Stephenville rodeo fans have 18 contestants and two specialty acts and an award winning photographer to watch during the NFR  happening in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Madison MacDonald Thomas is a trick-rider and will be making her usual amazing ride at the National Finals Rodeo, carrying a flag. She is a local celebrity who has been performing in the arena for several years.

Bobby Kerr, an incredible talent, will make his second appearance in the Thomas & Mack Arena with his trained mustangs. Bobby is a resident of Hico and received high praise for his act last year.

Dudley Barker was voted Photographer of the Year in 2013 and has years of experience taking pictures of performers.

These are local celebrities to watch as well as 18 rodeo cowboys from this area. All will be going all out for big money and prizes the next 10 days.

The action started Thursday night and will be televised nightly.

The E-T will also follow rodeo news and action.