Joshua Horton, 18, of Jonesboro grooms his 6-month-old barrow, Tank, which won grand champion in market swine at the Coryell County Youth Fair.
Grand champion hog
Joshua Horton, left, with his father, James Horton, and mother, Annie Horton, along with Tank, Joshua’s 6-month-old grand champion barrow in market swine, celebrate Saturday at the Coryell County Youth Fair in Gatesville.
Posted: Sunday, January 13, 2013 4:30 am
Updated: 2:57 pm, Tue Aug 6, 2013.
Posted on Jan 13, 2013
GATESVILLE — Joshua Horton focuses on grooming his pink and black hog, Tank. All he hears is the rustling of the hay and the fan blowing air into the barn. To him, the boisterous voices all around him at the Coryell County Youth Fair are silent.
Horton, who is severely deaf and started wearing hearing aids when he was 5, was shocked when he found out his barrow won grand champion in the market swine category Friday night and said auctioning the pig he’s been taking care of for four months was bittersweet.
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Sunday, January 13, 2013 4:30 am.
Updated: 2:57 pm.