Seguin is the county seat of Guadalupe county. Here are the young women chosen to represent Guadalupe county as the Miss Round-Up Court.
Guadalupe county also has it's royal court. Here are the current Queen, Princess and Duchess.
One of the biggest employers in Guadalupe county is CMC Steel. Each year, the company puts a couple of their trucks in the parade. One features some of the workers, and one features the families. These are some of the men who work at CMC.
Many parade floats feature the children of the area. Some are much happier to have their picture taken than others.
There are quite a few people who ride in the parade as representatives of different organizations. This young woman's dad asked if I would take a "professional" picture of her daughter. I love it when I am asked to take extra photos. I could tell her dad is proud of his daughter.
These young ladies are braiding the tail of one of the horses. When they are finished, they will add ribbons and glitter to the tail. The horse doesn't seem to care.
Many car enthusiasts enjoy the parade because of the all the classic automobiles that are entered. This Chevelle was trailered, but most of the cars are driven by their proud owners.
There is lots and lots of red, white and blue used for the floats and the costumes.
This dog was on a float featuring rescued animals. He looks so sad. I hope he has a loving family taking care of him.
Finally, this young man caught my eye. Look at his steely gaze.
I love the real Texas look….there's a difference between a Texas cowboy who has no idea his "look" is iconic or desired. He wears his Stetson hat because that's just what he's always worn. There are crisp blue jeans and button up shirts, nothing fancy about that.
This gentleman cowboy was spending a little time outside on the sidewalk during the Artsfest CelebrARTe gala on Saturday night. I asked if I could take his photograph and he was visibly pleased but surprised. I explained that folks in other countries would love to see a real cowboy dressed up for the evening. He grinned and commented that he could hardly wait to tell his wife. Anyhow, here he is.
The real thing, not a Saturday night cowboy.