|(HOUSTON, TX) – The Harris County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) Junior Mounted Posse will help deliver special proclamations to surrounding cities and counties officially inviting them to the upcoming season of the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo (HLS&R). And they’re doing it the “pony express” way!|
On Thursday, the junior deputies will be presented with the proclamations by Sheriff Adrian Garcia and representatives from Harris County Judge Ed Emmett’s Office, City of Houston Mayor Annise Parker’s Office and the HLS&R.
The documents are a formal invitation to neighboring cities and counties to the 79th Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo at Reliant Center next year.
The Posse will deliver, on horseback, the first of these proclamations on January 15 to the towns of Columbus, Weimar and Hallettsville in Colorado and Lavaca Counties respectively.
The youngsters will be clad in matching cowboy hats, boots, chaps, vests and badges.
The HLS&R, which honors Texas Western tradition, begins with a parade on February 26, 2010 in downtown Houston.
About 20 junior deputies from age 6 to 18 make up the HCSO Junior Mounted Posse. The group, in its 60th year, is the oldest youth riding group in Texas.
WHO: HCSO Junior Mounted Posse
WHAT: Receipt of proclamations from Sheriff Garcia
promoting the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
WHEN: Thursday, December 30, 2010
WHERE: HCSO Tomball Substation
23828 Tomball Pkwy.