The Livestock Auction is an experience unto itself. Kids walking around a pen with a piece of meat or a live animal in front of an audience with auctioneers yelling behind them and spotters flailing in front of them. Waiters delivering beer on roller skates, beauty queens serving food and carcasses hanging in refrigerated coolers on the side. It is assignments such as these that remind me that Texas is definitely its own unique place.

Tanner Grones holds up a piece of his Grand Champion Carcass Steer at the Livestock Auction Monday evening.

Ronnie Pesek, spotter, yelling out bids at the Livestock Auction Monday evening.

Laura Longoria delivers drinks on roller skates at the Livestock Auction Monday evening.

Have you ever seen someone so small control something

Taylor Kruppa with her steer at the Livestock Auction Monday evening.

Dana Malik with her broiler at the Livestock Auction Monday evening.