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The Harris County Sheriff’s Mounted Patrol 67th Annual Pony Express Ride will deliver 2016 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ invitations for the Texas governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, agriculture commissioner and speaker of the house. 

The Pony Express consists of 36 horses and riders, primarily from local law enforcement mounted patrol agencies, who travel along U.S. Highway 290 to Austin in a relay fashion.  
 
Departs Houston:
Sunday, Feb. 14, 8 a.m. 
Hockley Auction Barn 
Hockley, Texas, on Old Highway 290
 
Arrives Austin:
Monday, Feb. 15, noon
North steps of the Texas Capitol 
 

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