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The Texas Tribune-ProPublica Investigative Unit

Officials knew coronavirus could spread at the Houston Rodeo and proceeded with the event anyway

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is the city’s largest annual event, attracting 2.5 million people and generating nearly $400 million. But officials pushed forward with this year's 20-day event until there was a positive coronavirus case from community spread.

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo was shut down after concerns of the spread of the coronavirus in Houston

Rodeo organizers brace for the worst: a cancellation

Warning signs were everywhere

The case count begins

Cases add up and pressure intensifies on the rodeo

The rodeo must shut down

Armchair quarterbacking

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