Some of our favorite Reporter images from the past year
Reporter photos by Ken Esten Cooke, Mike Brown and Lincoln Faulkner
Braden Wallis looked like Big Tex in front of the ferris wheel at the Rockdale Fair. Brothers Tra and Preston Muston borrow the horse trough and find a way to cool off during last summer’s relentless heat wave. These vaqueros enjoyed the first-ever Mexican rodeo, or jaripeo, held in September at Fair Park arena. Steer wrestling can be hair raising, as Clayton Harlos of Jourdanton found out during the 2009 Rockdale Jubilee Days Rodeo in June. Record number of entries lined up for the Tejas Fest car show, put on by Downtown Association. Despite dusty, dry conditions, Citizens National Bank’s annual fireworks display went off without a hitch at fair grounds. Milano saw a light dusting of snow as this birdhouse on Jim Gober’s land shows.