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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 […]

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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.

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Previewing the 2014 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

Posted on · The 2014Â 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 […]

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Bauer Business Focus: Kent Eudy, Behind The Scenes At The Rodeo

Posted on · The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo kicks off this Tuesday at Reliant Park. One of the many Houston companies working behind the scenes to make the event a success is Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America, or MCFA, now in its tenth year of partnership with the Rodeo. MCFA executive vice president Kent Eudy joins Andrew Schneider on this week’s installment of the Bauer Business Focus.

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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

Posted on · 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 […]

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Barrel Racers Compete For Cash Prizes

Posted on · The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo brings in cowboys and cowgirls from all over the country. Women compete in the sport of barrel racing, where they trace a pattern on horseback against the clock for prize money. Brenda Salinas met one of these riders competing for the grand prize of 50,000

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Houston: Where Opera Meets Rodeo

Posted on · The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo officially kicks off today. The rodeo is known for bringing some of the biggest country music acts to town — but this year they're teaming up with an unusual partner — the Houston Grand Opera. Several classically trained musicians were commissioned to write country songs for rodeo events.