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All-western parade kicks off Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo

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FORT WORTH, TEXAS, January, 11, 2022 – Everyone loves a parade and the streets of downtown Fort Worth will be filled with the sights and sounds of horses, riders, marching bands and wagons – pulled with authentic horsepower – on Jan. 15 when the Fort Worth Stock Show’s All-Western Parade beginning at 11 a.m.  

More than 120 organizations, including an impressive 2,000 horses, are entered in this year’s parade. Entries categories include: Riding Clubs / sheriff posses; floats / horse-drawn vehicles; and 3) bands and marching groups. The stock show’s parade has stuck its historical roots.  

 “It’s fascinating to realize that a parade was used to draw people to the first Stock Show in 1896 which was held under some trees near Marine Creek on the city’s Northside,” said Stock Show President and General Manager, Bradford S. Barnes. “While this year’s will certainly be a larger parade, it still carries the spirit of that first Stock Show in full western flare.”   The words “All Western” have true meaning; no motorized entries are allowed. One exciting aspect will be the appearance of the celebrated Budweiser Clydesdales, who will also appear at the Stock Show’s rodeo beginning January 21. The impressive group of eight equines will also be on exhibit in the Burnett Building at the Will Rogers Memorial Center during the Stock Show’s full 23-day run.   

 The 2022 parade will navigate from the Tarrant County Courthouse on Main Street, proceeding south through Sundance Plaza to 9th Street, turn west on 9th Street to Houston Street, then flow north on Houston Street ending back at the Tarrant County Courthouse. The parade is free to the public, but reserved seating is available.  

 Reserved Seating / Ticket Purchases: Tickets can be purchased by calling 817-877-2420 or at the Dickies Arena Box Office located at 1911 Montgomery Street – southwest side of the venue. Ticket sales end at noon on Thursday, January 13.   Reserved seating is available in Sundance Square for $25 and the Fort Worth Convention Center on Ninth Street for $15. Sundance Square ticket holders can enjoy face painting and other activities. With each reserved seat purchased, patrons will receive a one-day general admission ticket to the Stock Show (rodeo performances not included). 

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Snow pictures abound this week

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(Top) This family of four snowmen was created by Lennox, Parx and Ross Houston on McWilliams Drive late Tuesday as a hefty snow fell. (Courtesy photo)

Sam and Charlie Goad built this snowman Tuesday night. Thank you to everyone who sent in their snowy photos from this week’s snow. We had more than 150 submissions on our Facebook page. We appreciate your participation. (Courtesy photo)
Courtney and Quinn McEwen built their snowman as Tuesday night’s darkness rolled in. (Courtesy phot)
Rebecca Gilliland captured her kids on this trampoline in the snowy woods. (Courtesy photo)
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So far incumbents fill most ballots for Nocona races

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A week and a half into election filing season, all the Nocona entities have all of their incumbents registered to run on the May ballot.
Potential candidates have until Feb. 17 to file for the May 6 election.
For the Nocona City Council candidates include Mayor Robert Fenoglio and Council members Don Davis and Robert Fuller. Terms run two years.
The NISD has two places on the ballot: Place 5 filled now by J.W. Patterson and Place 7 filled by Jay Womack. Both incumbents have filed, along with Gary Eldred for place seven. School board terms run three years.
The Nocona Hospital District Board has four places open on the ballot. They are filled by Kristal Ferguson, Chris Keck, Ken Koontz, and Paula Webb. All the incumbents have filed. These terms run two years.
These were the candidates as of Thursday afternoon.

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Alzheimer support groups meet locally

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The Alzheimer’s Association North Central Texas Chapter will host family support group meetings for caregivers in Bowie and Nocona.
The Nocona group will meet at 2 p.m. on Feb. 7 at Grace Care Center of Nocona. The Bowie group will meet at 2 p.m. on Feb. 8 at Advanced Rehabilitation and Healthcare of Bowie.

The support group is free and is open to caregivers, family members and friends of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
The support groups are a safe haven of understanding, companionship and encouragement for those who are often lost in the maze of this complicated, mysterious disease.
There will be monthly gatherings for members to share experiences, knowledge and provide emotional support as well as coping skills in matters relating to caregiving.
The groups also provide a forum for learning, with educational topics discussed concerning dementia-related issues.
For further information and a complete listing of groups, call the Alzheimer’s Association- North Central Texas Chapter at 940-767-8800 or 1-800-272-3900, or visit alz.org/northcentraltexas.

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