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1,000-pound animal, 10-year-old girl

1,000-pound animal, 10-year-old girl

Alyssa Foley, News Editor

March 22, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

  During most of March, the NRG Center seems more like an air-conditioned barn than a convention center. Rows of thousand-pound animals line up in stalls inside. The majority of the heifers are raised by high schoolers, but right next to the Calf Scramble check-in table in row J is a heifer tied...

Rough Ride: College takes estimated $37K loss in Rodeo parking

Rough Ride: College takes estimated $37K loss in Rodeo parking

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

May 21, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

Houston Community College managed to lose over $37 thousand by offering rodeo parking, according to financial records. HCC opened up its parking garage at the administration building at 3100 Main St., as well as parking at the Northline campus. Both locations are close to Metro Light Rail stations,...

Livestock auctions makes killing at Rodeo

Emmanuel Akinola, Staff Writer

April 7, 2016


Filed under Community

Around Texas, young people bring their livestock to vie for some of the most coveted titles in the industry: Houston Champion. They participate in the NRG Arena Sales Pavilion around noon on auction days to grab a seat to bid on the year’s top-quality livestock. At the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, hig...

Alpacas parade around the rodeo grounds

Emmanuel Akinola, Staff Writer

April 6, 2016


Filed under Culture

Alpacas paraded through the NRG park and rodeo carnival on March 17. Several owners trekked their Alpacas through the arena to the NRG Center before leading the alpaca celebrities back to their pens. “To bring my animals here and bring happiness to other people is everything,” says Cynthia Mas...

HLSR surpass $175 million in scholarships

HLSR surpass $175 million in scholarships

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

April 6, 2016


Filed under Community

When you think of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, BBQ,  bull-riding, concerts, carnival rides, deep fried Oreos and more come to mind. One thing the rodeo offers that we often forget? Scholarships. Since its founding, the rodeo has given over 16 thousand scholarships valued at about $175 mil...

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