Los Fresnos News

Ain’t No Rain on this Parade

Emilio Flores

For the School, Chamber, and City a little rain wasn’t gonna stop 2024’s parade. The parade was initially scheduled for Saturday, February 17th, but due to weather conditions, on Friday, February 16th Los Fresnos CISD released the news that they would be rescheduling due to the, “safety and well-being of our participants.”

The Rodeo Parade was rescheduled and took place on Thursday, February 29. Many people were very pleased with the decision as so many kids and families and sponsors put alot of time, effort and resources into this event.

Terry Sandate, the Secretary for the Los Fresnos Chamber of Commerce shares that many families wanted to see their children and grandchildren in the parade. Sandate adds that overall it was, “pretty well attended,” adding that they had about 52 entries and 30 horses in the parade.

Victoria Cisnero, the Communications Coordinator shares the following:
“The Los Fresnos CISD is pleased to collaborate with our community partners on the Rodeo Parade. Each year, staff and student organizations assist with the general coordination of the parade route and lineup, as well as participant traffic flow during the parade. This year, we also incorporated two students into the announcing portion,” She adds, “We are so proud of our amazing students, their sponsors, and parents who dedicate a lot of time and effort to making these festive performances come to life. They truly capture the spirit of the school community,”
All 14 of LFCISD’s Campuses participated in this year’s Rodeo Parade.
Mrs. Cisneros acknowledged several students. Students Aisbeth Juarez and Oziel Ian Garza from Los Fresnos High School acted as this years announcers; doing a wonderful job. Aswell she mentioned the Los Fresnos Interact group. The Interact group is a branch of Rotary for students in High School. Cisneros says regarding the students, “They are amazing students” adding, “I just wanna give them a lot of credit.”
Last but certainly not least, Parade Entry Winners:

1st #51 — Los Fresnos FFA
2nd #28 — Iglesia Cristiana Ebenezar
3rd #22 City of Los Fresnos Council Member Albert Escobedo

1st #42 — Los Cuates Middle School Band
2nd #48 — Los Fresnos High School Band
3rd #30 — Resaca Middle School Band

Drill Team/Dance/Walking:
1st #13 — Los Fresnos Junior Falcons Youth Football
2nd #26 — Olmito Elementary School Cheerleaders
3rd #19 — City of Los Fresnos- Your Health Matters

1st #52 — Vaqueros Y Charros Unidos De Brownsville