1,000 prehistoric fish released into East Texas Lake
Updated: Jun. 23, 2022 at 12:09 PM CDT
“This fish is the oldest surviving species on our continent,” Overdyke says. “It’s 350 million years old, which makes it 50 million years older than the dinosaurs.”
There used to be six species of paddlefish on the planet, but this is the only one remaining. and it’s threatened in the state of Texas.
Rodeo fans can see bull riding, calf-roping, bronc-riding along with specialty acts like trick rider Madison Schalla. “Families get together, and still to this day get together, and go to the rodeo,” Director Kyle Moore says.
Great Texas Balloon Race Event Coordinator Bill Bussey said there is a full week of flying to see next week, because the U.S. National Hot Air Balloon Championship is in Longview the same week as the Great Texas race.