Home and Ranch

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Courtney & Co. Home and Ranch

Courtney & Co. Home and Ranch by David Cobb

Kim Moody

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Kim Moody is a devoted wife raising a family and giving back to her community. She is married to Dan Moody and the couple has a beautiful daughter named Makell, a toddler that definitely keeps her on the go. In addition to her many volunteer projects, she is the epitome of classic elegance, bringing simple chic to another level.

Moody is a proud Texan with a yearning for jeans and boots and a passion for children. She is involved with the Children’s Assessment Center, Children’s Museum of Houston and Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. Don’t underestimate this beautiful, down-to-earth lady – she represents Houston women like few others.

Favorite designers Michael Kors, Roberto Cavalli, YSL, Ralph Lauren

Favorite accessories Belts, shoes, boots and jewelry

Most influential person in your life My mother who was very outgoing, and she gave back to the community. I did not even know some of the things that she was involved in until after her death. I don’t think I could do as much, but I want to do things that make my children proud, like I was of her.

Project for next year Building a house in the Hill Country, chairing the River Oaks Country Club Christmas Boutique and continuing to help with the Houston Polo Risotto Festival that benefits the Children’s Assessment Center

Favorite non-profit Children’s Assessment Center for sexually abused children, the rodeo and the children’s museum – anything to do with children

Favorite shoe Manolo Blahniks

Favorite Hollywood actress Grace Kelly and Nicole Kidman

Favorite classic movie “Sound of Music”

Favorite musical groups Rolling Stones, Jon Bon Jovi, Gary P. Nunn and George Strait

Last CD you bought Nora Jones

Favorite fragrance Hanae Mori and Michael Kors

Physical fitness routine I work out three times a week with a trainer.

Favorite makeup Nars, Laura Mercier, Mac, Chanel, La Mer H


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Main Street certainly hit its stride during the Super Bowl, and as we fought the crowds to see what all the fuss was about, Opus did not disappoint. Making our way past the crowd at the door, the evening got off to a good start when the doorman pointed to me and said, “You and whoever’s with you can come in.”

This unique club is located at 412 Main in the 1940s-built edifice that formerly housed the State National Bank. All signs of former tenants are gone, and the new owners, local brothers Santosh, Sanjan and Selin Varughese, have created some distinct and unique attributes.

Spanning three floors, Opus is like three bars in one: a high-energy club, cozy lounge and relaxing bar. As you enter the club, the big bar off to your left has 30 imbedded flat panel screens. Stop by and get a drink before heading straight to the dance floor.

If you’d rather watch people dance than join in, there is a set of stairs in the middle of the room that take you up to either the left or the right side of the second floor. Once you are there, you have a fantastic view of the dancing queens below.

If a more intimate setting is your thing, head downstairs where private alcoves offer bottle service, personal attention and chocolate confections.

The music is what you’d expect at one of downtown’s newest and hottest clubs, ranging from funky lounge to progressive house to hip-hop and high-energy top-40 tunes. The Varughese brothers’ goal was to create an edgy, sleek, visceral and hip destination – and they did.

With custom-designed plush furnishings and creative use of various materials, textures and technology, Opus is making a bold statement in both the Houston and national nightclub scene. H

412 Main St.


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If you go back far enough in his bio, you’ll find that Jean-Georges Vongerichten was one of Michelin-rated Louis Outhier’s “flying squadron of chefs,” kitchen wizards of high energy and big talent who opened restaurants in places like Bangkok, Hong Kong, London and New York. Jeans-Georges (we love the hyphenated French first name, since the Alsatian German last name has way too many letters) is still a bit of a “flying chef.” It’s just that he flies for himself now, and Houston is finally on his flight path.

Logically, it took a purposefully chic new hotel like Hotel Icon to attract the type of purposefully chic food that Jean-Georges perfected in his New York outlets like JoJo’s and Vong. French Nouvelle meets Asian Modern meets New American. If any or all of that sounds like it means small portions, Jean-Georges reportedly saw Houston coming. Somewhere in the planning stages, the menu grew less precious, and the portions learned the typical Texas definition of “super-size.”

The end result: Jean-Georges’ adventure in the Bayou City is true to our food traditions while also remaining true to his. After all, with roots in Alsace, his native food sense is about as hearty as you can get – a little more sausage and goose fat anyone? And he is smart enough to find in his childhood memories an appreciation of the traditional “comfort foods” we all seem to crave these days. Besides, for all his culinary bells and whistles, Jean-Georges shocked New York years ago by introducing a menu featuring one-word dishes like Salmon, Chicken and Lamb. Not surprisingly, he titled his first cookbook “Simple Cuisine.”

Jean-Georges and his chefs invest a few more words in their menu at Bank, named, of course, after their space’s former use. The feeling in the restaurant, little more than a space carved out within the toweringly marbled hotel lobby, is all stability and timelessness – the way we wanted our banks to feel before we started driving through them. Though the Whiskey Bar keeps pumping somewhere above your head, dinner at Bank can be quiet and romantic – or quiet and businesslike, if you prefer. The place used to be a bank, after all.

Of the appetizers, we spring every time for the ribbons of tuna with avocado, spicy radish and ginger marinade – a highly developed form of sushi. If we need more, we look no further than the foie gras brulee with pistachio and pickled dried cherries. For a salad, go with the roasted quail and cress. If you feel like soup (and maybe even if you don’t), don’t miss the very Thai chicken and coconut milk with galangal and shiitakes.

Many dishes promise to be seasonal at Bank, meaning things may lighten up a bit as the weather warms. But we like hearty food so much we just might request more air conditioning and forge ahead with dishes like the slow-baked salmon with truffle mashed potatoes and Brussels sprouts, the veal chop spiked with sage with kumquat chutney and Madeira jus or the grilled filet mignon with Gruyere spinach crepe and beef broth.

This being the Lone Star State, desserts are contractually required to be substantial. You can’t get much simpler or much better than the warm chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream. But we’ve developed a near-constant craving for the banana hazelnut cake with caramel ice cream and praline crunch. Welcome to Texas, Jean-Georges. We’re mighty glad you finally flew in for a spell.H

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The Perfect Place to Conquer

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The Wyndham El Conquistador Resort & Country Club in Las Croabas, Puerto Rico stands on a 300-foot bluff and gives a magnificent overlook of the Caribbean and Atlantic. In fact, the No. 1 reason for visiting this resort is the life-altering panoramic views.

The most convenient aspect of this all-inclusive resort is that the vacationer doesn’t have to go anywhere else. That means you don’t have to rent a car to take in the sights – a real plus for Houstonians who drive everywhere. Here, there’s no confusion over what to do; here, you just relax and enjoy yourself.

The Wyndham experience starts at the San Juan airport. Guests are met by the staff and then driven the hour to the resort. A happy staff immediately greeted and efficiently escorted me through the entire check-in process. The bellboy took me to my room, went over the map of the grounds and explained how things worked.

Since this is a destination in itself, you can simply step out your front door and meet a barrage of fabulous food. In fact, there are 16 restaurants to choose from on site. Le Bistro, a Mediterranean restaurant, boasts impeccable service and outstanding food, including one of the best sea bass dishes I’ve tasted. Breakfast on Las Brisas terrace features a tasty breakfast buffet with outdoor dining, complete with birds flying overhead. Blossoms – an upscale Japanese restaurant offering Teppanyaki, Hunan and Szechwan specialties, as well as Sushi – serves up a fresh, upbeat atmosphere filled with customers having a good time. Isabela’s is a gourmet restaurant enhanced with spectacular views of the Caribbean. This culinary retreat is meant for the seasoned diner who loves slow, succulent meals over enticing conversations.

Don’t miss the opportunity to visit El Yunque Rain Forest. Board a shuttle from the resort, and learn the history of Puerto Rico and the rain forest from a very informative guide. Trek down well-maintained trails on a nature walk through this vegetative fantasy. With a 97-step tower to enjoy breathtaking views of the rain forest and some of the most unique flowers the world over, a trip to El Yunque Rain Forest is an adventure in history.

The resort’s pristine placement on the edge of a 300-foot cliff makes the beach below a bit of an adventure. Palomino Island is a 100-acre private island that is only a 15-minute boat ride away. With beaches that offer swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, windsurfing, hiking and more, time spent at Palomino Island really is a day at the beach.

What is a vacation without spa treatments? You don’t have to ask that question here because visitors revel in the world-renowned Golden Door Spa at the Wyndham El Conquistador. The Thai massage, consisting of assisted yoga combined with acupressure, stretches muscles you never thought you had. The Spirit of Life experience is a combination of Ayurvedic treatments that combines exfoliation, massage, wrap, minifacial and herbal hair rinse to leave you unbelievably relaxed. Of course, the gym here is stocked with the latest exercise equipment; and don’t miss the steam bath and sauna with falling streams of water.

The Full Moon Yoga experience may take a brave soul, but monthly classes held on the nights of full moons are absolutely phenomenal. This hour-long instructor-led class is held outdoors to fully appreciate the smells, sounds and beauty of a full-mooned evening in Puerto Rico. It is a wonderful close to a fun-filled day and a fabulous way to fully appreciate the true splendor of this tropical paradise. H
For more information contact the Wyndham El Conquistador Resort & Country Club; 1000 Conquistador Ave., Fajardo, 00738, Puerto Rico; (787) 863-1000; www.wyndham.com

Bull’s Eye

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It speaks volumes about Houston that its largest social event of the year is a rodeo and livestock show. This annual hoedown also reminds us that, while ‘Houston’ is our city’s given name, the family name remains ‘Texas.’ So, for a couple of weeks we put on our mud-caked, ostrich-skin Lucchese boots and “Go Texan,” mixing our past with our present, our rural roots with our space-age uniqueness. Who else takes light rail to watch chuck wagons race? If the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo has cows and cowboys, hats and boots, it also has art judging, teachers teaching teachers, academic scholarships and many other pursuits not normally associated with kickers. Considering all its activities, “the Show,” as officials like to call it, is becoming more like the State Fair of Texas than a Saturday night at Gilley’s.

Leroy Shafer, who was the Show’s sixth employee and just celebrated his 30th anniversary with the organization, is the assistant general manager for the marketing, entertainment and presentations department. As such, he has pretty well seen it all, especially dealing with the stars. “We pay competitive rates for entertainment. We have to. In fact, in all the years of negotiating with entertainers, only three ever gave us a major break in price. Then there was Conway Twitty who donated his entire fee. The first time he came, he was just great – going around greeting people, getting in his bus and visiting sick kids. We had paid him $40,000. Later, we were talking to his manager about a second appearance and he pointed out that Twitty had three more No. 1 hits. He said, “This year it’s going to be $50,000.” We agreed, but then the manager called back and said that Twitty got furious at him for upping the fee. A little later Twitty himself called and said, “Tell you what, would you accept a $50,000 donation to your scholarship fund?” We did.”

Shafer notes that the rodeo officials don’t just go out and sign up any hot act. They have a very complicated computerized system which is “research oriented.” Into the mix they put several factors including how well the act will draw, what night of the week would be best (different acts draw better some nights than others) and the price tag. Then they come up with 20 names. “We get about 60 to 70 percent of those acts,” Shafer says. “The reason we fail to get some stars is that we just can’t afford them. We’d love to get the Rolling Stones or Bruce Springsteen, but the ticket price would be too high. A second reason is that at one time – it seems to be getting better – the agents would say, “A rodeo? We don’t play county fairs.” The third reason is the stage. Some performers now have their own stages, which are 80 to 200 feet wide. Also, our stage rotates and they always want to have their backs to the stage and face the audience. But we are state-of-the-art in entertainment presentation. When everyone was looking at all those huge TV sets in Reliant Stadium during the Super Bowl, they were ours.”

Shafer has dealt with all kinds of stars with strange demands in their contract riders. “But the strangest was an entertainer – I won’t say who – who demanded that in his dressing room he had to have a new commode, never been used, and it had to be black porcelain,” says Shafer. “We couldn’t find such a commode; it had to be special ordered. So, we just got a white one and had our shop paint it black. I don’t know if he ever used it, but we didn’t hear a complaint.” A good question is why this rural and agricultural event has not only grown but has ballooned, even as southeast Texas has become more urban due largely to immigrants from out of state who never saw a rodeo. “There are a few simple reasons for the enormous growth,” says Shafer. “The single most important reason is that it’s fun. It’s fun for the community volunteers who come from every ZIP code-plus-four in the county. It’s fun for the exhibitors, for the top corporations in Houston who influence their clients and associates to attend. It is as much a tradition in Houston as the Mardi Gras is in New Orleans or the Rose Parade in Los Angeles or the running of the bulls in Pamplona. People feel real good knowing it’s a charity.”

The origin of the Show is well known to native Houstonians, but others may be in the dark. The idea of a show was hatched in January 1931 at a lunch meeting of seven men at the Texas State Hotel. The next year, the Houston Fat Stock Show and Livestock Exposition debuted at the Democratic Convention Hall. The rodeo, horse show and downtown parade didn’t begin until six years later, in 1938, the same year the livestock show was moved to the Sam Houston Coliseum.

Over the years, the whole operation grew and changed. New events were added, new programs were set up, bigger names were brought in. Today, those seven men who started the project would not recognize their baby.

While all the cowpeople and singing stars provide the entertainment, there is a very serious side to the hoopla: education. Every year, the Show awards scholarships to Texas high school seniors who are headed to a Texas (no out-of-state) college or university. The students have to be U.S. citizens, a policy announced a few years back, which touched off a brief row with some immigrant advocates. The scholarship used to be just for studying agriculture; but since Texas has become such an urban state, the money is good for other majors. Last year, 1,785 students were attending 92 Texas colleges and universities on scholarships from the Show. Also last year, $7.5 million was committed to scholarships and educational programs including more than $3 million in the Houston area. Since the scholarship program began in 1957, almost $100 million has been awarded.

The rodeo and livestock folks have other ways to distribute the wealth. One is judging, and in some cases auctioning off, various animals – steers, heifers, turkeys, broilers, lambs, goats, barrows, rabbits, cavies (guinea pigs), horses, llamas or alpacas. Last year, there were 14,944 junior livestock entries. Each youngster who participates in the auction is guaranteed some money toward a scholarship.

A few years ago, there were some scandals at various youth livestock auctions, including the one at the HLS&R, because the bidding got so high and the young exhibitors could walk off with fortunes. “That was one of my low points,” says Shafer. “It was in 1983, and Red Adair bought a steer, so it was big national news. Later, we found out the steer had been improperly owned and groomed. The animal was supposed to have been in the possession of the exhibiter from July 1 until it was shown here.” After the auction, Shafer discovered the steer had actually been in the possession of a veterinarian until right before the show. Today, there is a cap on how much money each winner can receive, and most of the money paid over that cap is distributed to the general scholarship fund.

The record bids are astronomical. The Waggoner Foundation – June and Virgil, Dick Wallrath – Champion Ranch and RSMIS Foundation once paid $600,001 for a steer, and David and B.J. Boothe, Chad Clay, T.C. and Misty Crawford and Darryl and Lori Schroeder put down $150,000 for three chickens (broilers are sold as a pen of three). Then, there is the calf scramble. Since that event began in 1942, $7,509,500 has been awarded in certificates and bonuses for the purchase of 16,440 animals. But the work just begins for these youngsters. They are responsible for the care and feeding of their heifer, filling in monthly reports. Then they bring their charge back to the livestock show the next year for an inspection.

It is not just our young farmers and ranchers who benefit. Cowboys got couth, too. Most Houstonians don’t know this, but the Show runs a student artists’ show called the School Art Program. It began in 1963 with 700 entries. Today, more than 300,000 entries pour in from 90 different school districts. The works can be in oil, watercolors, charcoal, ceramics and clay, all with a Western flavor. Just as with the youths’ livestock, these art works are auctioned off. Last year, the Grand Champion Work of Art went for a record-breaking $135,000.

There are several other programs such as special tours for children to show them all about agriculture. Last year, 23,000 children took the tours. Then there is the International Program for visitors from abroad to show them something about Texas agriculture. In 2003, 1,844 visitors from 41 countries took part. The Show launched an ongoing program to train school teachers of students in the pre-kindergarten through second grade in specialized reading and classroom management skills. As with everything else the Show touches, this operation started small and now has grown to include 370 classrooms throughout 25 schools and two education centers in the Houston, Aldine and North Forest independent school districts.

So, pardner, this year when you saddle up your Lexus and put on your mud-caked, ostrich-skin Lucchese boots to “Go Texan,” remember the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo is for a good cause. Do I hear two thousand? Two hundred thousand? Sold to that person in mud-caked, ostrich-skin Lucchese boots.

Legally Speaking

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“One thing I supplicate, Your Majesty, that you will give orders, under a great penalty, that no bachelors of law should be allowed to come here (to the New World) for not only are they bad themselves, but they also make and contrive a thousand iniquities.” – Nasco Nunez de Balboa to King Ferdinand V of Spain, 1513

The fact that the above quote came from the Texas State Bar Journal leads to two observations:
– Texas lawyers have a sense of humor.
– King Ferdinand did not take Balboa’s advice.
As a result of observation No. 2, Texas – and especially Houston – has a lot of lawyers and is getting more. The Houston Yellow Pages has 128 pages of “attorneys” (right after “astrologers”). These include some of the best-known on Earth and, thanks to Texaco and the tobacco industry, some of the richest.

They are also a clubby bunch. A doctor does not have to be a member of the Texas Medical Association to practice medicine in Texas. A journalist does not have to be a member of the Texas Press Association to publish a newspaper in this state. But if an attorney wants to practice law in Texas, he/she must be a dues-paying member of the State Bar of Texas. It’s the law.

Among them are the attorneys everyone loves to hate: the personal injury lawyers, or P.I. lawyers. They are the Rodney Dangerfields of the legal profession. They get no respect. This lack of regard possibly comes from TV ads, billboards and full-page color ads screaming, “Get your share!” Most advertising by lawyers has to be approved by the State Bar of Texas, but somehow the ads by personal injury attorneys seem based more on Gordon Gekko’s line in the film, “Wall Street” – “Greed is good.”

These attorneys, however, may be getting a bum rap. Who else comes to the aid of the average Joe who can’t afford a big-time attorney? It’s a dirty job but somebody’s got to chase the ambulances. And those who do the work seem to please most of their clients. The number of grievances filed by Texans against their P.I. attorneys has dropped markedly in recent years, from 966 in 1994-95 to 428 in 2002-04. This number is less than the number of complaints filed against both criminal and family lawyers.

Personal injury lawyers make up the largest single group of board-certified attorneys in Harris County at 24 percent, but that figure can be misleading. Bill Caraway, president of the 625-member Houston Trial Lawyers Association, explains, “The board of legal specialization designation also includes folks who defend personal injury cases; they represent corporations and insurance companies. So when people disparage trial lawyers, defense trial lawyers are included, too.” Caraway divides his colleagues in the trial lawyer persuasion into three groups: Those who tend to handle smaller cases, those who specialize in mid-level cases and those, like Richard Mithoff, Joe Jamail and John O’Quinn, who are handling the multimillion dollar lawsuits.

Representing plaintiffs against large corporations or insurance companies is a “David versus Goliath situation,” Caraway says. “The common character trait that you find in trial lawyers is that they have a calling or a disposition to defend, stand up for or protect the ‘little guy.’ In most cases, a client (a) can’t afford to pay an hourly fee, and, (b) can’t afford to pay the expenses involved in a lawsuit. In our type of practice, the lawyers typically advance the costs of the lawsuit and earn a fee and get paid back for the expenses only if there is a recovery. If there is no settlement or money recovered from a judgment, then we don’t earn a fee and are out the expenses.” Given this significant economic risk, Caraway says that each case has to be carefully scrutinized and provides a tremendous disincentive to take on frivolous cases.

“Trial lawyers are big believers in individual rights and the freedom to contract,” he says. “In terms of pay, it generally ranges from 33 to 40 percent of the recovery. If a lawyer is paid by the contingency arrangement – a percentage of the settlement or judgment recovered as opposed to an hourly or flat fee – there are some lawyers who have a staggered or stair-step method. For example, one arrangement may call for a one-third fee if a case is settled without filing a lawsuit, increasing to 40 percent if the case is tried; and if the case is appealed, it may go up to 50 percent.”

The last session of the Texas Legislature passed the controversial Tort Reform Act, which is best known for capping noneconomic damages for patients suing for medical malpractice at $250,000. Less known to the layman is a portion of the law that went into effect Jan. 1, 2004. It may reduce a jury’s award of damages and change the way plaintiffs’ attorneys get paid. Under the Offer of Settlement Rule, if a claimant tries a case after receiving an offer to settle and a jury awards less than 80 percent of the amount offered to settle, the plaintiff may be liable to the defendant for litigation costs.

As Caraway explains, “If you had a pretrial offer of $100,000 and a jury determines the damages to be $75,000, the plaintiff’s recovery could be reduced to pay the defense litigation costs. The reduction could encompass all of the noneconomic damages awarded and up to half of the economic damages. Because most contingency cases are based on the amount actually recovered, the lawyer’s fee in a situation like this will likewise be reduced.” But Caraway estimates that 80 to 85 percent of cases are resolved short of a trial.

Prof. Meredith Duncan was formerly with Vinson & Elkins and now is an assistant professor of law at the University of Houston Law Center where she teaches both tort law and legal ethics. She defends some, but not all, of the methods P.I. lawyers use that result in their image problems. “I can understand the public’s misconception,” she says. “It is true that personal injury lawyers may advertise more than most others. That’s based on the kind of business they do. To some extent, these lawyers help people who cannot afford a lawyer. I can understand why some personal injury attorneys might advertise more so than other lawyers.”

As for contingency fees, Duncan, like Caraway, feels that in many cases these fees are often the only answer. “There are some downsides to contingency fees. The upside is that a significant number of people are represented or are able to have a lawyer on a contingency basis that they could not have otherwise. We all have our share of bad apples, and the press loves to publicize the bad things that happen. But I can see all sides of the issue. If I had to choose whether attorneys should be able to have the ads and should be able to work on contingency fees, I feel they should.”

It has often been said that one lawyer in a town goes hungry; two lawyers in a town get rich. If this is the case, Texas lawyers are doing quiet well. According to a study by Lisa Kalakanis, Ph.D., the number of lawyers in Texas is growing rapidly. “The State Bar of Texas membership has more than doubled over the last two decades, rising from some 34,800 active members in 1980 to around 71,200 in 2002,” she says. That’s an increase of more than 100 percent, compared to the state’s population increase in that same period of 53 percent. The number of Texas lawyers is already larger than the population of Bryan or Baytown. At this rate, by next year, there should be 77,800 practicing attorneys in Texas.

In Houston we have 17,833 of them. With 16 percent of the state’s population, Harris County has 28 percent of the lawyers. Looking at it another way, in 1980 there was one lawyer in the state for every 455 Texans. That ratio is now one for every 337 Texans. Harris County has one attorney for every 199 residents, placing it third behind Travis County (one to 120) and Dallas county (one to 171).

There are three law schools in Houston churning out new lawyers, but the highest number of Houston’s attorneys are graduates of the University of Texas School of Law with 22 percent. Right behind the Longhorns are those who attended out-of-state law schools with 21 percent. So, we can see that Houston must be an attractive place for others who want to come here to practice law.

Most people tend to think of lawyers as slightly aging white males. In Houston, most lawyers are slightly aging white males. Our legal community is 72-percent male and 28-percent female. It is 87-percent Caucasian/Anglo, only 4-percent black and 7-percent Hispanic. Almost a quarter of them have been licensed more than 25 years. The median age is 46 years old, 38 percent practice alone, and the largest group, one out of every four, practices litigation.

In all shades and callings, Houston has some of the finest lawyers in the world. And if we are going to have lawyers, they might as well be the best. But what would Balboa say to King Ferdinand V? Probably, “I told you so,” – through his attorney. H
Lynn Ashby has two in-house lawyers: his son and daughter-in-law.

Upscale Lettuce

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Where do the salads from the best restaurants in town come from? You’d be suprised….

Backstage With Beyonce

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Backstage with Beyonce

What do performers see at Reliant Stadium before they take the stage? We headed behind the scenes to find out. There’s a band lounge and an entourage lounge, but the biggest and the best is reserved for the gold star performer. When Beyonce Knowles was in town for the rodeo, she had very specific requests to make her stay comfortable. Her list of needs, or rider as it is called, included candles, Pepsi, flowers and some terrific food. We gave the rider to Bennie Ferrel catering and asked them to prepare us a meal Beyonce style. We got: grilled chicken over spaghetti squash, green beans, asparagus, and a spicing sautéed mushroom and green onion sauce to go on top of the chicken. All in all, as long as Beyonce?s wishes are met, the people in Houston are bound to have a stellar performance. Do you think she got the same treatment during the Super Bowl. Or did Janet Jackson have a better suite?


Rodeo Houston

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Rodeo Fashion

Pull out the boots and put on the hat. Let’s take a walk down the rodeo runway. We work with stylists from around the world to keep us up to date. From Carlos Dumas Stafford, we discovered the corsets are the hot new item. Check out the latest in rodeo fashion. Special thanks to Alex Metoyer of Page.713, Carlos Dumas Stafford and Tree Vaello.

Lawyers for the People

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Make A Wish

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