It's B-B-Que Time Again

The unofficial start to the Houston Live Stock Show and Rodeo is underway at Reliant Park. Rod Rice reports.

It's the World Championship Bar-B-Que Contest in the parking lot along Kirby Drive.

"This year's Bar-B-Que we have over 350 cooking teams out there, basically competing for bragging rights: various categories, chicken, brisket, ribs, grand champion overall."

The Bar-B-Que's Mark Solomon says as the big winner is education.

This basically goes to youth and education in Texas. We contributed $1.4-million last year directly to youth and education to the show scholarship fund."

The $7.00 entrance fee includes a chopped beef sandwich and live entertainment that begins this evening and runs through 11 Sunday night.

And it's not just a food competition, the many of the competitors stands creatively designed.

As always there is limited parking so the best bet is to use the rodeo shuttle lots.

For more information, view theĀ Houston Live Stock Show and Rodeo web site.

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Rod Rice

Local Anchor, Morning Edition

Rod Rice became fascinated with radio at an early age, while sitting on his Grandfather’s lap listening to his "programs" on the big Emerson Radio...