Sundace Head

The Humble Rodeo is celebrating 71 years of professional rodeo and entertainment. Dust off your boots and hat, gather up your friends and family, and head over to the Humble Civic Center and Arena for this family-friendly event Feb. 9-10. It’s for a great cause, too, benefitting the Humble ISD Education Foundation.

But first, get a taste of Texas the weekend before, Feb. 2-3, at the BBQ Cook-Off. Open to the public, pitmasters compete against each other to see who has the best chicken, ribs, pork and, of course, brisket. The cook-off is sanctioned and judged by the Kansas City Barbeque Society, the largest barbecue society in the world. There will also be a Kids Q for the youngsters to compete for prizes.

Everyone is welcome to try all the barbecue there is to offer. Meet with the cooks and enjoy a good day (or evening) of food. Jason Cassidy will provide the weekend’s entertainment by performing in the arena from 8-10 p.m. both nights. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children; kids 5 and under are free. 

Tracy Byrd

Humble ISD is holding its annual livestock show Feb. 7-10. Bring the kids to view the hard-working students’ steers, pigs, lambs, goats, turkeys, chickens and rabbits. For a complete list of events, visit

Rodeo performances start at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 9 with gates open at 5:30 p.m. The Humble Rodeo features all seven rodeo events co-sanctioned by the United Professional Rodeo Association and Cowboy’s Professional Rodeo Association. On Friday night, Sundance Head, the local son who won “The Voice” as part of Team Blake in 2016, will perform after the rodeo. Tracy Byrd takes the stage Saturday night. Tickets are $20 beforehand or $25 at the gate with special discounts for military, first responders, Humble ISD teachers and students. Refreshments are available and there is paid parking at the arena. Free parking and shuttle service are available at Humble High School at 1700 Wilson Road and New Covenant Church at 901 Wilson Road. For more information or to buy tickets, visit

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I grew up on a farm in New Mexico and miss eating hot chile and having four seasons. I didn't start college until I was already a mother and double majored in English and anthropology. I received an Honors B.A. from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette and was named “Outstanding Student” in English. My honors thesis is titled “The Enduring and Ever-Changing Legend of La Llorona.” I worked as a police reporter for a bit before staying home in Kingwood to raise my two daughters. My hobbies include reading, gardening, cooking and traveling.

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