Celebrate the vaquero lifestyle during Hispanic Heritage event

Published on September 28, 2022

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View a livestream of the City of Fort Worth’s Hispanic Heritage Month Employee Celebration, “Viva el Vaquero: The Evolution of the Cowboy.”

The event can be viewed noon-1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 6, on FWTV and the City’s YouTube channel.

The program will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a historical presentation and cultural performances. Here are the highlights:

  • “Viva el Vaquero: The Evolution of the Cowboy” will include an employee-prepared presentation on the history of the vaquero and its significance to Fort Worth.
  • Discussion with Marecela Fuentes, an author and professor of Latino/a studies and creative writing, who will share excerpts from her recently published essay, “A Single Silver Spur,” which weaves the history of charro and her reflection as a female learning the skills of the male-dominated charro.
  • Lasso demonstration from a vaquero with the Fort Worth Herd.

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated nationally every year from Sept. 15-Oct. 15.



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