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Rodeo

  • 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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2013

    RodeoHouston Hops On "Harlem Shake" Bandwagon

    The Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo doesn't stay so successful by not keeping up with the times. So before each of this year's evening concerts, you can watch a bunch of people who work at the rodeo gyrating to the latest real-life Internet meme, the "Harlem Shake." Last week a 30-second clip of va ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2013

    Cowboy Diaries 2013: Morgan Wilde, Performs Jumping Jacks in the Hall Before Riding Horses

    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 4, 2013

    Last Night: Austin Mahone and Demi Lovato at Reliant Stadium

    Demi Lovato, Austin Mahone Reliant Stadium March 3, 2013 I'm determined to make it through this entire review without unleashing my sailor mouth, so bare with me as I use words like "heck" and "darn." I know; it's strange for me, too, but this review is about a tween heartthrob and a former Disney ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2013

    Weaponized Bacon Unofficial Theme at Rodeo's 2013 Gold Buckle Foodie Awards

    Yesterday afternoon, the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo held its annual Gold Buckle Foodie Awards in which the dozens of carnival food vendors enter their yearly over-the-top culinary creations to be judged by a ravenous pit of on-air media personalities and journalists. "I've been doing this five ... 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

    February 21, 2013

    Rounding Up the Best Rodeo Dining Deals in Houston

    With the Rodeo headed to town starting this weekend, plenty of local restaurants are featuring dining deals all season long. We've rounded up some of the biggest steals below, many of which even include parking deals. (And as anyone who goes to the Rodeo will tell you, parking is by far the least en ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2013

    A Crop of New Restaurants Win Big at the Rodeo's Best Bites Competition

    "We shucked 1,500 oysters tonight," said chef Randy Evans, owner of Haven and its raw bar, Cove. His table at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo's annual Rodeo Uncorked!® Roundup and Best Bites competition was littered with the remnants of oyster shells. The sauces in front, including Cove's signat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2013

    Upcoming Events: Menu of Menus Is Back, Bigger and Badder (in a Good Way, Of Course)

    Our grand tasting event -- Menu of Menus -- is coming up on April 9 and we want you, our loyal readers, to be the first to get discounted tickets this year. We are offering a semi-private pre-sale to loyal Houston Press readers that will allow you purchase tickets before they go on sale to the publi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2013

    Rodeo Explains Thousands of Ticket Cancellations

    The Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo has cancelled several thousand tickets to this month's rodeo, including 800 to the March 17 George Strait concert that were going as high as $8,100, after they allegedly fell into the hands of ticket brokers. According to a report in the Houston Chronicle, the rode ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2013

    10 Fun Food Festivals Coming Up This Spring

    News of Houston's first big barbecue festival was announced yesterday, and fans have already begun buying up tickets to the appropriately-named Houston Barbecue Festival. Scheduled to take place on March 24, the festival has already booked such popular local smokers as Pizzitola's Bar-B-Cue, CorkScr ... More >>

  • Music

    January 17, 2013

    A Full Dance Card

    The 2013 RodeoHouston lineup reflects Houston, not Texas.

  • Music

    January 10, 2013

    Fair Play

    The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo wii do whatever it takes to keep its revolving stage from going dark.

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2013

    Rodeo Touches Every Corner of Pop Universe, Almost Misses Texas

    I live too far away from the coasts to care about Coachella all that much, and have done far too much time in both the ACL and SXSW trenches to get too excited about anything that happens in far west Houston anymore. So instead, I have started looking forward to the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2013

    Rockin' the Rodeo: Pitbull, Bruno Mars, The Band Perry, Mary J. Blige Lead 2013 Names

    Pop stars of both the R&B and Latin persuasions, Bruno Mars and Pitbull, join new country favorites Brantley Gilbert, The Band Perry and the Zac Brown Band in the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo's 2013 entertainer lineup, the rodeo announced this morning. Rodeo veterans Alan Jackson, Tim McGraw, Dier ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2012

    Toby Keith, Demi Lovato, Luke Bryan Kick Off RodeoHouston 2013

    Moments ago, the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo announced its first four non-George Strait entertainers for the 2013 season: Toby Keith (February 25), teen stars Demi Lovato and Austin Mahone (March 3), Jason Aldean (March 11) and Luke Bryan (March 16). As usual, the rodeo is offering two pocket-si ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2012

    Edward Carrizales-Saucedo: Meet Just One of the Kids Helped by the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Scholarships

    He didn't have a cow. He'd never raised a goat or gathered eggs from a chicken, or nursed a rabbit through an illness. But what Edward Carrizales-Saucedo, a senior at Scarborough High School, had was an outstanding academic and extracurricular record. And that was more than enough for the Houston L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2012

    Top 5 Nearby Fall Festivals & County Fairs

    As the recent weather has proved, there's no better time to be outdoors in Texas than fall. In springtime, there's always that lingering knowledge that summer is right around the corner, so this time of year there's nothing else to look forward to but Santa Claus. It's also harvest time, and the tho ... More >>

  • News

    August 9, 2012
  • 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 >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 28, 2012

    The Foodie's List of 100 Things to Eat Before You Die...in Houston

    When we published our "Foodie's List of 100 Things to Eat Before You Die," the suggestion was made by several people that we re-print the list again -- this time with instructions on where to find these various delicacies in Houston. I'll tell you that not all of the dishes or drinks on the list ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2012

    RodeoHouston Adds Special George Strait Concert March 17

    It's getting a little late, but Rocks Off figured we can go ahead and tell you now. The Houston Livestock Livestock Show and Rodeo just announced a tweak in its schedule: There will be no bulls or broncs the final day of RodeoHouston 2013 -- a Sunday that happens to fall on St. Patrick's Day, March ... 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

    March 20, 2012

    Hanging At The Hideout: Country Comes To Town At The Rodeo

    This was my first rodeo. Before Friday I had never been to a rodeo let alone the rodeo. While I might have been there to cover the post-rodeo entertainment, it was also my chance to get the full rodeo experience. Compare me to the food critic excited about Olive Garden coming to town if you must, ... More >>

  • 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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    3-Year-Old Goes Flying Off Rodeo Carnival Ride In Video

    KTRK obtained amateur video of the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo incident in which a three-year-old girl was injured on a ride, and it contradicts earlier stories. When the incident happened Wednesday, rodeo officials said the girl had squirmed off the Techno Jump ride and fell to the ground, suff ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    RodeoHouston Wants To Send You To Vegas

    The Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo is well on its way to drawing a couple of million more (mostly) country-music fans to Reliant Stadium again this year. Now the rodeo and Reliant Energy want to send one lucky fan to the Academy of County Music Awards in Vegas April 1. No foolin'. All the couple hu ... More >>

  • 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 9, 2012

    Top 10 Possible Future RodeoHouston Performers

    The hardest thing about making a list of possible future RodeoHouston performers is making sure to color inside the lines, which means the things that I want probably wouldn't work. Sure, the Black Keys on opening night and the Rolling Stones doing an-all country set to close out the season would be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2012

    Cowboy Diaries: Nikki Steffes -- Future Dentist?

    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 8, 2012

    App of the Week: Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo App

    App: Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Platform: iPhone, Android Website: Apple Store, Android Store Cost: Free One of the growing trends in app development is the use of location-based apps for very specific events. It started with large concerts like Austin City Limits and spread to big conference ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2012

    7 Insane Foods We'd Like to See At the Rodeo

    Every year at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, it seems like the food just keeps getting crazier and crazier. Fried Oreos? Pizza on a stick? Zany! And yet somehow it just doesn't go far enough. We thought up some ideas to truly shatter the border between flavor and insanity. With any luck, some ... 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 5, 2012

    Cowboy Diaries: Nick Guy -- Doesn't Want to Break a Leg, in the Literal Sense, Again

    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, 2012

    Steely-Eyed Mounted Cowboys Killing Balloons -- Here's The Video

    There's nothing more Western than a determined cowboy on horseback shooting a pistol. The Mounted Shooting competition has quickly gained a lot of fans at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, with its thundering hooves, echoing gunshots and balloon explosions. Here's video of this year's event by A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2012

    Help Us Find the Worst Barbecue in Houston

    It's generally agreed upon that unless you have a fancy-pants tent ticket for the World's Championship Bar-B-Que Contest (a.k.a. The Cookoff), the three-day-long 'cue contest isn't worth the price of admission. A poor, benighted visitor to Houston may think that The Cookoff -- and official kick-off ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2012

    Fried Red Velvet Cake and Pterodactyl Wings: Over-the-Top Eating at the Rodeo

    "That looks like a pterodactyl wing," laughed Harry Miller, a committeeman on the Commercial Exhibits Committee, as he regarded a giant slab of unidentifiable meat that was making its way to a judging table. Miller emcees the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo's Gold Buckle Foodie Awards competition eac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2012

    Cowboy Diaries: Kanin Asay -- A Bucking Bull is His Podium

    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 >>

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