter of Intent to join the rodeo team at Cisco College in West Texas. Congratulating Walling at his signing ceremony are Llano High School agriculture teachers Joe Dan Tarter (left), Chapel Schuessler, and parents Walling's parents, Wade and Linda Walling. Courtesy photo

Llano graduate and roper Ben Walling to compete for Cisco College rodeo team

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO LLANO — Recent Llano High School graduate Ben Walling began learning to rope when he was only 4 years old under the tutelage of his father. Now, his roping skills will help Walling learn a whole lot more. (more…)

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Granite Shoals resident Michael Tupper competes in the final round of the Texas Junior High Rodeo Finals in May. He scored a 69 to win the steer riding competition. Courtesy photo

Granite Shoals 14-year-old headed to national rodeo

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — One year after failing to advance to the National Junior High Rodeo finals of steer riding, Michael Tupper of Granite Shoals is returning. (more…)

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Young Marble Falls steer rider hangs on for spot at nationals

Young Marble Falls steer rider hangs on for spot at nationals

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GONZALES — Marble Falls Middle School sixth-grader Michael Tupper decided long ago he wanted to be a professional bull and bareback steer rider. He took a giant jump in that direction when he finished fourth at the Texas Junior High State Finals in bareback steer riding in May to qualify for […]

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Trio of young Marble Falls cowboys saddle up for state contest

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Ryan Becker, Tyler Ryan and Tyler Horn of Marble Falls High School are one rodeo away from competing at the team-roping national rodeo. But first, they must finish in the top four at the Texas High School Rodeo Association’s team-roping finals in Abilene. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School students Tyler Ryan (left), Ryan Becker and Tyler Horn after the three qualified for the Texas High School Rodeo Association’s state rodeo finals. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls team ropers headed to high school state rodeo finals

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF HAMILTON — Marble Falls High School students Ryan Becker, Tyler Ryan and Tyler Horn qualified March 8 for the state rodeo finals of the Texas High School Rodeo Association as team ropers. (more…)

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Fredericksburg PBR event brings big-time bull riding to Hill Country

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE STAFF FREDERICKSBURG — When Greg Mohr of the Gillespie County Fair Association says the Fredericksburg Professional Bull Riding event puts fans up close to the action, he means it. (more…)

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David Clements directs Rico, his rescued horse, around a pole during the Marble Falls Youth Rodeo on July 16. Staff photos by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls teen natural horseman despite being legally blind

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School sophomore David Clements has traded in his running shoes for a pair of boots. Clements, who is legally blind though he has some degree of vision, competed at the Marble Falls Youth Rodeo on July 17. While he was at Marble Falls Middle […]

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Scholarships are available for athletes in non-traditional sports

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — If you ask these athletes, they’ll tell you there are athletic scholarships out there that might not require countless hours in a weight room or on a track. Rather, they spend hours standing in front of a target, in an arena and in a boat on the […]

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101 FUN THINGS: Get ready for bulls, barrels and more at Marble Falls Rodeo

The gates to the 2013 Marble Falls Rodeo open at 6 p.m. July 19-20 at the Charley Taylor Arena, located south of Marble Falls at 3053 U.S. 281. The rodeo action cranks up at 8 p.m. both nights. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger. (more…)

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Wave your Red, White and blue on Patriotic Night at the Burnet County Rodeo, Friday, June 14. Saturday is breast cancer awareness, so get out your pink! PHOTO: Stock

Wave your red, white and pink at the Burnet County Rodeo

The Burnet County Rodeo takes a stand against breast cancer this weekend as it stages its annual big bull-stomping, bronc-bucking event. The action begins at 7:30 p.m. June 14-15 at the Burnet County Fair Rodeo Grounds. (more…)

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