Western Heritage Parade Cattle Drive preview

San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo officials on Thursday unveiled big plans and new features for this year's Western Heritage Parade & Cattle Drive.

A herd of Longhorn cattle will clop through the streets of downtown San Antonio on Saturday morning to take spectators back in time when cattle and cowboys ruled the land.

"You can close your eyes and sit there and listen to the sounds in the street of the clopping of the hooves, and stuff like that. And it literaly will take you back to the late 1800s, which is a pretty unique aspect," said Stock Show & Rodeo president Cody Davenport.

The event, which officially kicks off the Rodeo, is scheduled for 11 a.m. under Interstate 35 on West Houston Street.

Prior to the parade, runners will pound the pavement beginning at 9 a.m. at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Stampede 5K Run/Walk, which begins at La Villita-Maverick Plaza.

After the race, residents are invited to a Rodeo Wrangler Breakfast, where chuck wagon biscuits and gravy will be served. There will also be kids games and family entertainment.

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