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Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Inc.

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2014

    10 Houston Acts to See Before You Can't

    The passing of Texas Johnny Brown last year hit me and a bunch of people pretty hard, so the September 12 death of Crusaders pianist Joe Sample was another slap in the face that many of Houston's musical heroes are closer to the end than the beginning. The latest bad news is that bluesmen I.J. Gosey ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2014

    Survey: Most Prefer Astrodome Green Space Proposal to Leaving As Is...if Those are the Only Options

    The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo released a survey it conducted with the help of the University of Houston Hobby Center for Public Policy and Rice University Baker Institute for Public Policy regarding how the public feels about the Astrodome. Not surprisingly, a good majority of them know that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2014

    'The Homosexual Playground of the South' (Part 3)

    Part three in a series for Houston Pride Week. The trials, tribulations, and awakenings during the war against fascism led to a spate of coming-out items in the immediate postwar years. In 1944, poet Robert Duncan published The Homosexual in Society, the earliest attempt to formulate a gay rights a ... More >>

  • Music

    January 23, 2014

    The Great Divide

    Why Coachella and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo are more alike than you think.

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2013

    Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Names Winners in International Wine Competition

    On November 13, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo announced the champions from the Rodeo Uncorked!® International Wine Competition, held this past weekend at Reliant Center. Now in its 12th year, the wine competition is one of the highlights of the livestock show and rodeo. The judging involve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2013

    Houston Bucket List -- 100 Things to Do in Houston Before You Die: Saddle Up, Cowboy

    Photos by Jeff BalkeThe Houston Press is presenting a series of posts leading up to a feature story in the print edition of the 100 Things to Do in Houston Before You Die. Each blog post contains one of our top 10 bucket list items along with nine others in the top 100. To narrow our list, we chose ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2013

    Now Blake Shelton Doesn't Like the Chronicle Too

    Country star and no fan of Rocks Off Blake Shelton has now made it two for two in voicing his displeasure with members of the Houston music media. Late Tuesday night the "Honeybee" singer went after Chronicle critic Joey Guerra on Twitter, reacting in a most unsportsmanlike manner to Guerra's effect ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2013

    PR 101: The Astros Could Learn a Lot From Other Houston Team Owners

    Fame has a fifteen minute half-life, infamy lasts a little longer. - The Insider Owners of sports franchises never have it easy. From Charlie Thomas to Les Alexander, John McMullen to Drayton McLane, Bud Adams to, yes, even Bob McNair, fans are ruthless and we're talking Houston, not Philadelphia o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2013

    The Real Reason We Hit Up Rodeo Houston: All the Hotties

    Sure, fried dough and mutton-bustin' are entertaining. But there's nothing at Rodeo Houston quite so appealing as the hotties that Houston does best. Read on for some of the finer specimens we discovered over the past few weeks -- just so you know who really stole the show.

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2013

    Last Night: Styx at Reliant Stadium

    Styx Reliant Stadium March 4, 2013 When Styx made the decision to open with "Blue Collar Man" last night at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, I couldn't decide at first if the band was pandering to its anticipated crowd at something as common as a rodeo or being clever. I vacillated when Lawren ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2012

    Is Tejano Music Completely Dead? We Ask The Experts

    In the past decade or so, much has been written about the decline and apparent death of Tejano Music, the much-loved yet all but forgotten genre that mixes traditional conjunto music with modernized, keyboard-driven pop sounds native to the Mexican-American population of South Texas. The Houston ra ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
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    February 28, 2012

    Loose Bulls & Heifers on the Rampage: Five Video Examples

    A heifer got loose at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo yesterday, causing some quick escapes by passers-by and round-up efforts by the cowboys in attendance. It's not the first time this has happened at the HLS&R, but cows/bulls running loose isn't limited to Houston. They can break out anywhe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2012

    Cowboy Douglas Duncan Returns Home This Weekend for PBR Event

    Alvin native Douglas Duncan owning "Back Bender" in 2011.​Before Douglas Duncan started stockpiling top 5 and top 10 finishes on the Professional Bull Riding circuit, the 24-year-old cowboy was riding sheep in Alvin. Duncan -- who grew up on a small ranch on Sandpoint/County Road 812 (his gra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    Odd Pairs: Ten Upcoming Nights of Music Bring Wild Variations

    Photo by groovehouseTry to guess who's playing the same night as Toadies.​Diversity is a big deal in H-Town. In fact, our cultural diversity creates such a wide variety of musical styles, it is hard to figure out just what kind of music town we are. In places like Memphis, Nashville, Seattle a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    Comment of the Day: Rodeo Sissy Edition

    ​We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    Man Dies from Roller Coaster Fall at Rodeo Houston

    Photo by Jeff BalkeThe HiMiler taken at last year's rodeo carnival.​A man fell 28 feet to his death from the HiMiler roller coaster in the waning moments of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo season. The 46-year-old was given CPR at the scene before being taken to the hospital, where he wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    Food Fight: Fried Rodeo Fare

    ​ Fried delicacies abound at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, so what better place to do a little food fighting? To locate the stands we visited, click here. Battle Corndogs (Yoakum Packing Co. vs. Cajun Unlimited) What rodeo trip would be complete without scarfing down a corndog--or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2011

    Carlos Lee, Team Leader? Well, the Astros Have Had 25 Worse Ideas

    Believe it or not, this guy's not actually running the Houston Astros​Astros Manager Brad Mills traveled to Panama last week to meet with his left fielder/first baseman/slacker Carlos Lee.  The trip was billed as a bonding mission.  And while there's nothing wrong with a manager an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2010

    Dieter Heinz Werner: In Allegedly Stalking Ex, AARP Card Holder Shows Mad Tech Skills

    Photo courtesy HCSOThis guy not only sounds like a Bond villain, he looks like one​While jilted Romeo and alleged GPS aficionado Dieter Heinz Werner might have a hard time taking no for an answer, you have to hand it to the 68-year-old text-a-holic for keeping up with the times. If what court reco ... More >>

  • News

    April 1, 2010

    Dogging the Dome

    An extensive investigation has uncovered secret plans for the Astrodome's future.

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    PETA Searches for Sexy Vegetarians, Finds Two Living in Houston

    Photos courtesy of PETA​Now that the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is over, those fun-filled folks at PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) have turned their attention to promoting sex, vitality and good muscle fiber among humans who do not eat meat. As part of PETA's national ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    PETA Searches for Sexy Vegetarians, Finds Two Living in Houston

    Photos courtesy of PETA​Now that the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is over, those fun-filled folks at PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) have turned their attention to promoting sex, vitality and good muscle fiber among humans who do not eat meat. As part of PETA's national ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 25, 2010
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    February 2, 2010

    Wine of the Week: Super Bowl Wines

    ​In honor of Super Bowl Sunday this weekend, we're continuing to bring you the latest and greatest in Super Bowl-ready wine. Odd Pair has featured Buffalo wings with red wine and nachos with white. Today, Wine of the Week has found two easygoing red wines to pair with just about anything you p ... More >>

  • Music

    December 10, 2009

    Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

    2009 was definitely a year, we'll say that much.

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2009

    Mariachi Rodeo -- The Torch Has Been Passed To A New Generation

    Meet Houston's newest mariachi - Catalina Garcia of Mariachi Hermosura. "I've only been playing in the group for four, almost five months now," she tells Hair Balls backstage at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo's Mariachi Invitational competition. Hermosura isn't in the running this year (they'r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2009

    Rodeo: The Ride of The Vaqueros

    Despite the inclement weather and subsequent soggy boots and jeans, Fiesta Charra was yet another great reason to head on down to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo yesterday.  The exhibition, now a staple at Go Tejano Day, showcases charro traditions common to the early, working ranch. For t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2009

    Over the Weekend: Jonas Brothers, Las Haciendas, Houston Aeros and Houston Rockets

    We'll spare the introductory message, since we know y'all probably have already clicked on that photo of the Jonas Brother below and are now in pubescent heaven. Jonas Brothers at Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo The Jonas Brothers. They came to the rodeo. They did their thing. We posted tons o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2009

    This Year's Rodeo Scandal: Diversity, Or The Lack Thereof. With Dueling Memos!

    This year's rodeo brouhaha -- there usually is one -- surrounds the alleged lack of diversity of the event's staff, vendors and performers.State Sen. Mario Gallegos has filed a bill calling on the rodeo to open its books and get better about being inclusionary; local ctivist ben Mendez has circulate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2008

    15-Minute Warning: Houston Lawyer Gets Miley Cyrus For His Christmas Party

    OMG!! Guess who’s going to be at Houston lawyer Mark Lanier’s Christmas party this year – Miley Cyrus! When we heard that, we were like, 2G2BT!! Lanier’s parties, which include thousands of guests and which take place on his 25-acre ranch northwest of Houston (well, at least we’re told t ... More >>

  • Music

    November 15, 2007

    Hannah from Heaven

    The Rodeo saves local parents from a winter of sulking. But what's this whole Miley Cyrus thing about, anyway?

  • Music

    February 8, 2007

    Fadin' Renegade

    Doug Supernaw's long, sad spiral

  • Music

    June 29, 2006

    Chillin' with tha Eskimoz

    We have a Whatachat with the guys behind the fast-food rap video

  • Calendar

    March 2, 2006
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    March 3, 2005
  • News

    June 3, 2004

    Rodeo Hat Trick

    As three people found out in one day, slide at your own risk

  • Calendar

    March 11, 2004
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    February 26, 2004

    Disc-o Mania

    Catch a game of Frisbee golf

  • Music

    March 6, 2003

    Apocalypse Cow

    Finding the press box at Reliant Stadium proves to be a journey into the heart of darkness

  • Music

    February 7, 2002

    Ruffled Feathers

    The Dixie Chicks and other musicians are fighting for their rights -- and a bigger check

  • News

    May 17, 2001

    Air Sic

    In cargo holds or plane cabins, critters are taking more than flights of fancy

  • Music

    March 4, 1999

    It Takes One

    Lonestar returns to the Lone Star State in a blaze of glory

  • Music

    March 4, 1999
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    September 3, 1998
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    February 27, 1997
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    February 13, 1997
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    February 29, 1996
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    February 15, 1996
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