Dust off your boots and hat in preparation for Go Texan Day! This year it falls on Friday, February 25th. It has been a Houston tradition since the 1950s in anticipation of the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo (HLSR). The Friday before the opening of the HLSR is always Go Texan Day. However, you have an opportunity to see the Go Texan Parade in Downtown Conroe this Friday in Montgomery County.
Time & Place:
This Friday, February 19th come to Downtown Conroe to see the Go Texan parade! It is set to start at 1 p.m. Line the sidewalks to get the best views.
What to Expect:
See cowboys on horseback, marching bands, and decorated floats. Also, Spanish high-step horses will “dance” down the streets. Conroe is also honored to have students from Texas A&M University participate. Both the Fish Drill Team and the Ross Volunteers will march and perform their precision drills.
Another Related Event:
Montgomery County A&M Club is once again preparing to feed the Ross Volunteers before the parade. This will occur at the First Baptist Conroe Church at 600 Main Street. Volunteers are asked to arrive at 9 and begin preparations to feed all the Ross Volunteers barbecue sandwiches. Check out their FaceBook page to find out more information and volunteer. In case you are wondering, you don’t have to be an Aggie to serve. You will be able to see the parade, too.
If you have never heard of the Ross Volunteers, then check out this video. Then you can appreciate their dedication and hard work in the beauty of their movements.
Whether you have lived here for your entire life or you just moved into the area, you can get into the Go Texan spirit by attending the parade. It might help you celebrate Go Texan Day on the 25th and get excited about the HLSR. It is only the largest rodeo and livestock show in the whole world. And it is an easy drive south into Houston.