Hispanic Heritage Celebration

By: Maddie Garrett Email
By: Maddie Garrett Email

Sherman, TX - Sherman got to enjoy a little fiesta today, with the 12th annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration.

People from all over got to take part in the cultural celebration on the Grayson County Court house lawn this afternoon.

There was something for everyone at the celebration, with a jalapeño contest, authentic Latino-American foods and entertainment and a mariachi band.

TAPS shuttle buses ran between locals between this event and the Sherman Arts Festival just across the street.

Hispanic Heritage committee member Rudy Garza says he was happy to see so many people involved in the event.

"As you can see like I said multi-culturally we're coming together and to celebrate those accomplishments and also to assist us and further the education of those youth which is our primary focus,” said Garza.

And Garza said this year's cultural celebration was the biggest and most successful one yet.

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  • by bud Location: dnison on Sep 25, 2009 at 04:53 AM
    The problem is that we have let it go and let it slide so long now we dont own it, we fought for this land not the mexicans well yea they did but they lost.
  • by BHall Location: Texoma on Sep 24, 2009 at 02:55 PM
    How about a "white" heritage day?
  • by Anonymous on Sep 23, 2009 at 05:19 AM
    Did any of you complain about the Juneteenth celebrations, or the Christmas, Memorial Day etc. parades? The ONLY legitimate complaint/suggestion I've seen posted so has been recommending the celebration be held on the grounds of Kid Key Auditiorium/Municipal Building like ArtsFest. Great suggestion!
  • by bud Location: denison on Sep 23, 2009 at 05:04 AM
    As an American if i ever saw any flag above the American flag i would take it down and fix it right , probbly get plenty of help too i bet.
  • by Stacy Location: sherman on Sep 22, 2009 at 05:51 AM
    OMG People grow up boo hoo i couldnt get around down town so what you cant get around down town when theres a christmas parade can you idiots. I think it is good to recognize other cultures. I love october Fest its about German culture, I never here of any complaints about Germanfest oh i forgot they serve alot of beer at that festival red necks love that beer, maybe they should serve mexican beer or tequila at these culture days and all the people would be happy and shut up. Yall Have nothing better to do but complain so like I said boo hoo ........
  • by bud Location: denison on Sep 22, 2009 at 04:58 AM
    It Is funny how one comment can fire up so many people , Fozzy... Columbus got here by accident and I am not Irish . But lets say we are going to have a white American day how do you think that will work, i would take off work for that?
  • by frustrated Location: sherman tx on Sep 21, 2009 at 11:30 AM
    The streets were shut down- Couldn't get where u needed to go because of this! It was ridiculous! We tried to do some shopping downtown- Couldn't find anywhere to park! Some of the downtown stores lost customers because of this mess!
  • by Scalawag Location: OK on Sep 21, 2009 at 10:54 AM
    Old Root Beer, I wouldn't worry about it too much. Most H.S. kids here in OK don't know who George Washington is. I doubt they will remember any of the bogus stuff they are taught about Columbus. I bet most of you complaining that Hispanics aren't "'Merican" enough could not pass the citizenship test yourselves. Many of you can barely speak English. All of the Hispanic kids I know speak both English & Spanish. It is mainly the older folks who have problems. It is much harder to learn a new language after you are grown.
  • by OLD ROOT BEER Location: TEXOMA on Sep 21, 2009 at 08:07 AM
    yup. just plain old ENGLISH SPEAKING americans... and the only people who believe columbus was a hero are the poor 1st graders that have garbage like that shoved down their throats...
  • by Zyklon B Location: The Voice on Sep 21, 2009 at 06:47 AM
    Heck, every day is Hispanic Heritage day in Texas. They are like fire ants after a rain, everywhere you turn and nothing gets rid of them for long.
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