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Flores to compete at National High School Rodeo
by Melissa K. Lovett
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Winners of the #11 roping were Trey and Seth Lopez of Beeville. The Flores family greatly appreciates all the help his friends and local rodeo community in helping Hondo compete at the national level.
Contributed photo Winners of the #11 roping were Trey and Seth Lopez of Beeville. The Flores family greatly appreciates all the help his friends and local rodeo community in helping Hondo compete at the national level.
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The winner of the benefit team roping event for Alejandro (Hondo) Flores was Beeville's Robert Martinez. He won hte saddle showm=n and is at right with Hondo at left. The benefit was to help Flores with expenses in getting to the National HIgh School Rodeo finals in Rock Springs Wyoming.
Contributed photo The winner of the benefit team roping event for Alejandro (Hondo) Flores was Beeville's Robert Martinez. He won hte saddle showm=n and is at right with Hondo at left. The benefit was to help Flores with expenses in getting to the National HIgh School Rodeo finals in Rock Springs Wyoming.
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Alejandro "Hondo" Flores, 17, a 2013 GWHS graduate will be competing at the High School Rodeo Finals on July 14-20 in Rock Springs, Wyo. Flores is the son of Robert and Ida Flores of George West.  He is the grandson of Lupe Martinez and the late Adan Martinez of George West, and the grandson of Emiliana Flores and the late Robert Flores Sr. of Beeville.
Dave Jennings photo Alejandro "Hondo" Flores, 17, a 2013 GWHS graduate will be competing at the High School Rodeo Finals on July 14-20 in Rock Springs, Wyo. Flores is the son of Robert and Ida Flores of George West. He is the grandson of Lupe Martinez and the late Adan Martinez of George West, and the grandson of Emiliana Flores and the late Robert Flores Sr. of Beeville.
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Alejandro “Hondo” Flores, 17, a 2013 graduate from George West High School earned a position on the Texas National High School Rodeo team and will be competing at the 65th annual National High School Final Rodeo in the bull riding competition.

The competition is held in Rock Springs, Wyo., on July 14-20 featuring more than 1,500 contestants.

The contestants compete for prize money, scholarships and to be named National Champion.

On Saturday, June 29 a benefit team roping was held in GW, with all proceeds going toward sending Flores to the finals rodeo.

Residents from Live Oak County and surrounding areas have shown their support by giving their time and money at events like the team roping.

The benefit roping winners were Robert Martinez of Beeville, winning of the saddle for the #9 roping, and winners of the #11 roping were Trey and Seth Lopez also of Beeville.

When asked about qualifying for the finals, Hondo explained that at the beginning of the year this was the goal he set for himself, and now he just wants to do well.

Hondo will be attending Wharton County Community College on a partial scholarship for which he will be competing on the schools rodeo team in both bullriding and team roping.

The Flores family expressed their deep gratitude for all the community support Hondo has received since qualifying for the finals.

The roping was made possible by Mr. and Mrs. Gable Martinez who donated the use of the arena. Leroy Martinez and Katie Umphres donated their time to assist with the event and NA Productions provided the cattle.

Donations are still needed, contributions can be sent to P.O. Box 94 George West, Texas 78022 or call 361-449-5922.

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