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Championship Bar-B-Que Contest Shatters Previous Record

More than 255,000 people turned out for barbecue, music and good times at Reliant Park this past weekend for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo's World Championship Bar-B-Que Contest. It was a new attendance record for the annual event, up 4.5% from last year's total of 244,000 participants. The contest, sometimes called Cookoff, marks the traditional start of the Rodeo season each year. This year it was held February 23-25. A total of 431 barbecue entries from 263 teams spanning the…

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HMNS Offers Sneak Peek of New Hall

Yesterday, the Houston Museum of Natural Science gave media a sneak peek at its massive new Paleontology Hall set to open this summer. Stretching the length of a football field with four gigantic levels, the Hall will double the museum's total space and add roughly 60,000 square feet of exhibit area. HMNS is already one of the most visited museum's in the Southwest. The expansion is expected to only add to that figure. The new Paleo Hall will be packed with prehistoric dinosaurs and other…

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Welcome to the new Visit Houston!

We are proud to launch the new and improved VisitHouston.com! For the past several months we've been hard at work completely restructuring and redesigning our site. We hope that you'll find the new site interesting, visually compelling and user-friendly. But most of all, we hope it helps provide you the information you need to make your trip to Houston more enjoyable. If you have a moment, please let us know what you think of the new site – we’re always looking for ways to improve…

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