Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Monday, August 27, 2001
Balmorhea festival set for Saturday
The 26th Annual Oasis of West Texas Labor Day Festival will
be held this coming Saturday in Balmorhea from 9 a.m. to 1 a.m. in Downtown
Balmorhea and at the RV Park site.
This year's festival will include the World Championship Frijole Bean
Cook-off and Fajita Cookoff, for which pre-entries are required. The cook-off
will take place in the downtown area. Prize will be awarded to the top finishers
in each division.
For further information about entering call either Norman Roman at 375-2206
or Pat Brijalba at 375-2323.
Also scheduled as part of this Saturday's events is the first annual Balmorhea
Ranch Rodeo, which will begin at 10 a.m. at Hoffman Arena. The rode is limited
to 12 teams and will feature Remuda Roping, Team Sorting, Team Tying, Calf
Branding and Cow Milking and expands on the team roping competition that
was held for the first time as prt of the Labor Day Festival last year.
For further information, call either 915-395-2240 or 448-7246.
At night on Saturday, the Cruces Band from Las Cruces, N.M. will perform
during a free street dance in Downtown Balmorhea. The dance will run from
9 p.m. until 1 a.m.
Also as part of the festival, the monthly First Friday Trade Days will
be moved to Saturday for September, and space will also be available for
food booths and arts and crafts booths in the downtown area. The trade days
event will be at the ole' Country Corner Store on Main Street. Vendors are
welcome and for further information, call 375-0296.
Brisket sale Friday to benefit Hernandez
A brisket plate fundraiser will be held this Friday to help pay for medical
expenses for Bertha Hernandez. The plates will be sold from 11 a.m to 2 p.m.
at Saragosa Hall, at Sixth and Locust streets and will be $4 apiece.
Deliveries will be made on orders of three plates or more. To order, call
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
Division of Buckner News Alliance, Inc.
324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
Phone 915-445-5475, FAX 915-445-4321
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