Pancho Garcia, right, of Santa Anna takes a sample of a smoked bison link from Sandra Townsend, left, of Houston, whose family owns Wild Phil’s Buffalo Ranch in Milam County, and Melanie O’Neill of Dallas, who works with the Texas Bison Association. Santa Anna hosted its “almost annual” Funtier Days World Championship Bison Cookoff Saturday at Gary James Memorial Park. Various other events kept families busy throughout the day. Points earned at the contest sanctioned by the West Texas Barbecue Association and International Barbecue Cookers Association count toward the Nationals and the Jack Daniels cook-offs because it has been declared the official State Bison Cookoff by the Texas Legislature. Meanwhile, the Texas Bison Association held its spring meeting in Brownwood Friday. Photo by Gene Deason