Houston Rodeo Parade

Runs:  2:27

0:15 Ray, a long-time Houston resident

0:50  Z. Yang,  MD Anderson Researcher

1:23   Johara, a Houston resident for 3 years

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Rodeo Parade visitors also wore their American pride. The Texas Louisiana Gulf Coast District Exchange Clubs and Fiesta sponsored 24,000 free American flags given to people along the parade route that went from Walker to Travis to Bell to Louisiana to Lamar streets in downtown Houston.

 

Updated March 13, 2017

Time to get your boots and cowboy or cowgirl hats on for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. On Saturday, March 4th, a festive downtown parade delighted first-time visitors and locals who bring family and friends to see it every year.  Above some of the sights and sounds of this year’s parade.  The trail rides, livestock show and rodeo-related events also help fund higher education for Texas students. Since the first Houston Livestock show in 1932, 430 million dollars in college scholarships have been awarded to Texas high school graduates.

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo runs from March 7 through March 26th at NRG Park.  For more information, visit http://www. rodeohouston.com

Metro Bus also offers $4 round trip from its park and ride lots. Parking is free in these lots.

If you live in Meyerland, Bellaire or nearby neighborhoods in southwest Houston, rodeo visitors can park their vehicles in the rodeo parking lot for free at the 610 West Loop lot in the 4500 block of Jackwood Street between North Braeswood and Beechnut streets.  Take 610 South and exit at Beechnut or North Braeswood.

If exiting at North Braeswood, turn left on North Braeswood or go under the highway to the feeder road heading back toward Beechnut Street. Follow the rodeo parking signs along the feeder road to the parking lots — a few blocks south of Beechnut and east of 610 South.  The rodeo parking lots are next to the Lowe’s-Hobby Lobby- KG fashions shopping center.

If exiting at Beechnut from 610 South, turn left onto Beechnut and head toward Lowe’s and MacDonald’s.  Turn right at Frankway before Congregation Beth Yeshurun and then left at Jackwood Street.  The designated rodeo parking lot is in the 4500 block of Jackwood.

The Metro buses run from the Meyerland area parking lot at 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.  On Saturdays and Sundays, the buses run starting at 11 a.m. No Metro Lift is available at this designated rodeo parking lot.

There’s also the Metro Park and Ride lots underneath 610 South between North Braeswood and South Braeswood in the Meyerland area. From 610 South or 610 East, take the Braeswood exits to these park and ride lots.

Click on link below to plan your Metro Bus trip to NRG Park or anywhere in Houston:

http://tripplanner.ridemetro.org/

—Carol Lim

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