Annual Mexia Rodeo a sloppy good time

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Sometimes you gotta jump off the best way you know how, as this cowboy did opening night of the annual Mexia Rodeo. Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
Opening night of the 84th Annual Mexia Rodeo could have been called “Mudeo” after a late afternoon thunderstorm turned the arena floor into a mud bath for cowboys and cowgirls.
Despite the wet conditions, the rodeo played on. It didn’t seem to really bother the competitors except for the fact they might have to pay a little extra at the cleaners to get all the muck and mud out of those starched jeans and shirts.
Renowned rodeo announcer T.C. Long and Ronald the Rodeo Clown kept the crowd in stitches with their humorous bantering back and forth throughout the event.
Groesbeck’s Emily Wilson performed the national anthem prior to things getting underway.

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