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Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Inc.

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2014

    Five Things That Make Houston More Country Than You Think

    The most country city in America, according to Estately.com is Fort Worth. OK, we'll buy that, but Houston at number 16? Preposterous. We fell into the "somewhat country" category, a couple of notches above Austin and way below San Antonio, which came in at number 2. But we're not going to let thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2014

    Food Vendors Go Over-the-Top for Rodeo Gold Buckle Foodie Awards

    Somehow, carnival food just lends itself to improper jokes. Or maybe it's because I was sitting at a table with CultureMap's Eric Sandler, Zagat's Amber Ambrose, Houstonia's Katharine Shilcutt and freelance beer nerd Joshua Justice. Regardless, our table ended up with a lot of sausage and corn dogs, ... More >>

  • Culture

    February 27, 2014

    The Big Show Is Back: In the Saddle

    Joel Cowley is ready to take charge of Houston institution.

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2014

    Last Shot @RODEOHOUSTON's Social Media Scavenger Hunt

    This year the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo will not only feature entertainment from Usher, Maroon 5, and Keith Urban amongst other top performers, but it's also been awarding prizes through a Twitter-based scavenger hunt. It's like finding the golden ticket from Willy Wonka. With the Twitter ac ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 21, 2013
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    August 29, 2013

    Miley Cyrus' VMA Performance: The Definitive Zapruder

    Back in 2008, my daughter Judy Anne was ten years old. Like most young girls between the ages of 5 and 12 back in 2008, she was an avid fan of the television show Hannah Montana. Like a BIG fan, to the extent that I would find random Hannah Montana songs in the "Purchased" folder on my iPod every ti ... More >>

  • News

    August 8, 2013

    The Houston Bucket List: The 100 Things to Do Before You Kick It

    The list of the things you absolutely must do in the Bayou City.

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2013

    HPMA Showcase Spotlight: Junior Gordon Band, "Riveting Country to the Core"

    In the weeks leading up to the Houston Press Music Awards showcase on Sunday, August 4, Rocks Off will be profiling a handful of performers each day, mostly in their own words - part of the best top-to-bottum lineup the showcase has ever had, in our humble opinion. See the showcase schedule and tick ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    Tear the Dome Down If You Must, But Not for a Freaking Parking Garage

    I have spent most of my 44 years on this earth in the city of Houston. I started visiting the Astrodome when I was just a kid for Astros and Oilers games as well as the occasional high school football game. I even walked on the floor for one of them. After all the memories and all the discussions, I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2012

    Cowboy Broc Cresta RIP, Competed in Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

    Sad news today that professional team roper Broc Cresta was found dead in his living quarters Saturday while in Cheyenne, Wyoming, to compete in the annual Frontier Days rodeo there. The news was confirmed by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association on its Web site. Cresta was only 25 years old ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2012

    Brian Greenhouse: Son of Man Killed on Rodeo Amusement Ride to Get $1.9 Million

    A state judge has approved a $1.9 million settlement for the son of the man killed on a Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo ride in 2011. Brian Greenhouse, 46, was thrown 28 feet to his death on the Hi-Miler roller coaster at the 2011 rodeo. His family sued the rodeo and Ray Cammack Shows, which oper ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 29, 2012

    Tasting Notes: This Week in Wine Blogs

    TX Wine Lover: As the still youthful Texas wine industry continues to grow and find its footing (shifting away from the California Chardonnay-Cabernet-Sauvignon-Merlot paradigm), a handful of European grape varieties (beyond the classics of Bordeaux and Burgundy) have emerged as winners. Their succe ... More >>

  • Music

    February 23, 2012
  • Blogs

    February 23, 2012

    Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo: These Are the Maps You Need

    It's coming. Soon you will be able to inhale the sweet smell of dung, fried food and amusement-ride grease as you enjoy the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. It's easy to get lost or, more likely, miss something at the Rodeo -- you can be forgiven for thinking there's not much more to it than the M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Wine of the Week: Another Oaky Buttery Chardonnay

    Photo by Jeremy Parzen.The marketing campaign by Educated Guess wines is one of the most successful in recent history.​Yesterday, after arriving at the Newark, NJ airport from Milan, Italy (where I admired a statue of Leonardo da Vinci across from the famous Scala opera house), I headed straig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    Brian Greenhouse: Hi-Miler Roller Coaster Death Ruled an Accident

    Jeff BalkeThe Hi-Miler, subject of a wrongful-death lawsuit.​The death of the man who was thrown from the Hi-Miler roller coaster during the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has been ruled an accident. Brian Greenhouse, 46, fell 28 feet to his death in March, resulting in lawsuits that keep t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    Rodeo Houston a Bit Too Highfalutin for the Wall Street Journal

    Cowboys don't drink wine? Thems fightin' words.​The Wall Street Journal on Friday ran a story about the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo containing two things we thought we would never see. First, we never thought anyone would accuse the rodeo of being erudite. Second, we never imagined it w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    Meat Sundaes and Deep-Fried Moon Pies: It's Rodeo Season!

    Photos by Katharine ShilcuttPulled pork sundaes at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. For more photos, check out our slideshow.​Hot beef sundaes are nothing new; in fact, we wrote about them back in March 2009, when the popular meat-and-potatoes parfait was taking to the streets of Nebraska ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    Blanco's Honky-Tonk Hot Streak Finally Runs Out

    Stephanie Meza​Lonesome Onry and Mean recently opined that one of the reasons honky-tonk bands are back in vogue in Houston is that some of the better musicians in town have gravitated to honky-tonk bands in the last couple of years. It had been a long stretch since we had seen a country band ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 18, 2010
  • Blogs

    March 15, 2010

    Selling Aussie Dreams at the Houston Rodeo

    Photo by Hallie Jordan​In its celebration of all things cowboy, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is the perfect venue for someone like Paul Watkins, an Australian now living in San Antonio. Watkins is holding down a booth in the Reliant Center. He's there selling the chance to spend days ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2009

    Suck It, Dallas: The Rodeo Outdraws The State Fair

    ​The Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo was the nation's biggest fair in 2009, an industry publication has declared.Carnival Warehouse, which sounds like the kind of place that has cheap late-night advertising for kuh-waaazy prices on merry-go-rounds, but is actually a publication that tracks the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2009

    It's Brodeo Time! RodeoHouston Announces Jonas Brothers, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley and Brooks & Dunn for 2010

    Daniel KramerThe Jonas Brothers at RodeoHouston 2009​ Monday morning, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo announced the first four entertainers next March's musical entertainment at Reliant Stadium. Jonas Brothers, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, and Brooks & Dunn have all been tapped to perform at ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 12, 2009

    Artania

    The Russians are Coming! (The Russian circus, that is.)

  • News

    March 5, 2009

    Random Rodeo and The End of NoTsuOh?

    25 facts about Houston's biggest show

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2009

    "Chili When It's Chilly" Chili Cook-off

    January in Houston is when Rodeo season really starts to kick in. One of the most popular events is the "Chili When It's Chilly" Chili Cook-off sponsored by the Baytown/Highlands Subcommittee of the Houston Metro Go Texan Committee. This year's event took place January 9 and 10 at San Jacinto Mall i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2008

    RodeoHouston Books Jonas Brothers, Taylor Swift

    Parents, grab your wallets: The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo announced today that ultra-clean-cut fraternal pop-rockers the Jonas Brothers will handle the post-rodeo concert chores at Reliant Stadium Sunday, March 8. If you don't know who the Jonas Brothers are, Rocks Off thinks its safe to ass ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2008

    The Astrodome Keeps Crumbling Along

    The slow decline of a once-great landmark continued this week when Houston Fire Marshal's Office inspectors wrote nine citations for insufficient water pressure in the Astrodome’s emergency sprinkler system, the Houston Chronicle reported. Thirty-six employees of Reliant Park’s management firm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2008

    Tex-Mex Temples: Combo Platters of Hopes and Dreams

    Diana Kennedy has always trashed the “so-called Mexican restaurants” north of the border and the “overly large platters of mixed messes” they serve. Following her lead, food snobs on the East and West Coasts ridicule Tex-Mex--which they seem to think is the invention of a bunch of dumb redne ... More >>

  • News

    March 27, 2008

    Bayousphere: Rough Riders at the Houston Rodeo

    After rolling around in the dirt, these cowboys and cowgirls clean up pretty well

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2008

    Over the Weekend: Fotos, Dogs and Sausage. And Hannah Montana Too.

    SXSW Film kicked off this weekend. We were too busy hanging out down here to bring back any reports, but just wait till next weekend. Oh, just you wait. We'll have beaucoup coverage of SXSW Music. Promise. Opening Night of FotoFest 2008 Friday night brought out socialites Lynne Wyatt and Carolyn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2008
  • Blogs

    January 3, 2007

    Horse Shrift

    What Would Sam Do? The latest issue of Texas Horse Talk hits the stables this Saturday, and writer Steven Long has a doozie of an article in there titled "Houston Hates Horses." Our first thought upon reading the first few words was, Huh? We thought Houston loved horses. But apparently we've had ... More >>

  • Culture

    August 10, 2006

    Too Much Information

    Does "The Big Show" really give artists a chance?

  • Calendar

    March 9, 2006
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    March 9, 2006
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    February 2, 2006
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    January 12, 2006
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    February 24, 2005

    Beyond the Bovine

    Christian cowboys, carnivals and Chianti await you at the rodeo

  • Calendar

    February 26, 2004

    Bar Brawl

    Fighters duke it out in no-holds-barred cage matches

  • Calendar

    February 26, 2004

    H-Town Goes Cowtown

    It's rodeo time in the city

  • Dining

    May 1, 2003

    Barbecue in Black and White

    Carving the racism out of Texas barbecue mythology

  • Calendar

    February 20, 2003

    Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

    Shine your boots and bust out your cowboy hat -- it's that rodeo time of year

  • Calendar

    February 20, 2003
  • Music

    December 19, 2002

    Rodeo's Gonna Git You, Sucka

    When the Fat Show calls, you better answer

  • Music

    February 28, 2002

    Color-Coded Rodeo

    The livestock show's heritage nights are called "outreach" by some and "de facto segregation" by others

  • News

    February 22, 2001

    Wide-Open Spaces

    Rodeo retailers are sweating over business, while some commuting fans just sweat

  • Music

    February 25, 1999
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    February 22, 1996
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    April 27, 1995
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