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Wow! RodeoHouston breaks records with packed performances, high-dollar art & animal auctions

Packed performances, high-dollar sales at RodeoHouston

RodeoHouston, Los Invasores de Nuevo Leon, in concert
Invasores de Nuevo Leon and Julion Alvarez in concert at RodeoHouston Photo by Indalecio/Twitter
Julion Alvarez, RodeoHouston
Tejano performer Julion Alvarez helped break the attendance record on Sunday.  979Laraza.com
RodeoHouston, broken records, Stowing the Riggings, painting
Grand Champion Work of Art, "Stowing the Riggings" by Denisse Molina, sold for a new world record price of $210,000. RodeoHouston/Facebook
RodeoHouston grand champion market lamb, Jan Puente, Mike Puente, Scott Griener, Jessica Puente
Jan Puente, from left, Mike Puente, Scott Griener and Jessica Puente with the grand champion market lamb, which was purchased for $220,000 by the Hildebrand family in memory of Ruth and Dr. Tommy Hildebrand Photo courtesy of RodeoHouston
RodeoHouston, Los Invasores de Nuevo Leon, in concert
Julion Alvarez, RodeoHouston
RodeoHouston, broken records, Stowing the Riggings, painting
RodeoHouston grand champion market lamb, Jan Puente, Mike Puente, Scott Griener, Jessica Puente

Though attendance at concert performances have looked lower than usual this year, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is breaking records right and left this season, and three were set over the past weekend.

After a record-breaking attendance of 75,175 at Bruno Mars on Thursday night — where Reliant Stadium was packed to the rafters, tweens crowding a dozen deep on the concourse — performers Julion Alvarez and Los Invasores de Nuevo Leon topped that attendance by nearly 200 fans on Sunday's Go Tejano Day. 

On Saturday, the going price for the Grand Champion Junior Market Lamb set a world record at $220,000. The lamb, purchased by the Hildebrand Family, was raised by 16-year-old Wilson County 4-H member Jessica Puente.

The runner up Reserve Grand Champion Junior Market Lamb, exhibited by 16-year-old Trae Shearer of Bells FFA, sold for $136,000 — breaking another world record. And yet another was set by the Grand Champion Junior Market Goat, raised by 18-year-old Mason County 4-H member Gabe Jennings, which sold for $156,000.

"Stowing the Riggings," an artwork by 16-year-old Denisse Molina, sold at the School Art Auction on Sunday for a world record-breaking $210,000. Molina says that the money will go toward continuing her education. 

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