Tearing down the Texas prison rodeo

The Associated Press is reporting that workers have begun tearing down the famed home of Texas prison rodeo. As the story recounts, the Texas Prison Rodeo was a Texas institution for decades. Texas Monthly also offers A Look Back at the Texas Prison Rodeo.

The rodeo became the only glamorous part of the Texas prison system and sometimes drew crowds of 20,000. In the end, the rodeo disappeared among budget cuts.

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