Wednesday, March 30, 2011

March Runners Log

Wow, I am on such a rush right now with all the runs we have been doing. We have not really had a breather. Again this month we did 2 fitness challenges instead of just 1. I am so proud of us. I say us because it is a group of us who support each other and do the races. Let me start by telling you, a support group is the #1 reason why I continue to do my runs. When I am ready to give up, they are not. We help balance each other out. If you are doing it alone, get a group of friends to join you.

1st Fitness Challenge-Race Against Violence 5K run

Alba 00:31:52 with an average of 10:17/m pace
2nd Fitness Challenge-Bayou City Classic 10K run

Alba 1:14:33 with an average of 12:01/m pace

So below you will find the pictures of my last race. Pay attention to my face. You can clearly see how concentrated I am on what I am doing. I am trying to breath. There were uproads and downroads, so I had my own strategy for each. The reason I am showing you these pictures are to show you, that I actually do the runs. I do have a hard time with myself. It is all mind games. But anything can be played like this, dieting, exercising, etc... The main idea is the last picture where I crossed the line, you too can cross your line. Whatever it may be. Find something fun for you. Find a group of people with the same goals in mind. You cannot cross the finish line if you do not start by crossing the starting line. If you have been standing on the sidelines, it is your time now. Let others cheer for you.

I just received my wedding video. As we watched it, I noticed how skinny I had gotten for my wedding. But the number on the scale was not my magical number. That's it, the number is just that, a number. Watching that video made me realize this. I wanted to pass it along to you. Stop watching that number as the magical number, instead watch what you eat, watch what you do, and watch your clothes get looser and looser.

Until next challenge... see you at the start line.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

March 29th is a National Mom & Pop Business-Owners Day

Today March 29 is National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day. It is a day to recognize small business owners, particularly husband and wife business owners. These are the restaurants, pharmacies, business, etc.. that are family owned no franchise or chains.

I was listening to the radio and they were talking about this topic. I love the idea of visiting these type of places. We need to help the economy by supporting these type of businesses. Here are some of the places the callers called in about, which I have never heard or been to any of them, I will add them to my list of places to visit:

1)The first place is in danger of closing its doors-
Brothers-In-Law's Bar-B-Que
503 Freeport St Houston 77015 713.453.2676

ph: 713-683-6700
fax: 713-683-6709

3)Doyle's Restaurant
2136 W 34th St Houston 77018 713.686.8271

4)El Jarrito
21724 Highland Knolls Dr Katy 77450 281.579.8844

5)Pappy's Cafe
9041 Katy Fwy Houston 77024 713.827.1811

6)This one is one I have visited and highly recommend. I love it.
Empire Cafe
1732 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 528-5282

So, today let us all head out and find a mom and pop business to support. Go to your favorite spot. I remember a burger place called Luke's, not sure if it was a mom and pop, but it is now closed. Their burgers were the best. I loved going to eat there. Now the building is the only reminder we have of a place we use to go to, and the best burgers I have ever tasted.

Monday, March 28, 2011

I am attending Hispanicize 2011

It is the 2nd Annual Hispanic PR and Social Media Conference. Next week on April 6-8, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. This conference will have 32 sessions, and more than 80 speakers, keynoters like Edward James Olmos and panels in Hispanic public relations, social media and bloggers.

I cannot wait to meet and greet some of the elite Latina and Latino bloggers from all over the United States. I am also excited to learn from everyone, the sessions, trainings, and boot camp. Again this will be my first conference.

So stay tuned to my blog next week, as I blog live from Hollywood, California. Follow me @independentmami and #HISPZ11, for conference updates.

Any advice? Have you been to a conference? What was the good, and what was the bad? What do you want to hear about? Since this is my first conference I will be taking plenty of notes on everything. I will try and bring everything back to this blog and let you in. I love blogging. I have met a great group of bloggers who have helped me. But then there are those that only help themselves. Just recently I asked for help from some bloggers with my media kit (becuase I do not have one), sponsorship (because I am not rich but really wanted to attend this conference and learn), and just some place to start, again this being my first ever conference. Leave a comment with questions, advice, or just comments.


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Friday, March 25, 2011


Anne Hathaway and Jesse Eisenberg talk to Terra about their new movie "Rio"

Maria Salas talks with stars of the upcoming film "Rio," an animated adventure for the entire family. Jesse Elsenberg (Blu) and Anne Hathaway (Jewel) talk to Terra about their characters, their thoughts on love at first sight and on overcoming their fears. "Rio" will be in theaters on April 15. You don't want to miss it!

Anne Hathaway y Jesse Eisenberg hablan con Terra de su nueva película "Rio"

Maria Salas habla con las estrellas de la nueva película "Rio", una aventura animada para toda la familia. Jesse Elsenberg (Blu) y Anne Hathaway (Jewel) hablan con Terra sobre sus personajes, sobre el amor a primera vista y como han podido superar sus miedos. "Rio" estará en los teatros el 15 de abril. No te lo puedes perder!

Cy-Fest 2011 Cypress Festival

Are you looking for something fun to do this weekend? Well I just found out about a festival in our area.

There will be food, and entertainment for a low cost for advance tickets of $5 adults, and $2 kids (3-12 yrs old), kids under 3 free.

The entertainers are The Zydeco Dots, Bayou Roux, Travis Matte, Eleventh Hour, The Silverado Band, Luther and the Healers, Kyle Bennett Band, Mark Chesnutt, McClanahans, Klockwork, and The Molly Ringwalds.

The Benefactors are the 100 Club and The Cy-Fair Chamber of Commerce.

THE FRESH AIR FUND needs your help

THE FRESH AIR FUND, an independent, not-for-profit agency, has provided free summer vacations to more than 1.7 million New York City children from low-income communities since 1877. Nearly 10,000 New York City children enjoy free Fresh Air Fund programs annually. In 2010, close to 5,000 children visited volunteer host families in suburbs and small town communities across 13 states from Virginia to Maine and Canada. 3,000 children also attended five Fresh Air camps on a 2,300-acre site in Fishkill, New York. The Fund’s year-round camping program serves an additional 2,000 young people each year.

You can give a child the experience of a lifetime with your gift to The Fresh Air Fund!
Every year, The Fresh Air Fund gives thousands of inner-city children the priceless gift of fun – and opens the door to a lifetime of opportunities.

Whether it's a two-week trip to visit a volunteer host family, or a fun-filled and educational stay at one of our camps, our programs make for unforgettable memories – and open a world of new friendships and fresh possibilities. We are a not-for-profit agency and depend on tax-deductible donations from people like you to keep our vital programs flourishing.

Donate online now.

Mi Casa Tu Casa Sweepstakes

Mi Casa Tu Casa Sweepstakes, Enter for a Chance to win!
Attention! For those who love to participate and win, is giving away fabulous household prizes. All you have to do is visit Mi Casa Tu Casa, navigate throughout our P&G virtual home and participate, don't miss this opportunity, today can be your lucky day!

Weekly Prizes:

· An Eco Shopping Tote Bag
· A $25 American Express Gift Card
· A Smoke Detector
· The Social Network DVD
· A Oral B Vitality Precision Clean Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush

Each Prize total value: $100

At the end of each month you will be notified if you are the lucky winner and you will be registered for a Monthly Grand Prize, visit for your chance to win today!

Monthly Prizes:

· A Eco Shopping Tote Bag
· A Nintendo Wii Sport Package

Each Prize total value: $330

You can participate every week, register today for a chance to win! Additional information is available at the website, the Mi Casa tu Casa Sweepstakes ends on May 8th, 2011.

¡Participa y Gana en los Sorteos de Mi Casa Tu Casa!

¡Atención! Para aquellos que les encanta participar y ganar, está regalando premios para uso del hogar. ¡Lo único que tienes que hacer es visitar Mi Casa Tu Casa, navegar por nuestra casa virtual de P&G y participar, no te pierdas de esta oportunidad, hoy puede ser tu día de suerte!

Premios Semanales:

· Una Eco Bolsa de Compras
· Una Tarjeta de Regalo de $25 de American Express
· Un Detector de Humo
· Un DVD de The Social Network
· Un Cepillo de Dientes Oral B Vitality Precision Clean Rechargeable Electric

Cada Premio está Valorado en: $100

¡A final de cada mes serás notificado si fuiste el ganador y estarás inscrito para el Gran Premio del Mes, no tienes chance de perder!

Premios Mensuales:

· Una Eco Bolsa de Compras
· Un Nintendo Wii - Paquete Deportivo

Valor Total de cada Premio: $330

¡Puedes participar todas las semanas, regístrate hoy para el chance de ganar! Encontrarás más información en nuestra página web, el sorteo de Mi Casa Tu Casa termina el 8 de mayo de 2011.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Tasty Thursday-Mission Burrito

Today's Tasty Thursday takes us to Mission Burrito. Mission Burrito has a several locations, like West Alabama and I-10 and Durham. We arrived early but by the time we were leaving the lunch crowd had attacked this place. It was full of people coming in to eat.

What I like about the burrito is that you can have whatever you like, you choose. The ingredients are right in front of you and you make the choice. You can also pick from the menu but why not build your own. And if you are watching what you eat, you do not even have to have a tortilla. You can have it in a bowl.

I built my own chicken bowl. I started out with the Cilantro Rice. I added black beans. I threw some corn, lettuce, pico de gallo, jalapenos, cucumber ranch sauce, and top it with some guacamole.

My hubby liked the entire concept of building your own. He does not like certain ingredients and is always asking what is in items before making a selection. This burrito filled him up.

The meal was great. We sat outside and enjoyed the weather in their patio area. We both got full. We ordered some chips, salsa and 2 drinks. Our total $19.70. Great meal under $20.00. Check out this special they currently have...

***Disclosure-I am not receiving compensation for any of my Tasty Thursday posts. These are local dine in places we are choosing to eat at. I am trying to bring you a selection of restaurants available in Houston for under $20.00 per couple.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Houston-Free Activities Final Four Weekend

Hey Houston...are you ready for the Final Four weekend? If you don't have anything planned, are looking for something fun to do, love basketball, etc... check this out...

On Final Four weekend there will be FREE public events at Reliant Stadium.


Hours: Friday 4-10:30, Saturday 11:30-8, Sunday 3-10:30

Acts: Kings of Leon (Saturday)

FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2011-



HOURS: Noon-4 pm (gates open at 11 a.m.)

Description: Come watch the student-athletes from the 2011 NCAA Final Four teams in their final practice before the national semifinal games. Enjoy the opportunity to hear from each head coach of the participating Final Four teams after the practice session is completed. Fans in attendance will be randomly selected to win national semifinal and championship game tickets throughout the day!

Practice times are based on team seeding:
12 - 12:50 p.m.: Game No. 1 Lower Seed
1 - 1:50 p.m.: Game No. 2 Lower Seed
2:10 - 3 p.m.: Game No. 1 Higher Seed
3:10 - 4 p.m.: Game No. 2 Higher Seed



HOURS: 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Description: The Reese's College All-Star Game features two teams comprised of the top collegiate senior student-athletes in the country. For the fourth year, the game will be played in the Final Four venue and will provide Indiana residents and other NCAA basketball fans the chance to see many of the best college basketball players perform in action for free!

Saturday, April 2-

NCAA Youth Clinics (sponsored by vitaminwater)

Locations: University of Houston, Houston Baptist University, Texas Southern University, John Reagan High school

Admission: Free (Participants must be between 8-16 years of age [boys and girls] and pre-registered).

Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

NCAA Youth Clinics Registration

Description: The NCAA Youth Clinics are a community outreach program that connects kids ages 8 - 16 with the basketball championship and provides them with resources designed to have a lasting impact. Participants receive sport instruction from NCAA coaches and student-athletes and get valuable information on fitness, healthy lifestyles and sportsmanship. The clinics also feature a session for parents and guardians with information on recruiting, academic and eligibility issues.

Sunday, April 3

NCAA Final Four Dribble

Start: Herman Square at City Hall

Finish: George R Brown Convention Center

Admission: Free

Hours: 3 - 4 p.m.

Description: Basketball fans, under the age of 18, will have the opportunity to dribble from City Hall to the Convention Center. Participants will receive a free basketball and t-shirt courtesy of the NCAA. Participants wearing the Final Four Dribble t-shirt will also receive free admission to Bracket Town on event day.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Bzz Agent-Glade® PlugIns® Scented Oil Refills

I am a Bzz Agent. I just received my Smart and Easy Spring Cleaning BzzKit. It came just in time for me and my Spring Cleaning. Here is one of the products in my kit. I love the scent. It is so easy to use and refill. And it fits Glade and Airwick. This is great. This will leave your home smelling wonderful.
Glade® PlugIns® Scented Oil Refills

Ready to take your favorite Glade® fragrance someplace new? Whether you have a Glade® or Air Wick®* Scented Oil Warmer, new Glade® PlugIns® Scented Oil refill bottles always fit. Just sit back, relax and enjoy the fragrance.

Fit both Glade® and Air Wick®* Scented Oil Warmers

Available in a number of varieties, including:

Hawaiian Breeze® Vacation in a bottle!

Lavender and Vanilla® Relax the day away with a soothing, blooming blend of lavender and vanilla

Crisp Waters™ Soak up the pure, invigorating scents of the great outdoors

Ragú® Mom's the Word on Dinner

Did you know that Ragú® Old World Style® Traditional pasta sauce has two full servings of veggies in every half cup of sauce? How hard is it to get kids to est their veggies? Ragú® is trying to help mothers get those kiddos eating their veggies. We all know all the trouble we have with our busy schedules, dinner planning and etc..., where are the solutions? That's why Ragú® is launching "Mom's the Word on Dinner," an online community for moms to laugh, learn and share their take on what really happens at dinnertime. Go to facebook/ragusauce. On the left hand sidebar until the profile picture, click on the Mom's the Word on Dinner.
This Month's Hot Topic:
Do your kids have odd eating habits?
Every night Mom faces a new set of dinnertime challenges that only another mom can understand, which is why this year, Ragú® wants to know: Moms - what really happens at dinnertime?

Each month real moms will tackle topics from kids' odd eating habits at the dinner table, to getting them to eat their veggies to what's being discussed during dinner, with some tips from parenting expert, Dr. Michele Borba, and Registered Dietician, Dr. Felicia Stoler.

You can can join the conversation and tell your story for a chance to be featured in a Ragú® ad in PEOPLE magazine at

So let's all join in and help each other. I know I could use some quick tips on making my dinner work with my busy schedule.

***Disclosure- I was entered for a chance to win a Ragú® prize package in exchange for this post. No monetary compensation was receive.

TANGLED DVD/Blu-Ray giveaway

Walt Disney Pictures presenta TANGLED, una de las historias más divertidas y espeluznantes jamás contadas. Cuando el mas buscado -y encantador – bandido del reino, Flynn Rider, se esconde en una misteriosa torre, es tomado de rehén por Rapunzel, una bella y vivaz adolescente con una caballera dorada de 21 metros de largo, que esta encerrada en la torre. Entonces, la singular captora, buscando el pasaporte que la saque del encierro donde ha permanecido durante años, sella un pacto con el guapo ladrón. Así es como el dúo se lanza a una travesía llena de acción, con un caballo súper-policía, un camaleón sobre protector y una ruda pandilla de matones. También esta en Disney Digital 3Dtm, TANGLED ofrecerá una historia de aventuras con sentimiento, humor y cabello….¡mucho cabello!

Walt Disney Pictures presents its 50th animated film: TANGLED, one of the most hilarious, hair-raising tales ever told. When the kingdom’s most wanted—and most charming—bandit Flynn Rider (voice of ZACHARY LEVI) hides out in a mysterious tower, he’s taken hostage by Rapunzel (voice of MANDY MOORE), a beautiful and feisty tower-bound teen with 70 feet of magical, golden hair. Flynn’s curious captor, who’s looking for her ticket out of the tower where she’s been locked away for years, strikes a deal with the handsome thief and the unlikely duo sets off on an action-packed escapade, complete with a super-cop horse, an over-protective chameleon and a gruff gang of pub thugs. In theaters this holiday season in Disney Digital 3D™, TANGLED is a story of adventure, heart, humor and hair—lots of hair.

The film uses the voice talents of Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy and Ron Perlman.

Check ou the trailer here.

Enter for your chance to win a TANGLED DVD/Blu-Ray Combo pack

1) What would you do with magical 70-foot long hair?

2) Tell me about a time you gained confidence by doing/trying something new

This giveaway ends on March 28, 2011 at 8 am. 1 winner will be randomly chosen, and will have 24 hrs to claim their prize. Please leave your email address in your comment. Good luck.

***Disclosure-No compensation was received.

MommyParties™ - Nutella®

Thanks to MommyParties™ for asking me to host a party with 10 of my friends. I was so excited to get my package of goodies to share.

26.5oz Jar of Nutella® hazelnut spread for use during your party

(10) Nutella® spread sample packs and coupons for guests bags

(10) Nutella® spread guest bags

(10) Nutella® spread tumbler mugs

(10) Nutella® spread spreader

(10) Nutella® spread tip cards for guests

Recipe ideas for your Nutella® Breakfast Bar

Party activities:

Everyday Breakfast Tips and Trivia

So as soon as I heard I would be hosting a party, I started planning my party. The first person I told was my son. He loves Nutella. I remember the first time he tried Nutella. He went to a French camp last summer for a week. He learned alot of things and tried new foods. Nutella was one of the new things he learned about. He camp home begging me to buy some. I had never seen this boy be so excited about some food. I have been a fan as well, ever since. So he was as excited as I was to know that we would be hosting a party and the goodies we would be receiving.
With everything prepared for our party, guest were invited to join us for some breakfast. Breakfast was a fun get-2-gether talking about recipes and enjoying some Nutella. Guest learn that Nutella is a hazelnut spread. Nutella has no artificial colors or preservatives. I love the the kiddos love it. I love it myself.
To learn more about Nutella® hazelnut spread, please visit  

Save Our Skins: Congress v. The Environment : The Gray Wolf

Tell Congress You Want to Put an End to Anti-Wildlife Proposals in Congress!

Earthjustice, the renowned non-profit public interest law firm dedicated to protecting the Earth and its resources, has just released the Save Our Skins campaign to combat Congressional proposals that pose a threat to the Endangered Wildlife Act (ESA). To get the word out, Save Our Skins is more than just a petition; it’s a chance for the soapbox to be given to the endangered animals themselves.

Check this out..
Save Our Skins: Congress v. The Environment : The Gray Wolf

I sent my letter. And I am spreading the word.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Donate-For Japan with Love

I just found out about this.  Independentmami is supporting a Day of Silence, March 18.  What is a Day of Silence?  It is bloggers getting involved and spreading the word to help raise money for Japan.  Thanks to UtterlyEngaged and Ever Ours.

Shelter Box USA-ShelterBox provides emergency shelter and lifesaving supplies for families around the world who are affected by disasters at the time when they need it the most. Each large green ShelterBox is tailored to a disaster but typically contains a disaster relief tent for an extended family, blankets, water storage and purification equipment, cooking utensils, a stove, a basic tool kit, a children’s activity pack and other vital items. A whole box costs $1,000 (US), so we're hoping to raise enough to send 5 boxes.


Donate today to help Japan. Every little bit helps.


Because Japan needs our help. When natural disasters hit we are all called to help each other.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Houston-Final Four

It is March Madness!!! everywhere. But here is Houston, our city prepares to host...

I once heard someone tell me that nothing ever happens in Houston. Well they are so wrong. Houston is hosting this year's Final Four. As you drive around our city you can see how excited the entire city is. There are buildings covered with Final Four banners. The bracket is even being projected on the side of the George R Brown Covention Center.

Game 1-April 2 @ 6:00 p.m. on CBS
Game 2-April 2 @ 8:30 p.m. on CBS

National Championship Game-April 4 @ 9 p.m. CBS

Tasty "Thirsty" Thursday-Happy St Patrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day! I have my green shirt on and my green nails ready to pinch anyone not wearing green.

Today's highlight is not a restaurant, it is JD's Sports Bar and Billiards!
And every Thursday, it's always Steak Nite!!

What I like is driving up and smelling the pit going! Check out the grill as you put in your order, how ever you want it!
This bad boy is mine!
This one is my husband's.

Total cost for 2 Steak and Potato dinners is $26.00. There are so delicious and juicy!

And to quench your "THIRST" they have specials every night. St Patrick's Day, they have $10 buckets.

Follow them on facebook for all the latest events and parties- facebook/JDS Houston

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

New Winner-Giveaways

Due to no claim on this prize I have picked a new name...

Congratulations goes to....

CJR said...


I like CoverGirl on Facebook and tagged you! (cinellajreyes)

vetsmom_rgv at yahoo dot com

March 4, 2011 5:52 PM
I will be sending you an email to claim your prize.  You have 24 hrs.  Thanks for entering.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Recetas Para Ésta Cuaresma

Calabacines Rellenos con Lenteja
Tiempo Estimado
Tiempo para Preparación: 15 min
Tiempo para Cocción: 15 min
Porciones: 8
3 cucharadas de aceite vegetal, uso dividido
1 cebolla pequeña, picada
1 diente de ajo, picado
1 1/2 tazas de lenteja cocida
2 cucharadas de salsa concentrada de tomate
2 cucharadas de MAGGI Jugo Sazonador
4 calabacines grandes, cortados a lo largo y pulpa sacada sin pelar la piel
6 cucharaditas de queso Cotija desmenuzado
Cilantro picado para guarnición
CALIENTA 1 cucharada de aceite en una sartén grande a fuego medio. Agrega la cebolla y el ajo cocinando mezclando frecuentemente hasta que la cebolla esté tierna. Agrega la lenteja, la salsa de tomate y el jugo sazonador y cuécelos mezclando frecuentemente durante 2 minutos o hasta que se calienten bien. Rellena los calabacines uniformemente con la mezcla de lenteja.

CALIENTA las 2 cucharadas restantes de aceite en la misma sartén a fuego medio-bajo. Cocina los calabacines durante 10 minutos o hasta que estén tiernos. Espolvoréalos con queso y cilantro; sírvelos inmediatamente.

Redonditas de Papas y Maíz con Salsa Cremosa
Tiempo Estimado
Tiempo para Preparación: 10 min
Tiempo para Cocción: 6 min

Producciones: 13 redonditas
1 lata (7.6 onzas líquidas) de Media Crema NESTLÉ
1 paquete (2.29 onzas) de MAGGI Crema de Maíz (Elote), uso dividido
2 cucharadas de perejil fresco picado
1/4 taza de leche
1 libra de papas russet, peladas y ralladas
1 lata (15 onzas) de granos de maíz (elote), escurrido
1/2 cebolla, finamente picada
2 huevos grandes, ligeramente batidos
1 cucharada de harina para todo uso
1/4 taza de aceite vegetal
COMBINA la media crema, 2 cucharadas de el polvo de la crema de maíz y el perejil en un tazón pequeño y refrigera.

MEZCLA la leche y el polvo de la crema de maíz restante en un tazón grande. Agrega la papa rallada, los granos de maíz, la cebolla, los huevos y la harina; mezcla bien.

CALIENTA el aceite en una sartén grande a fuego medio. Con una cuchara, pon una redondita (de 2 pulgadas) de la mezcla en el aceite caliente. Cocínalas durante 3 minutos por cada lado o hasta que estén doradas. Escúrrelas sobre toallas de papel. Sírvelas caliente con la salsa de media crema.

2011 EIF Revlon Run/Walk for Women

EIF Revlon Run/Walk for Women has touched the lives of millions of people by raising money to increase awareness, education, research, and diagnostic treatment services in the fight against women's cancers. The actual races are taking place on both coasts on the following dates:

EIF Revlon Run Walk for Women - NY

Saturday, April 30 · 7:00am - 12:00pm

Times Square and Central Park, New York City

EIF Revlon Run Walk for Women - LA

Saturday, May 7 · 7:00am - 12:00pm

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

The Facts About Women’s Cancers

It is estimated that in 2010:

•More than 273,000 new cases of women’s cancers will be diagnosed this year in the U.S.
•Approximately 40,000 women will die from breast cancer in the United States
•Breast cancer will account for 27% of all cancers diagnosed in women in the United States
•Approximately 22,000 new cases of ovarian cancer are expected this year
•About 15,000 women will die of ovarian cancer
Source: American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts and Figures 2009
Women’s cancers include: breast, uterine, ovary, vulva, vagina

Join the Womentum.....on facebook

Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo 2011

Are you looking for something to do this Spring Break? I suggest the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. If you are new or old to Houston, this is a great thing to do. With the economy and gas prices rising, most of us are doing staycations. Plan a day at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Here are some things to do:


Did you know that Wednesday, March 16 is Value Day? $10 Value Day Rodeo/Concert Ticket (includes Reliant Park admission)
superstar entertainer
championship rodeo action
upper level of Reliant Stadium

For $10, you can come in and see the animals at Reliant Center, and finish the day with a concert.

Values on the grounds:
*$5 Value Day Reliant Park Admission (does not include rodeo/concert admission - purchase at the Reliant Park gates)

*Free Value Day Reliant Park Admission (for seniors, 60 and over, and children, 12 and under — does not include rodeo/concert admission)

*$5 Value Day Miller Lite Main Street Yellow Lot and Astroworld Parking (available until 3 p.m. each Wednesday)

*Free Shuttle Service at Reed Road Park & Ride Lot (Reed Road at Highway 288 - no charge to park - ride shuttle for free to and from Reliant Park - available until 3 p.m. each Wednesday)

*Values on the Grounds:
$5 off a $25 or more purchase at any official Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo merchandise booth
$1 games and $1 food bites at the Kids Country Carnival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Value Days pricing at various food and merchandise vendors

*Values in Reliant Stadium:
$5 value meals and other discounts at various food and drink concession stands

Did you know that the rodeo gives out scholarships? Some of the money from the rodeo is used to help kids go to a Texas college or university. Thanks to the rodeo's committment since 1932. The first scholarship was given in 1957.

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo last until the 20th, so grab the family and go have a great time!!