Gun will remain part of Fort Worth vaquero statue

Vaquero statue

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The debut of a statue of a Mexican cowboy was in limbo after a dispute about whether the vaquero should have a pistol on his belt.

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Posted on February 21, 2012 at 7:01 PM

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Should a gun be a part of the vaquero statue?

FORT WORTH — There's a settlement in an artistic stand-off in Fort Worth.

The issue was a 10-foot sculpture of a Mexican cowboy, or "vaquero." The city commissioned the piece and planned to install it in the Stockyards district, but never approved the gun which is part of the design.

The artists added it after learning that guns were indeed a part of vaquero culture.

It has now been decided that the sidearm will stay.

The artists will provide two plaques with educational and donor information.

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