Don't ask your history teacher; don't go to the library. Just trust us when we say, of course, dachshund racing was an integral part of the Old West...as were motorcycle shows and "42" domino tournaments. But it's OK. We're glad that the city of Lewisville's Western Days Festival, though "designed to showcase Lewisville's rich history," includes some modern merriment, too. The more "western" activities include gunfights--in this case, simulated shootouts set during a bank robbery and a jail break--a dance, a rodeo, trick ropers and a cow-chip throwing contest. Or if you'd rather not touch cow excrement, there are plenty of other things to see such as live music, arts and crafts vendors, a quilt show and a petting zoo. Festivities abound throughout the day, but you definitely won't want to miss the Dachshund Dash at 11:30 a.m. Hey, it's an old west tradition--but watch out for that Sancho.