Action will continue Friday and Saturday in the 50th annual Southwest Texas Junior College Rodeo.
Rodeo performances are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. each night.
On Saturday night, the top eight qualifiers from the first two days of competition will be featured in all events.
Men's events include saddle bronc riding, bareback bronc riding, steer wrestling, calf roping, team roping and bull riding. Women's events include barrel racing, breakaway roping and goat tying. Schedule of events
(Photo ID: SWTJC's Bradley Edwards tries to stay atop a bull during action Thursday night in the 50th Annual SWTJC Rodeo. The final performance in this year's event is slated Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the Uvalde County Fairplex Rodeo Arena.)
Also on Saturday, rodeo clown and entertainer Gizmo McCracken will be greeting fans and signing photographs at the Oasis Outback starting at 1 p.m.
On Saturday night, popular area musician Billy Mata will sing the National Anthem to start the final rodeo performance. Mata and his band Texas Tradition will play at a dance in the Fairplex Events, following Saturday's rodeo action.
The dance is free for all who attend the rodeo Saturday night.
Tickets for nightly performances are $8 pre-sale and $10 at the gate. Local ticket outlets include Texas Farm Store, Rockin' R Western Wear, WalMart, Country Gardens and Seed, Hondo National Bank, Oasis Outback and the SWTJC Administration Office.
Children 12 and under, and SWTJC students who show a current student ID, will be admitted free of charge.
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