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    TK
    AP
    That's one fine looking pigeon. I guess.

    In Worth the Drive, we generally try to point you toward interesting things outside of the Metroxplex, some near and some a little farther away.  This week and next however, there are plenty of good reasons to stay close to home as DFW will be the epicenter of all things you'll want to be doing.

    Running now right up to the Super Bowl in Arlington is the 115th Annual Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo. Or, for the Roman numeral literate -- the cooler Stock Show CXV. Anyhow, if you've never been, you should cowboy up and see why the annual draw is closing in on 1 million people per year.

    Highlighting the agenda for this weekend are the traditional All Western Parade in downtown beginning at 11 a.m. and a Celebrity Goat Milking Contest at 6 p.m. Our own Deborah Ferguson will be taking part with her husband Steve Lamb and a host of other local TV, radio and print personalities to see who can get the most from the goat.

    There's also something called a Pigeon Show at 9 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday -- and I'm guessing that is exactly what it sounds like -- but for some reason I find it incredibly intriguing.  What establishes a run-of-the-mill pigeon from a show pigeon?  Call me curious.

    On Sunday, there is a laundry list of events from goat shows, to painted horses classes to cattle shows ... and more pigeons.  See a complete schedule here.

    The Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo opened Jan. 14 and closes Feb. 5 in the city's cultural district.