If They Can't Get People to Come to Victory Park, Well, There's Always Cattle
|Photos by Kimberly Thorpe|
|Whatever you do, do not look at the video board behind you.|
"We brought nine Longhorns this year," said Wes Sander, moving out of the way of his horse while it relieved itself on the plaza. The cattle normally wander his ranch in Woodward, Oklahoma. "We were going to bring more, but the rain flooded the park."
Like last year, this year's promotional "cattle drive" was scheduled to take place at Trammell Crow Park at the Trinity River. But that whole area is under a few feet of water, so Texas Stampede organizers had to improvise.
"They wouldn't just let us run it through," recalls Mark Armstrong, a member of the Texas Stampede. "There were a couple that got loose and went into a parking garage." Certainly don't have that problem in Victory Park. No parking garages. No people, either.