Two of Alice’s own were recognized on Friday, Dec. 27 by the Jim Wells County Judge and the Commissioner’s Court during their regular meeting. The resolution was to recognize AJ and BJ Lopez for winning the Ariat Team Roping Championship in Las Vegas, Nevada in December.


The brothers took home a payout of $346,000 and won first place in the championship. The event featured 644 teams from all over the United States.


The brothers won the event with a total time of 38.24 seconds in four rounds of roping. The payday was the largest payout of the event and of the year for team roping.