Rodeo honors Hispanic heritage on Go Tejano Day

By Samantha Ptashkin - Reporter

HOUSTON - The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo honored Hispanic heritage on Sunday for Go Tejano Day.

Dozens of folklorico dancers and mariachi singers took the stage at Reliant Park, adding a bit of brightness to a windy and rainy day.

"It's a little challenging, but we're making do with or without the sun," said rodeo attendee Rose Romo.

Despite the weather, Tejano pride was strong throughout the day. 

"I think it's important because it makes us who we are," said folklorico dancer Alaina Eastwood.

With a little food and some drinks added in, it was a pretty spirited Sunday at the rodeo, despite the circumstances.

The festivities continued into Sunday evening with a performance by the award-winning band Pesado in Reliant Stadium. It will be followed by a mariachi contest.

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