County OKs funds for Glover Rodeo


The seventh annual Glover’s Legacy Rodeo is in the chute for May 7, and with a little extra help from the Madison County Commissioner’s Court.

The county approved a $3,500 stipend from the hotel/motel tax for the event at its regular Monday meeting.

Melva Glover said the funds will be used to broaden the marketing reach of the event, which was started by Melva’s father, Melvin Glover, 35 years ago.

In previous years, the county provided $3,000.

Melva said that she hopes to reach more people east of Madisonville.

“With the money the county provides, it has allowed me to grow the rodeo,” she said. “That in turn means more participants, and more fans to the rodeo, who make use of the businesses here.”

Melva also said the rodeo helps promote cultural diversity, is family friendly, and provides, fun, quality entertainment.

Events at the rodeo include youth and old-timers’ events, mutton bustin’, roping, barrels, broncs and bull riding.

In other business, the commission:

•renewed the contract for emergency medical services with CHI St. Joseph Madison;

•applied for a grant for the county’s indigent defense services;

•approved a contract with Documation Inc. for a new copier for the Treasurer’s Office;

•reappointed Patti Rowley to another two-year term on the board of trustees of Mental Health Mental Retardation Authority of Brazos County; and

•approved a shared facility agreement with Workforce Solutions Brazos County for office space.

•approved the final minor plat for Donald Ferguson on about 3.5 acres of land.