You Know It’s Time To Rodeo When…..
March 5, 2009

you see a sign like this in a store window. 


I went shoe shopping Thursday  night (one of my favorite past-times) and saw this handwritten note taped to the window of a shoe store in Southwest Houston.


It’s only the third day of  the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and you would think the store would be a little better prepared and stocked up.

Didn’t they realize it’s time to rodeo, and cowboys and cowgirls desperately need their boots!!

BBQ, Tents and Fancy Toilets!
February 25, 2009

I  had an opportunity to walk around Reliant Park for a few minutes on Wednesday afternoon. The teams and the tents are geared up and ready to start the World Championship BBQ Contest at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.



I saw everything from a fancy,  nicely decorated port a potty (believe it or not) to huge mouth watering steaks on the grill.


Channel 2   is a proud co-sponsor of one the teams, but don’t expect to see anchors Bill Balleza or Dominque Sachse sweating over a hot pit.

You will likely see lots of  familiar faces at the BBQ. Photographer Steve Long is in a band called “Easy Money” and it plays at the cook-off every year.

Channel 2's Steve Long on the Keyboard!

Channel 2's Steve Long on the Keyboard!

There are dozens of  teams that will prepare food and party over the next three days.

The BBQ is open to the public, but you must have an invitation to get into any of the tents, which are private.

The Across The Track Pac

The Across The Track Pac

Adult Beverages!

Adult Beverages!