Acynthia Villery’s early childhood consisted of visits to Cheek, Texas. She would attend rodeos on Sundays at Bassett's Arena and attend family "La Las," known today as Zydeco's. Her Creole Heritage— the music, the food, the lifestyle molds her. But somehow, with all of that, Acynthia can't speak a word of Creole French.
Three generations ago, Rodeo was implanted in her DNA. While her family didn't compete in Rodeos, they were founders and part of their historical puzzle. Acynthia’s grandfather and two uncles helped start one of the first rodeo associations in Southeast Texas and Louisiana. Before she was born, she was going to Rodeos in her mother's womb. You see, Rodeoing is in her blood.
Acynthia’s family ran the concessions and cooked the bar-b-que. One of her uncles was the rodeo secretary and announcer. However, both giants within her local Rodeo world were seen to her simply as her uncles, Murray J. Frank and Ernest Deville. They were on the board with many other notable persons in the Rodeo world where she grew up. They along with Mr. Bassett, A. J. Walker, Caston Richard, L. D. Fontenot, O. C. Jackson, Elton Laday, and Floyd Frank, and many others had a vision and passion that carved out a path for many at some time in our life.