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A Rodeo Preview and The Good the Bad and the Ugly of Houston News: Houston Matters for Friday, February 28, 2014

The 2014 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, which kicks off next week, is a lot of things. The month-long celebration at Reliant Park promotes livestock and farm products, offers a venue for research and education within the livestock industry, a wide variety of 4-H events, includes the largest rodeo in the world, and a month […]

The 2014 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, which kicks off next week, is a lot of things. The month-long celebration at Reliant Park promotes livestock and farm products, offers a venue for research and education within the livestock industry, a wide variety of 4-H events, includes the largest rodeo in the world, and a month filled with great concerts. It’s also a charity designed to benefit Texas youth.

On this edition of Houston Matters, we’ll preview this year’s Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. We’ll talk with Leroy Shafer, the rodeo’s Chief Operating Officer, and Jorge Franz from the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau. We’ll welcome your questions about all things Rodeo Houston.

Also this hour: a lot can happen in a week. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. When faced with a variety of intriguing developments in the week’s Houston news, we turn to our rotating panel of “non-experts” to parse “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” of it all. On today’s panel: Business Makers Radio Show founder and co-host Russ Capper, Houston Chronicle columnist Lisa Falkenberg, and blogger Wayne Ashley, AKA the “Texas Leftist.” They’ll join us to discuss topics ranging from protests this week by Houston cabbies, environmentalists, and community activists…to a mistaken tweet by a candidate for Lieutenant Governor which went viral, causing some confusion and a lot of laughs, including from the campaign itself.

And: we’ll talk with Betty Chapman, a local historian and author, and past chair of the Houston Archaeological and Historical Commission, about the legacies of some of Houston’s earliest families.

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