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Rodeo

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2014

    Save the Dome: Judge Ed Emmett Calls Rodeo/Texans Green Space Plan "Silly"

    According to a report in the Houston Chronicle, County Judge Ed Emmett has no desire to see a recent plan put forth on the part of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and Houston Texans put into place. The plan would demolish the "Eighth Wonder of the World" and replace it with an open green space ... More >>

  • 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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2014

    The Rodeo Is Over, But You Can Still Get Deep-Fried Oreos

    I miss the rodeo. I miss cowboys in bolo ties, mutton bustin' and bull riding, live music and two stepping...the list goes on. But perhaps most of all, I miss the unspoken understanding that everything at the rodeo -- and I mean everything -- is to be deep-fried and or/covered in bacon. I was trave ... More >>

  • 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 21, 2014

    Houston Meets -- Gasp! -- Dallas at the Rodeo's Champion Wine Garden

    "Happy Rodeo! It's like our own little holiday! I love it!" It's early in the evening, but the wine and the greetings are both flowing at Carruth Plaza in the heart of Reliant Park. The folks here are dressed to the nines for rodeo season, and between the blingy cowboy hats and expensive oversized ... More >>

  • Music

    March 20, 2014

    The Champion Wine Garden Is a Welcome Respite From the Rodeo Chaos

    Practically a secret, the rodeo's upscale al fresco lounge has a Western twist.

  • 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 20, 2014

    10 Years After its Inception, Rodeo Uncorked! Brings in More People Than Ever

    When you think of the rodeo, what do you picture? Cowboys? Longhorns? Children lassoing mutton? Giant turkey legs? How 'bout wine? Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile? Sparkling Rosé from New Zealand? What about Marchesi Antinori Tenuta Guado al Tasso "Tenuta Belvedere" Bolgheri Superiore from Tuscan ... 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 18, 2014

    People Turn Out for Houston Rodeo, Despite the Weird Weather

    Houston is known for being a city of unpredictable weather but the past few weeks have been remarkably changeable and weird, even for Houston. And, as anyone who is in Houston right now knows, all of this strange and wintery weather has coincided with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. But those ... 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

    Cowboy Diaries 2014: Jesse Bail, Doing What He Knows Best

    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, 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

    Usher at Reliant Stadium, 3/7/2014

    Usher Reliant Stadium March 7, 2014 Usher's first trip to the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo will likely remain one of the most memorable of his career. It was a show that started with big-budget excitement, continued on through a whole bunch of dirty dancing, teetered on the edge of disaster and e ... 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

    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 >>

  • 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 >>

  • News

    March 6, 2014

    Blindness Won't Stop These Twins From Showing Their Goats at the Rodeo

    Faith and Caleb Snapp and their parents haven't let anything stop them.

  • 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 5, 2014

    BK Rodeo Burger Chicken Sandwich: A One Dollar Disappointment (But Still Not Half-Bad)

    I don't expect much from a dollar-menu sandwich. I just need it to taste good, and hopefully, be the actual sandwich that I ordered. For the eleventy billionth time, my fast food order has been dead wrong. (This happens regularly, regardless of company, whether I order inside, or use the drive-thru. ... 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 >>

  • Music

    January 23, 2014

    The Great Divide

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

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2014

    Why the Rodeo Is Houston's Coachella

    The past week or so, music news has been dominated by two big announcements: first the 2014 lineup of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in the California desert about three months from now, and the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo's entertainers for its 83rd season this coming March. On the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2014

    RodeoHouston 2014 Lineup: Reba, Usher, Robin Thicke, Selena Gomez, FGL, etc.

    Moments ago the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo released its scheduled entertainers for its three-week 2014 run March 4-23 at Reliant Stadium. Heading up the lineup are country A-listers Florida Georgia Line, Reba, Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Eli Young Band, The Band Perry, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2014

    Predicting This Year's Rodeo Lineup

    This Sunday night at the stroke of 11:59 p.m., the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo will announce its 2014 lineup, this year's model of arguably the biggest three-week assortment of top-drawer entertainer talent anywhere in the nation -- or even the world. Each year it strives to engage its increasing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2013

    The Top Ten Eating...Our Words Posts of 2013

    It's the end of another year, and here at Eating...Our Words we're looking back at all the great stories we shared in 2012, remembering some that weren't so popular and figuring out new ways to keep you coming back for more. We've already looked at the best new restaurants of 2013, biggest scandal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2013

    It Could Be a While Before We See Garth Brooks Here

    Without question, one of the music's biggest sweepstakes in the weeks and months to come will be speculation on Garth Brooks' impending tour, his first since more or less retiring in 2001. But with his children about to leave the nest and his four-year residency at Las Vegas' Wynn Resort almost up, ... More >>

  • 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 >>

  • 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

    August 2, 2013

    UPDATED: Family of Woman Thrown from Golf Cart Sues Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

    UPDATED: "We can't comment on pending litigation at the advice of our legal counsel. This is a tragic accident," Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Interim President Leroy Shafer said, noting that Yvonne Herndon is a longtime volunteer with the organization. "This pains us very much, and we're very co ... 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 21, 2013

    The New Dome Experience Makes the New Coke Experience Look Well-Planned

    The Harris County Sports & Convention Corporation has spoken, and like much everything else that it has done during its existence, its great plan to save the Astrodome is a massive fail. A massive fail that, if actually put on the ballot and supported by voters, will end up costing $194 million. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2013

    The Eating...Our Words 100: Stephanie Earthman Baird, Bringing Wine to Cowboys

    Making a transition from the oil and gas industry to the wine industry is a huge career change. Stephanie Earthman Baird made the decision to move into the wine industry after working in her previous field for 16 years. After volunteering with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo for six years, she ... 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 18, 2013

    Friday Night: Blake Shelton at Reliant Stadium

    Blake Shelton Reliant Stadium March 15, 2013 I want to like Blake Shelton. I really do. But damned if he doesn't make it nearly impossible. Shelton might make a decent country singer if he didn't look so pleased with himself, and if his music pushed the needle on the give-a-damn ometer even into t ... More >>

  • 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 5, 2013

    Cowboy Diaries 2013: Kyle Irwin, College Boy from Alabama

    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 >>

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