It's rodeo time

Richard Connelly has a nice feature on the rodeo in this week's Houston Press.

Here's a teaser:

You're not officially a Houstonian until you've done a couple of things: given the finger to an SUV that cut you off on the Southwest Freeway; tried to mentally calculate just how old Marvin Zindler is; and, finally, gone to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

The rodeo is a rite of passage that's cornier than Dallas's State Fair, nuttier than San Antonio's Fiesta and way more chaotically fun than Galveston's Mardi Gras. For a few weeks near the end of every winter, Houston chooses to revel in being a cowtown instead of fanatically trying to disabuse that notion.

After growing up in rural Oklahoma, I figured I had taken in enough rodeo (more than enough!) to last the rest of my life. But as Connelly aptly conveys, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is as much spectacle as anything. Every Houstonian should experience it... once, at least. Even better if you get to take part in a milking competition!

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Posted by Kevin Whited @ 03/03/07 10:56 AM | Print |

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