🔒A ‘great butt,’ Roy Rogers, and living, breathing rodeo: Houston photographer Geoff Winningham reflects on Houston Rodeo of 1971
Photographer and Rice professor Geoff Winningham said his book about the Houston Rodeo in 1971 didn’t make a splash -- in fact, he told KPRC 2 recently, it didn’t really make much of an impact at all.
Tobe Nwigwe, Willie D, ESG, LeToya Luckett and more added to Bun B’s rodeo takeover concert
Bun B’s H-Town takeover rodeo concert for Black Heritage Night has added yet more artists to the growing lineup. Mixing in true H-Town legends with newbies, March 11 is sure to be a crowd-pleasing event for hip hop lovers.
🔒 Win a suite spot to see Brad Paisley perform at RodeoHouston + a $100 card to use at Justin Boots!
KPRC 2 and Justin Boots are proud sponsors of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Calf Scramble and now we’ve teamed up for an Insider exclusive giveaway! You can rope your way into a spot in the Justin Boots suite at NRG Park for the Brad Paisley performance on March 19 if you’re one of TEN lucky Insiders whose names are drawn.
Go Rocker! RodeoHouston brings together three generations of cowboys
One family is celebrating the presence of three generations of incredible cowboys at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo this year. The rodeo is a place rich with history, family and tradition. Rocker Steiner, 18, is living up to his own name and his family’s name, as he continues to bareback ride.
50 Cent does it again, buys wine that ‘costs more than Rolls Royce’ at Houston’s Rodeo Uncorked
Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson has been having a grand time in Houston since taking the city by storm last year, and now, he is still making major moves at the legendary Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo festivities.
Houston Rodeo: Baylor doctor assessing risks of attending large-scale events
The Executive Vice President at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. James McDeavitt, said Harris County is currently at a “medium risk” with COVID, and he expects over the next few weeks that it will be considered low risk, despite people gathering at large events like the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
🔒Insiders: VIDEO, PHOTOS: Wagon wheels, clopping heels and a hog roast: Inside life on the Prairie View Trail Ride
KPRC 2′s Zach Lashway came along with the Prairie View Trail Ride this week as riders traversed Texas on horseback and wagons on their way to Houston for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
Elvis, bucking broncos and the Astrodome: We can’t stop watching this archived footage of the Houston Rodeo
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, a 90-year-old institution touted as one of the world’s largest gatherings of cattlemen and cowboy sportsmen, has returned after a lengthy hiatus due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
90-day countdown begins for return of Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
Get ready to boot, scoot and boogey at NRG Stadium soon because a beloved Texas tradition is coming back, and hopefully, better than ever. Tuesday marks the official kickoff of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo's “90 Days ‘til 90 Years” celebration.
Houston Rodeo announces $14.1M in scholarships for 2021 educational commitment
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo announced Tuesday the approval of a $21,691,500 educational commitment to support Texas youth and statewide educational programs in 2021. According to a news release, a majority of the funds will be awarded through more than 800 scholarships valued at $14.1 million. In November, officials announced the 2021 season will mainly focus on the Junior Show and select Youth Show events, aligning with its mission of supporting Texas youth. [RELATED: Plans for 2021 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo announced]Recipients of educational program grants include the Houston Symphony, Texas Wildlife Association Foundation as well as other Texas organizations and institutions. Funds awarded to the graduate assistantship programs will be received by 11 universities in Texas including Sam Houston, Stephen F. Austin, Texas A&M and Texas Tech among others.
This is how RodeoHouston says it’s working toward a safe return in 2021
After abruptly ending its season in the first stages of the coronavirus pandemic, the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo is hopeful to return in 2021. “Together, we can work toward a safe and healthy Rodeo in 2021, but we need your support. In order to have a safe and healthy 2021 Rodeo, here is how you can help to #StaySafeForRodeo,” RodeoHouston said on its website. The pledge includes four recommendations for hopeful attendees to follow before they can buckle up for the rodeo in 2021. Since September, RodeoHouston has reassured the public that planning for the 2021 season is underway.
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo announces official dates for 2021
HOUSTON The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo was cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic, but that wont stop the event from carrying on next year. Rodeo officials announced the new dates for the 2021 Barbecue Contest and the month-long livestock show and rodeo. The contest will be on Feb. 25 through 27 and the 2021 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo will start on March 2 and will run through March 21. Days after opening, the 2020 event was called off due to the imminent threat of the coronavirus pandemic in the Houston area. I am incredibly thankful to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Executive Committee for the opportunity to serve this organization for the past 15 years, seven as president and CEO, said Cowley.
Trying to cancel or get a refund on that trip or event? We have information about what you can do
Trying to cancel or get a refund on that trip or event? Image 1 of / 5 Caption Close Trying to cancel or get a refund on that trip or event? RodeoHouston released concert and carnival refund information Thursday evening. You don't have many choices anywayTicketmaster has shared information regarding their policy on refunds, canceled events, postponed or rescheduled events, and event ticket insurance claims that can be accessed via the website here. AXS shared on their website that if your event is cancelled they will automatically refund the credit card used for the purchase.chron.com
Ramon Ayala Headlines Go Tejano Day at RodeoHouston
Ramon Ayala filled NRG Stadium with his signature style of corridos, conjunto, and norteo cumbia hits during Go Tejano Day at RodeoHouston. Ayala and his band Los Bravos Del Norte took center stage on Sunday night at the annual Go Tejano Day at RodeoHouston. Go Tejano Day has traditionally been one of the highest attended shows at RodeoHouston, holding many of the attendance records in the event's history. EXPAND Despite a shortened set list, Ramon Ayala entertained before 74,320 fans at the annual Go Tejano Day. Nevertheless, it was a wonderful performance which received praise from the crowd, and continued the Go Tejano Day tradition for myself, my family, and the Tejano community.houstonpress.com
The 29th Annual Mariachi Invitational is set to serenade Houston this Saturday
The 29th Annual Mariachi Invitational is set to serenade Houston this Saturday29th Annual Mariachi Invitational ShowcaseSaturday, March 7thArena Theatre7326 Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX. 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.29th Annual Mariachi Invitational ShowcaseSaturday, March 7thArena Theatre7326 Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX. 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Photo: Screenshot RodeoHouston Video Photo: Screenshot RodeoHouston Video Image 1 of / 7 Caption Close The 29th Annual Mariachi Invitational is set to serenade Houston this Saturday 1 / 7 Back to GalleryThe 29th Annual Mariachi Invitational Showcase is set to serenade you this Saturday, March 7th at the Arena Theatre located at 7326 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77074 from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.ON HOUSTONCHRONICLE.COM: Selena will be inducted into RodeoHouston's Star Trail of FameThe Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Go Tejano Committee presents the event each year inviting five professional Mariachi groups across the Lone Star State to compete in the showcase. They compete in two rounds before the winners of those rounds advance to the final round at NRG Stadium. Doors are set to open at 6 p.m. and the competition will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $40-$50 and can be purchased via Ticketmaster here.chron.com
Queen of Tejano Selena will be inducted into the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Star Trail of Fame
HOUSTON – Selena Quintanilla-Pérez will be remembered forever at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo after the rodeo announced they will induct the slain star in the Star Trail of Fame. Feb. 26 was the 25th anniversary of Selena’s last concert, which was at the rodeo. The planned induction is scheduled for Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at NRG center’s second floor outside the rodeo offices, coinciding with RodeoHouston’s Go Tejano Day. Selena will be the ninth star honored with a plaque to commemorate her years of music at the rodeo, including her three performances inside Reliant Astrodome. Several RodeoHouston entertainers paid tribute to the Queen of Tejano such as Becky G, Kacey Musgraves and Camilla Cabello in the past year.
Stay out of the rain: Enjoy these fun indoor activities at the Rodeo
Here are just a few things:See cows and other livestock at NRG Center (KPRC)In the back of the NRG Center, you can walk through and see livestock including sheep, cows and more. Watch the livestock show at NRG Center (KPRC)You can also sit and watch people show prize livestock. Enjoy a petting zoo at NRG Center (KPRC)Feed and pet some adorable animals, including baby goats, deer and alpacas. Food inside NRG Center (KPRC)If you are looking for a break or something to eat, check out one of the many food vendors inside NRG Center. (KPRC)See some cute, newborn animals inside the NRG Center.
PHOTOS: Take a look at some of the fun things happening during RodeoHouston opening day
HOUSTON – Tuesday was the first official day the 2020 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. People headed out NRG stadium to partake in the Houston tradition. From food to shopping, here is a look at RodeoHouston opening day.
Here is what people are most looking forward to at this year’s Rodeo
HOUSTON – The smell of turkey legs and fried goodies fill the air as you step onto the Rodeo grounds for the first time in the 2020 season. From new rides and shows to the new social hot spot, people have a lot of things to look forward to at the Rodeo. “I love the Rodeo,” said Sharon Kienitz. I am also looking forward to the barrel racing." "My favorite thing to do is people watch.”Whether you are all about the shopping, the food or the rodeo, people are definitely ready to Rodeo in 2020.
WATCH: Trail riders make their way to Houston ahead of the Rodeo as part of decades-old tradition
HOUSTON – It’s finally Rodeo season and trail riders are making their way to Houston to participate in the annual parade for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. The trail rides mark the beginning of the Houston Rodeo season, but why are the trail rides such a big part of the festivities? The trail rides started in 1952 when four men rode from Brenham, Texas to raise awareness for the Rodeo, according to the Rodeo website. In 1953, the trail ride went from four men to 80 people, and the next year, there were about 800 people signed up for the Salt Grass Trail Ride, according to the Rodeo. Watch: The Southwestern Trail Ride travels through Houston
Houston Concert Watch 2/5: Yola and More
Pick of the Week:YolaHeights Theater 02.07Blending country, folk and soul music, Yola crafted one of the best-reviewed albums of 2019. The Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter is scheduled to perform on Friday at the Heights Theater, marking her first performance in Houston. Highly SuspectRevention Music Center 02.08Grammy-nominated rockers Highly Suspect refuse to be pigeonholed. Highly Suspect is scheduled to perform at Revention Music Center on Saturday in support of their latest release, MCID. On tour in support of ELLEVATION, Varner will bring her sultry vocals the Bronze Peacock at House of Blues on Monday.houstonpress.com
Houston Concert Watch: 1/15: Big Freedia and More
Pick of the Week:Big Freedia, The SuffersHouse of Blues 01.17Big Freedia is the reason "bounce music" had its moment in the spotlight. Jagged EdgeArena Theater 01.17With more than 8 million records sold, Jagged Edge was one of the most successful R&B acts of the 2000s. On tour in support of their 10th studio album, A Jagged Love Story, Jagged Edge will perform at Arena Theater on Friday. Z-RoHouse of Blues 01.19For more than two decades now, Z-Ro has been a household name in the Bayou City. My payoff is just making the music, Sean says on his web site.houstonpress.com
Houston Dash star Kealia Ohai traded to Chicago
EMBED >More News Videos Excelling on the pitch is one thing, but saddling up as the RodeoHouston parade grand marshal is something that Kealia Ohai is prepared to do. EMBED >More News Videos Watch Kealia Ohai's heartfelt message after Houston Dash announced she was traded to Chicago Red Stars. https://t.co/2nXTDhRJ3K JJ Watt (@JJWatt) January 6, 2020Thank you, @KealiaOhai Houstons been so lucky to have ya, K. pic.twitter.com/l8iMYaJTes Houston Dash (@HoustonDash) January 6, 2020HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Houston Dash player Kealia Ohai is being traded to the Chicago Red Stars, the team announced Monday.Ohai, who is also engaged to Houston Texans star J.J. Watt, was drafted to Houston in the 2014 draft as the No. "We are thrilled to have Kealia Ohai help us kick off another great year at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo," said Joel Cowley, Rodeo president and CEO. "I want to thank the entire Houston organization and the wonderful fans for my last 6 years as a Dash player," Ohai said.abc13.com
Houston Dash trade J.J. Watt's fiancee to Chicago
EMBED >More News Videos Excelling on the pitch is one thing, but saddling up as the RodeoHouston parade grand marshal is something that Kealia Ohai is prepared to do. EMBED >More News Videos Watch Kealia Ohai's heartfelt message after Houston Dash announced she was traded to Chicago Red Stars. https://t.co/2nXTDhRJ3K JJ Watt (@JJWatt) January 6, 2020Thank you, @KealiaOhai Houstons been so lucky to have ya, K. pic.twitter.com/l8iMYaJTes Houston Dash (@HoustonDash) January 6, 2020HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Houston Dash player Kealia Ohai is being traded to the Chicago Red Stars, the team announced Monday.Ohai, who is also engaged to Houston Texans star J.J. Watt, was drafted to Houston in the 2014 draft as the No. "I want to thank the entire Houston organization and the wonderful fans for my last 6 years as a Dash player," Ohai said. "With this transaction, the Dash now have 19 players on their active roster ahead of the 2020 NWSL season.abc13.com
Woman opens retirement home for older dogs
EMBED >More News Videos Shelter opens for older dogs who don't get adopted. The pups even have a pool to go for a nice relaxing swim to ease their aching joints. You have to show the dogs that no one here is going to hurt them," said Dorr. Any funding she receives will go straight to the dog's much needed dog care. "I'll know the last, however long they spent here was good," said Dorr.abc13.com
Horse seen bolting into lanes on I-45 holds up traffic in La Marque
EMBED >More News Videos How did a calf get loose at RodeoHouston | ABC13's Pooja Lodhia explainsLA MARQUE, Texas (KTRK) -- A wayward horse is safe after it tied up traffic along the Gulf Freeway in La Marque.Around 6:30 p.m. Thursday, the La Marque Police Department responded to a call of a horse walking along I-45 near Cedar Drive.Authorities said the horse went into the grassy median between the feeder and the freeway at one point, and even bolted into the freeway lanes, trying to jump between the north and southbound lanes.Police said the horse eventually made its way back to the feeder road.That's where officers and a woman called the Horse Whisperer used a harness to get it into someone's truck and guide it to its owner's trailer on the feeder near Vauthier Street.The horse didn't cause any crashes or significant hassles as it was wrangled.However, police did give a citation to the trailer driver for not securing the horse.abc13.com
A look back: Top 5 largest RodeoHouston concert crowds
HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- It's no secret that RodeoHouston attracts massive crowds each year. Take a look back at the rodeo's most-attended concerts.The Tejano superstars top the list with their 75,586 paid attendance record on March 10, 2019.The Grammy award winner takes the second spot from her March 1, 2019 performance with 75,580 attendance.On March 18, 2018, country star Garth Brooks rolled through RodeoHouston twice, setting a new rodeo concert attendance record at his second performance with 75,577.Go Tejano Day set another all-time paid attendance record on March 11, 2018, this time with the group Calibre 50.On March 19, 2017, also Go Tejano Day, 75,557 rodeo-goers showed up for the musical stylings of Julion Alvarez and Los Invasores de Nuevo Leon.The next three spots are also held by Go Tejano Day: Banda Los Recoditos Los Huracanes Del Norte, La Arrolladora Banda El Limon La Maquinaria Nortena, Julion Alvarez Los Invasores de Nuevo Leon.abc13.com