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Who Should Pay for Upgrades to NRG Stadium Before 2017 Super Bowl?

Posted on · As we discussed previously on this program, Houston’s NRG Stadium will host Super Bowl 51 in February of 2017. However, according to the Houston Chronicle’s John McClain, the NFL says it now wants around $50 million worth of renovations to the stadium before the big game. The Chronicle quotes Peter O’Reilly, the NFL’s Senior Vice President […]

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Previewing the 2015 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

Posted on · This year’s Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo officially kicks off Tuesday (3/3/15) and continues through March 22. It’s been a part of the city’s fabric since 1932. Today, we go behind the scenes to learn about the preparations leading up to this year’s Rodeo. Houston Matters’ Edel Howlin tours NRG Park with Dan Cheney, Chief Operating Officer […]

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What Do You Get Out of Volunteering?

Posted on · It’s worth noting that more than 20,000 volunteers have kept the largest rodeo in the world running for the last three weeks, as they do every year. Volunteer Houston estimates about 200,000 to 300,000 people volunteer around the city annually between their organization, the Livestock Show and Rodeo, the Houston Food Bank and the United Way. On this edition of Houston […]

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Exhibit Pays Homage to How Cowboys Make that Final Ride Off Into the Sunset

Posted on · With the rodeo in full swing, we learn about an exhibit showcasing the funeral traditions of cowboys and cowgirls — both simple and ornate. The exhibit is called The Last Tip of My Hat and can be seen at Houston’s National Museum of Funeral History now through March 31.