Friday, January 23, 2009

Fort Worth stock show: Mustang Magic

What: The Mustang Magic event at the Fort Worth stock show allows trainers of wild mustangs to compete for prize money. The horses will be judged on body conditioning and handling with trainers demonstrating a free-style routine that can include jumping and roping. After the event, the mustangs can be adopted by the public.

Where: Inside the Justin Arena on the grounds of the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth

6 p.m. today and 6 p.m. Saturday

Free with $8 adult or $4 child's stock show admission

Depression-era program helped shape North Texas landscape

Jan. 23, 2009

FORT WORTH — It doesn’t take long for surviving Civilian Conservation Corps members to relate their experiences from the Great Depression to what’s happening today.

Seventy years ago, these men were employed on back-breaking public works projects across Texas and the United States.

Many of these old-timers believe public works programs similar to the CCC that were started by Franklin D. Roosevelt should be revived in these uncertain times.

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