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Gladewater: Saddle up for round-up

From Staff Reports
June 5, 2012 at 10 p.m.


Rodeo competitors from across the country are arriving in Gladewater for the 75th anniversary of the Round-Up Rodeo, which begins its four-night run today.

The Gladewater Round-Up Rodeo was founded in 1937 by local businessman J.N. "Jack" Yates, a Sioux Indian from North Dakota who moved to Gladewater during the oil boom.

From its humble beginnings, the rodeo has earned national recognition and ranks among the top rodeos in Texas and in the top 10 percent in the nation.

The rodeo starts at 8:15 nightly, today through Saturday. The Thursday night rodeo will be "tough enough to wear pink" night. Attendees and participants are encouraged to wear pink, and a donation will be made to Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure for breast cancer awareness.

Tickets went on sale Monday. Class A tickets are $14, and Class B tickets are $12. To order tickets, call (903) 845-5126 or visit the rodeo grounds between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

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