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Prize Steer Leaving Kennewick for Texas

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KENNEWICK, Wash. -- An award-winning steer raised in Kennewick will soon have a new home in Fort Worth, Texas.

"Dallas" is a six year old steer that weighs more than a ton and has horns more than six feet in length from tip to tip. He was recently selected to join a herd of 16 steer that walk through the streets of Fort Worth twice daily as part of a tourist attraction.

The steer's owner, Rich Spooner, said it's a great honor to have "Dallas" selected and it's the type of event that will "put Washington on the map" for steer-herding.

Spooner is planning to drive "Dallas" all the way to Fort Worth, starting their journey Thursday morning.

"He's a good natured guy. He's easy to get along with and he's been a good boy", said Spooner. "I didn't want anything else to happen to him".