Family fun part of Fiesta event

first_img Local NewsEntertainment Family fun part of Fiesta event Southern Style Potato SaladSlap Your Mama It’s So Delicious Southern Squash CasseroleSummer Spaghetti SaladPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay By admin – April 27, 2018 WhatsApp Fiesta West TexasSea lions, pro wrestlers, country music, Tejano music and, of course, cars, are all part of the Garriga Law Firm’s 22nd annual Fiesta West Texas, a family-centered event to celebrate Hispanic culture.The annual blowout begins at 5 p.m. May 4 and noon May 5-6 at the Ector County Coliseum, 4201 Andrews Highway.Activities include live entertainment, nightly concerts, carnival rides and games, a parade, horse team roping, goat roping, bull riding, a washer tournament, food, exhibits, contests and more.Festivities are on the weekend of Cinco de Mayo, a holiday that celebrates the date of the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. Pinterest Previous articleFlowers, food highlight Ellen Noël eventNext articleFamily nature festival admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Erica Lane part of Fandango celebration WhatsApp Midessa Music Fest is in July Kevin Fowler is part of the country music lineup during Fiesta West Texas. The annual Fiesta West Texas has always included music and cars and games but this year will also have the Human Rocket Man and the Sea Lion Splash as an attraction for younger audiences.Also, Lucha Libre professional Mexican luchadores; X Metal BMX Riders, a team extreme stunt show featuring various motorcycles and the Globe of Death; and two interactive animal shows, Sea Lion Splash Show and Nerger’s Tigers (Bengal/Siberian tigers) are scheduled attractions.The Fiesta Car Show is an indoor and outdoor car show with lowriders, classic cars, muscle cars, custom cars, trucks and bikes, and will be on view throughout the weekend. Trophies and cash prizes will be awarded. For more information on the car show, call Joel with Exotic Suspensions at 339-1168 or 664-2104.The Miss Chiquitita 2018 pageant for girls, ages 1-10, is scheduled May 5. For more information, call 425-0972.The following music artists have been scheduled to perform.May 4: Country Fest featuring Wade Bowen, Kevin Fowler, Mike Ryan and Grant Gilbert. Tickets are $20 in advance.May 5: Go Tejano Day featuring Siggno, Lucky Joe, Jaime y Los Chamacos, Erick y Su Grupo Massore, Shelly Lares and La Dez. Tickets are $13 in advance.May 6: Perdidos de Sinaloa, La Energia Nortena, La Fiera de Ojinaga, Geru y Su Legion and El Nuevo Corcel. Tickets are $15 in advance.Attractions scheduled throughout the event include the antics of the Sea Lion Splash Show, which is a traveling sea lion show. Also, Nerger’s Tigers is a show of Bengal and Siberian tigers that toured in Europe for 30 years. When not performing, the tigers will be on display.Two-day passes for May 5-6 will be sold for $20 through Tuesday. Admission is free for kids age 5 and under. Tickets are available online and at La Nueva Moda, Endless Horizons and Super Mercado.For more information, tickets or VIP tables, call 385-7135 or visit myfiestawesttexas.com.If You Gocenter_img What: The Garriga Law Firm’s 22nd annual Fiesta West Texas.When: Gates open 5 p.m. May 4 and noon May 5-6.Where: The Ector County Coliseum.Tickets: Visit myfiestawesttexas.com for tickets Pinterest Twitter Country crooner featured at Rolling 7’s Home Local News Entertainment Family fun part of Fiesta event Members of the University of Texas of the Permian Basin Ballet Folklorico perform last year during the Fiesta West Texas Kickoff lunch. This is the 22nd year of Fiesta West Texas. It begins at 5 p.m. May 4 at the Ector County Coliseum. 1 of 3 Twitter Facebook Facebooklast_img read more

New Mandela tapestry for airport

first_img17 December 2015In honour of Nelson Mandela, a giant tapestry has been unveiled at Cape Town International Airport, according to Amnesty International.Measuring approximately six by three metres, and called Flying Madiba, the work of art was designed by acclaimed Czech artist Peter Sis and woven by Atelier Pinton in Aubusson, France. It is on display at the airport’s international arrivals hall, and was installed on 10 December 2015 to mark International Human Rights Day.“This tapestry is a fitting tribute to Nelson Mandela, a champion of human rights across the world,” said Bill Shipsey, Art for Amnesty’s founder. “It will provide a constant reminder to the millions of people passing through the Cape Town International airport about his legacy, not only for South Africa but for the world.”According to Amnesty International, the tapestry was generously backed and funded by musicians and artists such as Bono and The Edge of the band U2, John Legend, Peter Gabriel, Sting and Yoko Ono.“Madiba sacrificed his own freedom to see a better world for everyone,” said Muleya Mwananyanda, Amnesty International’s deputy director for Southern Africa. “With this tapestry, we are honouring his sacrifices and hoping that he will be remembered forever.”Mandela received Amnesty International’s most prestigious award, the Ambassador of Conscience Award, in 2006.“The tapestry will take pride of place in our International Arrivals Hall. It will be the final piece of a broader ambience programme in that area which already has various elements creating a sense of place,” said Deidre Davids, the manager for communications and brand at the airport.‘Explore philosophy that places our problems in an international and historical context’ – Nelson Mandela.— Art for Amnesty (@Art4Amnesty) December 6, 2015Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 million people who campaign for a world in which human rights are enjoyed by all.Source: Amnesty Internationallast_img read more

CWG: India knocked out by England in badminton

first_imgParupalli KashyapIndia were knocked out of badminton semi-finals 0-3 by England, who will now play for gold against Malaysia, who struggled their way past Singapore 3-2 at the Commonwealth Games here.England had to fight hard for their 3-0 victory, particularly in the mixed and men’s doubles. India’s top singles player Parupalli Kashyap lost his match against Rajiv Ouseph in straight games at the Emirates Arena on Sunday.Chris Adcock was England’s star performer, having a fair share in winning both the doubles. He first won the mixed double with wife Gabriel and then paired up with Andrew Ellis to take the men’s doubles, both matches going into decisive third game.The Adcocks looked like running away with their match when they took the first game 21-16 and led 15-8 in the second against Jwala Gutta and Akshay Dewalkar. But the Indians fought back to take 12 of the next 13 points to force a decider.Kashyap was up against a fighting Ouseph, who had a tougher second game but pulled it off 21-16, 21-19.Adcock was back on court, this time for the men’s doubles with Ellis against Dewalkar and Pranaav Chopra.The Indians took the first game 21-12 but Adcock and Ellis rallied brilliantly to take the second at 13, one particular rally going to 82 strokes. The English partners steadied themselves to take the decider 21-16.England have not lost a match in the competition.Ouseph was the only English player who played at the New Delhi Games four years ago and thinks his team can beat defending champions Malaysia.advertisementMalaysia had to go all the way to overcome Singapore 3-2.Mixed doubles pair Chan Peng Soon and Lai Pei Jing had to come from behind to edge out Danny Chrisnanta and Vanessa Neo 17-21, 21-12, 21-14 in a thriller for the winning point.Men’s doubles pair Tan Wee Kiong and Goh V Shem put Malaysia ahead beating Danny Chrisnanta and Chayut Triyachart 21-17, 18-21, 21-16 but Singapore levelled the score when Xiayou Liang beat Tee Jing Yi in straight sets, 21-12, 22-20.Chong Wei Feng, who came in for injured Lee Chong Wei as the top men’s singles player, restored Malaysia’s lead by beating Derek Wong, 21-9, 21-18.However, Singapore levelled yet again when their women’s doubles pair Shinta Mulia Sari and Lei Yao beat Woon Khe Wei and Vivian Hoo 9-21, 18-21.Eventually, it was left Peng Soon and Pei Jing to eke out the decisive victory.last_img read more