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Rodeo Houston

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2014

    The Astrodome: From Elvis to Evel Knievel ... to Green Space?

    Anybody surprised that Astrodome is going to be demolished and turned into green space hasn't really been paying attention the past 25-plus years. The Dome has been a doomed property ever since Harris County gave into Bud Adams' demands to destroy the heart and soul for the building so that he coul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2014

    Vote, What Vote? It's Time to Discuss the Astrodome's Future, Yet Again

    And so it begins again. The quest to save the Astrodome from the uncaring philistines who care nothing for architecture or history. Sure there was a vote last November. And sure the voters defeated a measure that would use taxpayer funds to turn the Astrodome into a glorified visitor center for the ... More >>

  • News

    April 3, 2014

    Houston's Hidden Homeless Live Under Bridges, in the Shadows, Out of Sight and Mind

    Thousands are caught in the repetitive cycle of homelessness, and there aren't enough safe places to sleep for all of them.

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2014

    Five Things That Are Weird and Surreal About Rodeo Houston

    In the decades since it started, our annual rodeo has rolled along and become, quite frankly, a rather weird amalgamation of our country past, our cosmopolitan present, all things Texas with some solid love for giant American flags and shout-outs to the armed forces. The Houston Livestock Show and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2014

    Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Has Largest 20-Day Record

    Despite the strange weather we've been seeing, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo did pretty darn good this year. First, the overall attendance hit 2,485,721 visitors. Rodeo officials won't be able to look back on 2014 as the biggest attendance year ever -- that distinction belongs to 2013 when ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2014

    Cowboy Diaries 2014: Hunter Cure

    True cowboys are hard to find, but not at the Houston Rodeo. Life on the road leads them here this time every year for the biggest rodeo in the world, where they'll ride and wrangle livestock for cash and glory. Each day, Hair Balls will spotlight one person with enough dirt on his boots to call him ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2014

    Cowboy Diaries 2014: Taylor Jacob

    True cowboys are hard to find, but not at the Houston Rodeo. Life on the road leads them here this time every year for the biggest rodeo in the world, where they'll ride and wrangle livestock for cash and glory. Each day, Hair Balls will spotlight one person with enough dirt on his boots to call him ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2014

    Cowboy Diaries 2014: Dakota Eldridge, Living the Rodeo Life

    True cowboys are hard to find, but not at the Houston Rodeo. Life on the road leads them here this time every year for the biggest rodeo in the world, where they'll ride and wrangle livestock for cash and glory. Each day, Hair Balls will spotlight one person with enough dirt on his boots to call him ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2014

    Cowboy Diaries 2014: Chad Ferley, in it for the Adrenaline

    True cowboys are hard to find, but not at the Houston Rodeo. Life on the road leads them here this time every year for the biggest rodeo in the world, where they'll ride and wrangle livestock for cash and glory. Each day, Hair Balls will spotlight one person with enough dirt on his boots to call him ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2014

    Cowboy Diaries 2014: Christy Loflin

    True cowboys are hard to find, but not at the Houston Rodeo. Life on the road leads them here this time every year for the biggest rodeo in the world, where they'll ride and wrangle livestock for cash and glory. Each day, Hair Balls will spotlight one person with enough dirt on his boots to call him ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2014

    Cowboy Diaries 2014: Stran Smith, the Consumate Professional Cowboy

    True cowboys are hard to find, but not at the Houston Rodeo. Life on the road leads them here this time every year for the biggest rodeo in the world, where they'll ride and wrangle livestock for cash and glory. Each day, Hair Balls will spotlight one person with enough dirt on his boots to call him ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2014

    Reliant Stadium May Be Changing Names, But Texans Still Lining Pockets With Naming Rights Fees

    For over a decade, Bob McNair has been given the benefit of the doubt when it comes to his ownership of the Houston Texans. "He brought football back to Houston and he spent a billion dollars to do it," is the familiar refrain. Part of that sentence is true. After the Oilers left, he most certainly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2014

    Cowboy Diaries 2014: Cooper Shofner, Rodeo Houston First-Timer

    True cowboys are hard to find, but not at the Houston Rodeo. Life on the road leads them here this time every year for the biggest rodeo in the world, where they'll ride and wrangle livestock for cash and glory. Each day, Hair Balls will spotlight one person with enough dirt on his boots to call him ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2014

    Cowboy Diaries 2014: Casey Martin, in it for the People

    True cowboys are hard to find, but not at the Houston Rodeo. Life on the road leads them here this time every year for the biggest rodeo in the world, where they'll ride and wrangle livestock for cash and glory. Each day, Hair Balls will spotlight one person with enough dirt on his boots to call him ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2014

    Cowboy Diaries 2014: Juel Hazen, Rodeo is a Way of Life

    True cowboys are hard to find, but not at the Houston Rodeo. Life on the road leads them here this time every year for the biggest rodeo in the world, where they'll ride and wrangle livestock for cash and glory. Each day, Hair Balls will spotlight one person with enough dirt on his boots to call him ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2014

    Cowboy Diaries 2014: Britany Diaz, Rodeoing Beats Working in a Bank

    True cowboys are hard to find, but not at the Houston Rodeo. Life on the road leads them here this time every year for the biggest rodeo in the world, where they'll ride and wrangle livestock for cash and glory. Each day, Hair Balls will spotlight one person with enough dirt on his boots to call him ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2014

    Cowboy Diaries 2014: J.W. Harris, Born to Rodeo

    True cowboys are hard to find, but not at the Houston Rodeo. Life on the road leads them here this time every year for the biggest rodeo in the world, where they'll ride and wrangle livestock for cash and glory. Each day, Hair Balls will spotlight one person with enough dirt on his boots to call him ... 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 15, 2013

    Cowboy Diaries 2013: Sherry Cervi, Awesome Shopper

    True cowboys are hard to find, but not at the Houston Rodeo. Life on the road leads them here this time every year for the biggest rodeo in the world, where they'll ride and wrangle livestock for cash and glory. Each day, Hair Balls will spotlight one person with enough dirt on his or her boots to c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2013

    Cowboy Diaries 2013: Chet Johnson, All About Randy Travis

    True cowboys are hard to find, but not at the Houston Rodeo. Life on the road leads them here this time every year for the biggest rodeo in the world, where they'll ride and wrangle livestock for cash and glory. Each day, Hair Balls will spotlight one person with enough dirt on his or her boots to c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    Cowboy Diaries 2013: Stran Smith, World Champion Roper

    True cowboys are hard to find, but not at the Houston Rodeo. Life on the road leads them here this time every year for the biggest rodeo in the world, where they'll ride and wrangle livestock for cash and glory. Each day, Hair Balls will spotlight one person with enough dirt on his or her boots to c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2013

    Cowboy Diaries 2013: Wade Sumpter, A Footballer and a Hazer

    True cowboys are hard to find, but not at the Houston Rodeo. Life on the road leads them here this time every year for the biggest rodeo in the world, where they'll ride and wrangle livestock for cash and glory. Each day, Hair Balls will spotlight one person with enough dirt on his or her boots to c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2013

    Cowboy Diaries 2013: Molly Powell, A Family Affair

    True cowboys are hard to find, but not at the Houston Rodeo. Life on the road leads them here this time every year for the biggest rodeo in the world, where they'll ride and wrangle livestock for cash and glory. Each day, Hair Balls will spotlight one person with enough dirt on his or her boots to c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2013

    Cowboy Diaries 2013: Ty Blasingame, Kid Rock Buff

    True cowboys are hard to find, but not at the Houston Rodeo. Life on the road leads them here this time every year for the biggest rodeo in the world, where they'll ride and wrangle livestock for cash and glory. Each day, Hair Balls will spotlight one person with enough dirt on his or her boots to c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2013

    Cowboy Diaries 2013: Shayde Etherton, In It For The Money

    True cowboys are hard to find, but not at the Houston Rodeo. Life on the road leads them here this time every year for the biggest rodeo in the world, where they'll ride and wrangle livestock for cash and glory. Each day, Hair Balls will spotlight one person with enough dirt on his boots to call him ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2013

    Cowboy Diaries 2013: J.W. Harris, Rodeoing Is His Vacation

    True cowboys are hard to find, but not at the Houston Rodeo. Life on the road leads them here this time every year for the biggest rodeo in the world, where they'll ride and wrangle livestock for cash and glory. Each day, Hair Balls will spotlight one person with enough dirt on his boots to call him ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2013

    Cowboy Diaries 2013: Stevi Hillman, Hospital Worker and Girl Horse Trainer By Day

    True cowboys are hard to find, but not at the Houston Rodeo. Life on the road leads them here this time every year for the biggest rodeo in the world, where they'll ride and wrangle livestock for cash and glory. Each day, Hair Balls will spotlight one person with enough dirt on his boots to call him ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2013

    Cowboy Diaries 2013: Seth Childers, Rodeoing and Daddying

    True cowboys are hard to find, but not at the Houston Rodeo. Life on the road leads them here this time every year for the biggest rodeo in the world, where they'll ride and wrangle livestock for cash and glory. Each day, Hair Balls will spotlight one person with enough dirt on his boots to call him ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2013

    Cowboy Diaries 2013: Cody DeMoss, Louisiana Cowboy with a Pencil Moustache

    True cowboys are hard to find, but not at the Houston Rodeo. Life on the road leads them here this time every year for the biggest rodeo in the world, where they'll ride and wrangle livestock for cash and glory. Each day, Hair Balls will spotlight one person with enough dirt on his boots to call him ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2013

    Cowboy Diaries 2013: Will Lowe, Three-Time World Champion

    True cowboys are hard to find, but not at the Houston Rodeo. Life on the road leads them here this time every year for the biggest rodeo in the world, where they'll ride and wrangle livestock for cash and glory. Each day, Hair Balls will spotlight one person with enough dirt on his boots to call him ... More >>

  • Culture

    February 21, 2013

    Rodeo Houston Fun

    Go Texan with this guide.

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    Cowboy Diaries: JR Vezain -- Texas Is Rodeo Bliss

    True cowboys are hard to find, but not at the Houston Rodeo. Life on the road leads them here this time every year for the biggest rodeo in the world, where they'll ride and wrangle livestock for cash and glory. Each day, Hair Balls will spotlight one person with enough dirt on his boots to call him ... More >>

  • Music

    March 15, 2012
  • Blogs

    March 15, 2012

    Cowboy Diaries: Jody Sheffield -- Ex-Corporate Stiff

    True cowboys are hard to find, but not at the Houston Rodeo. Life on the road leads them here this time every year for the biggest rodeo in the world, where they'll ride and wrangle livestock for cash and glory. Each day, Hair Balls will spotlight one person with enough dirt on his boots to call him ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2012

    Cowboy Diaries: Luke Branquinho -- World Champion from the Left Coast

    True cowboys are hard to find, but not at the Houston Rodeo. Life on the road leads them here this time every year for the biggest rodeo in the world, where they'll ride and wrangle livestock for cash and glory. Each day, Hair Balls will spotlight one person with enough dirt on his boots to call him ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2012

    Cowboy Diaries: Clint Cannon -- Surfer Dude

    True cowboys are hard to find, but not at the Houston Rodeo. Life on the road leads them here this time every year for the biggest rodeo in the world, where they'll ride and wrangle livestock for cash and glory. Each day, Hair Balls will spotlight one person with enough dirt on his boots to call him ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2012

    Cowboy Diaries: Brittany Pozzi -- Raises Hot Fillies in Victoria

    True cowboys are hard to find, but not at the Houston Rodeo. Life on the road leads them here this time every year for the biggest rodeo in the world, where they'll ride and wrangle livestock for cash and glory. Each day, Hair Balls will spotlight one person with enough dirt on his boots to call him ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2012

    Cowboy Diaries: Bobby Welsh -- Houston Champeen Defends His Title

    True cowboys are hard to find, but not at the Houston Rodeo. Life on the road leads them here this time every year for the biggest rodeo in the world, where they'll ride and wrangle livestock for cash and glory. Each day, Hair Balls will spotlight one person with enough dirt on his boots to call him ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2012

    Cowboy Diaries: Cory Solomon -- Ditched His Hoop Hopes for Cattle Dreams

    True cowboys are hard to find, but not at the Houston Rodeo. Life on the road leads them here this time every year for the biggest rodeo in the world, where they'll ride and wrangle livestock for cash and glory. Each day, Hair Balls will spotlight one person with enough dirt on his boots to call him ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2012

    Cowboy Diaries: Kaley Bass -- Strike a Pose

    True cowboys are hard to find, but not at the Houston Rodeo. Life on the road leads them here this time every year for the biggest rodeo in the world, where they'll ride and wrangle livestock for cash and glory. Each day, Hair Balls will spotlight one person with enough dirt on his boots to call him ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    Cowboy Diaries: Caleb Mitchell -- Tomball High Grad Still Hearts Houston

    True cowboys are hard to find, but not at the Houston Rodeo. Life on the road leads them here this time every year for the biggest rodeo in the world, where they'll ride and wrangle livestock for cash and glory. Each day, Hair Balls will spotlight one person with enough dirt on his boots to call him ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 29, 2012

    Cowboy Diaries: Rhen Richard -- He and His Bro Look to Make It All the Way

    True cowboys are hard to find, but not at the Houston Rodeo. Life on the road leads them here this time every year for the biggest rodeo in the world, where they'll ride and wrangle livestock for cash and glory. Each day, Hair Balls will spotlight one person with enough dirt on his boots to call him ... 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 >>

  • Culture

    February 23, 2012

    Rounding It Up

    The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo brings a stellar 2012 lineup.

  • News

    April 7, 2011

    A Bourbon of Our Own

    Readers toast Texas spirit.

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    Last Night: Go Tejano Day At RodeoHouston

    Photos by Marco TorresLa Leyenda​Go Tejano Day feat. La Leyenda, La Arrolladora Banda El Limon, Mariachi Invitational Finalists Reliant Stadium March 13, 2011 Tejano is dead, at least at RodeoHouston. Gone are the days of Selena, La Mafia, and David Lee Garza, who are now replaced with conju ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2010

    Dynamo Win On Penalty Kicks, Lose Brian Ching

    ​The Houston Dynamo came out victorious Thursday night in another weird game against Real Salt Lake. Brad Davis knocked down two penalty kicks just three minutes apart to give the Orange a 2-1 win against the defending MLS Cup champions.In the 52nd minute, RSL defender Jamison Olave took down a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    Aftermath: Brooks & Dunn Boot-Scoot For The Final Time (Maybe) At RodeoHouston

    Photos courtesy of Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™​ Saturday night, Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn performed their last RodeoHouston ever; after 19 consecutive years, the duo has decided to part ways and pursue different directions... or so they say. Aftermath wouldn't be surprised to see a reunio ... More >>

  • Music

    February 25, 2010
  • 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

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