The Frick 70s Collection, no. 9 – Howdy Roo Chili Cookoff

This home movie of the Howdy Roo Chili Cookoff, held in Marble Falls captures some of the more interesting t-shirts at the event, and a variety of activities, including carnival rides, paddle boats, and of course drinking and eating chili. The tail end of the video leaves Marble Falls and shows short clips of several […]

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The Frick 70s Collection, no. 16 – Texas Girl Chili Cook-off

This home movie of the 1980 Texas Girl Chili Cook-off held in Rosenberg, opens with a few attendees testing their skills on a mechanical bull. Also captured are shots of the (sometimes bawdily behaved) crowd and a dramatic sky. The Frick Collection was donated to TAMI by John Frick and includes home movies of family […]

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HP Wells Family Films – Texas Cowboy Reunion (1939)

This home movie from the HP Wells Family Films opens on the Stamford Rodeo, also known as the Texas Cowboy Reunion, in 1939. Men and women ride horses in a cloverleaf pattern, and men ride bucking broncos and wrangle calves. The film also includes scenes of a game of golf, a father playing outside with […]

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The Frick 70s Collection, no. 17 – Westheimer Arts Festival & Texas Girl Chili Cook-off, 1980

This home movie from the Frick collection captures the essence of the pre-oil-bust party culture in the Houston area as it documents scenes from the 1980 Westheimer Arts Festival and Rosenberg’s Texas Girl Chili Cook-off. The Frick Collection was donated to TAMI by John Frick and includes home movies of family Christmases, camping trips, and […]

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The Frick 70s Collection, no. 13 – Montgomery County Cook-off 1

This home movie footage of the 1979 Montgomery County Cook-off, held in Conroe, captures contestants and their booths, and some interesting entertainment. The Frick Collection was donated to TAMI by John Frick and includes home movies of family Christmases, camping trips, and outings in Houston, as well as trips to local Texas events, including the […]

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The Ramon Galindo Collection, no. 22 – The First Annual Aqua Festival Parade and Rodeo (1962)

This home movie captures scenes of the first annual Aqua Festival parade and rodeo in Austin in 1962. The Aqua Festival was founded in 1962 to promote Austin and the surrounding region as a destination and to boost the local economy during its slow season. This film documents one of the festival’s parades, where floats […]

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