The daily STEW (Star-Telegram Editorial Writers): Another year of the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo is history, and once again the Stock Show Syndicate, the Women Steering Business group and local individuals have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to buy show animals from young exhibitors. Do you believe it’s right that Fort Worth invests so much in the Stock Show?
It is a shining example of Fort Worth’s hospitality, culture and history. It is THE event of the year that all of Fort Worth comes together for. Yes, the costs are well worth it. Drew Slate
Yes, it brings thousands of visitors to our great city as well as their dollars to spend here and enjoy the stock show tradition. Let it continue for many more years. Donald A. Potts
Yes, these young exhibitors grow up to be confident young business people. Whether it is in ranching, farming or business leaders. They are taught responsibility and hard work from a young age. They also learn about tradition. Brenda Sibell Vawter
Investing in youth is always right. If we believe in them, it will give them added cause to believe in themselves. Better citizens, better community. Janet Z. Capua
I just think it should be moved to February-March instead. I know not many people were riding those rides — it was way too cold. Gerald Villarreal
What I’m really wondering is what do they do with the animals? Coors won that steer — are they going to put it on a farm to live out its life, or will is be a the company BBQ? I’ve always wondered that.