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Hanging Out at The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

Posted on · The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo heads into its second week. In just its first five days, the annual event has drawn more half a million visitors to events ranging from calf roping, to mutton busting, to the carnival and numerous big-name musical acts. We sent Michael Hagerty to the rodeo to talk to some of […]

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Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, and March Movies: Tuesday’s Show (March 14, 2017)

Posted on · The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo heads into its second week. In just its first five days, the annual event has drawn more half a million visitors to events ranging from calf roping, to mutton busting, to the carnival and numerous big-name musical acts. On this edition of Houston Matters, we send Michael Hagerty to […]

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Convict Cowboys: The Untold History of the Texas Prison Rodeo

Posted on · In 1931, officials at the Texas State Penitentiary in Huntsville started a rodeo for inmates. Intended simply as entertainment for prisoners and employees, it eventually grew to become the largest sporting event in the state of Texas, drawing crowds as large as a hundred thousand in some years. A book called Convict Cowboys: The Untold History […]

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Convict Cowboys: The Untold History of the Texas Prison Rodeo

Posted on · In 1931, officials at the Texas State Penitentiary in Huntsville started a rodeo for inmates. Intended simply as entertainment for prisoners and employees, it eventually grew to become the largest sporting event in the state of Texas, drawing crowds as large as a hundred thousand in some years. A new book called Convict Cowboys: The […]

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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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Rodeo Preview and Galveston Artist Residency: Friday’s show (February 27, 2015)

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. On today’s Houston Matters, 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, […]

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Previewing the 2014 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

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 filled […]

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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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Rice Pres. David Leebron, Good Bad & Ugly of Houston News, & Playing Crumpet the Elf Again and Again: Houston Matters for Fri., Dec. 13, 2013

Posted on · In the collective history of Rice University, it has had just seven Presidents. The current President, David Leebron, assumed that role in 2004, and in the years since, Rice has seen significant increases in undergraduate enrollment, the launch of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, new residential colleges, new buildings on campus, and visits from important figures ranging […]