Local Legend Dean Smith to receive another honor; this one to be presented back where it all began. Olympic gold medalist, Hollywood stunt man, local rancher, and now author, Dean Smith who has received virtually every honor that can be bestowed upon a “good old Texas Boy” is headed to Stamford. That's back where his love affair with riding bucking horses began, when he was only 14; at the Stamford Ranch Rodeo. The event itself dates back to the early 1900's, and this year's event is billed as the Stamford Texas Cowboy Reunion Rodeo. Dean will be honored, July 5th, at 3:00 at the Old Timer's Bunkhouse at the Rodeo Grounds. He'll be presented with the “Working Ranch Cowboy and Stuntman Award.
” Smith says while in Stamford, he'll also be promoting his newest venture…a book about his life titled From Olympic Gold to the Silver Screen. The book signing will take place on Wednesday, July 2nd at 2:00 pm at the Stamford Public Library.