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Top cowboys heading to Bay City

Twisted Rodeo - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 12:44

BAY CITY, Texas – Many of the greatest cowboys and cowgirls in rodeo make their way to Bay City every March.

It’s all because of the Matagorda County Fair & Rodeo, set for 7 p.m. Thursday, March 5-Saturday, March 7, at the Matagorda County Fairgrounds. They know the opportunity is there each of the three nights to cash in and make the run of their dreams toward the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.

Clint Cannon

Clint Cannon

Bay City also is the weekend home of many of the greatest animal athletes the game, thanks to the livestock from Pete Carr’s Classic Pro Rodeo. This past December, 27 Carr horses and bulls were a big part of the NFR, a ProRodeo record the Carr firm has held each of the past two years.

“Pete Carr has the bucking horses and bulls that are unreal,” said bareback rider Clint Cannon, a four-time NFR qualifier from nearby Waller, Texas. “When I think about Pete Carr, I think about 90-point rides, rock ’n’ roll music and fans loving it.”

A year ago, there were several NFR animals that were part of the action at the Matagorda County Fair and Rodeo, including five of the six animals that guided cowboys to the pay window in bareback riding. Two, Sadies Gal and Utopia, made their first trips to Las Vegas this past December, kick-starting their outstanding campaigns in this southeast Texas community.

Sage Kimzey

Sage Kimzey

“Pete Carr puts on a great rodeo,” said Sage Kimzey, the 2014 world champion bull rider from Strong City, Okla. “I’m thankful he loves the sport of rodeo so much and wants it to be so great.”

Kimzey isn’t the only world champion who follows the Carr herd around the country. Take two-time world champion Cody Wright of Milford, Utah, the reigning Bay City champion in saddle bronc riding. He matched moves with Deuces Wild to win the title last March.

Wright utilized that momentum to qualify for the NFR for the 12th straight year, but there were several finals qualifiers who are regular qualifiers to the finale.

“Pete’s got an eye for horses, and he’s surrounded himself with people who know what they’re talking about,” said saddle bronc rider Heith DeMoss, a six-time NFR from Heflin, La. “You want to go to Pete’s rodeos, because you’re going to get on something good.”

The Carr animals are a huge drawing card for contestants. That also is why fans want to be part of the Matagorda County Fair & Rodeo experience.

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'Jihadi John's' emails revealed

CNN World - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 12:43
It's a controversial question that's sparked debate since officials revealed the identity of the masked man known as Jihadi John.
Categories: International News

Iraqi forces try to wrest Tikrit from ISIS

CNN World - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 12:43
Iraqi forces are doubling down efforts to retake the city of Tikrit from ISIS, even uniting Sunni and Shiite fighters in the mission.
Categories: International News

Netanyahu: U.S. and Israel 'share same dreams'

CNN World - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 12:25
9:33 a.m. - U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power has taken the stage at AIPAC, and is scheduled to speak directly before Netanyahu.
Categories: International News

Victoria Vivians Named CSpire Gillom Trophy Finalist

Bulldog Beat - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 12:25
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Mississippi State freshman Victoria Vivians has been named a finalist for the CSpire Gillom Trophy, which is presented to the state's top women's college basketball player.

Google is becoming a wireless carrier

Business News - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 12:21
Soon, you will be able to buy a smartphone not through Verizon, AT&T, Sprint or T-Mobile -- but with Google Wireless.

Michael Jordan joins Forbes billionaires' club

Business News - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 12:09
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Shatner: Nimoy made Spock his own

CNN Entertainment - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 11:58
In an interview taped two days before Leonard Nimoy's death, William Shatner reflects on Nimoy's legacy.
Categories: Entertainment News

Why Taylor Swift took viral bikini photo

CNN Entertainment - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 11:57
Taylor Swift says she posted a photo in her bikini because she didn't want the paparazzi to make money off of their shot.
Categories: Entertainment News

'Modern Family' episode shot with Apple devices

CNN Entertainment - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 11:57
A recent "Modern Family" epsiode, titled "Connection Lost," was shot entirely using Apple products and revolved around the family communicating via iPhones, iPads and a MacBook.
Categories: Entertainment News

Kimmel rips anti-vaxxers in mock PSA

CNN Entertainment - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 11:56
Jimmy Kimmel took on the controversial topic of vaccination with a mock PSA from actual doctors.
Categories: Entertainment News

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Business News - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 11:55
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CNN Entertainment - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 11:54
Rapper Pitbull talks to CNN's Nischelle Turner about his rise as an artist from Miami's streets to an international star.
Categories: Entertainment News

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CNN Entertainment - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 11:52
In this week's Lisa's Desk episode, Lisa talks about a recent incident involving "Trainwreck" actress Amy Schumer, who is a size 6.
Categories: Entertainment News

Stolen NASCAR vehicle found

CNN - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 11:32
A NASCAR Sprint Cup car stolen from the hotel where the team was staying turned up on a rural Georgia road Saturday -- the day before the scheduled race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, but not in time for the team to qualify.
Categories: National News

Lumber Liquidators stock pummeled after '60 Minutes' probe

Business News - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 11:25
A report on CBS' "60 Minutes" has knocked the floor out from under Lumber Liquidators.

Google+ is about to be broken up

Business News - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 11:20
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Alleged 'street racer' surrenders after fatal hit-and-run

CNN - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 10:53
A man suspected of killing two people during a "street race" has turned himself in to Los Angeles Police. Henry Gevorgyan, 21, surrendered to authorities Saturday night in connection with the fatal hit-and-run that left two onlookers dead.
Categories: National News

Graphic video captures LAPD shooting

CNN - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 10:47
LAPD officers were involved in a use of force incident, described as an officer involved shooting, involving a man who was reportedly homeless.
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