Friday, June 21, 2013

Weekend Roundup

Weekend time again.  The biggest news in Laredo is the collective sigh that was heard last night shortly after 10:30, when the mighty San Antonio Spurs were defeated by the annoying Miami Heat.  Of course, the players and coaches followed the NBA script on cue as David Stern, the ever-prescient puppet master, rubbed his hands gleefully after the pivotal Game 6 fiasco two days earlier.  Too bad.  It would have been cool to see the Spurs win again.

But life moves on and so does Laredo.  This weekend is a perfect example as summer officially begins.

Of course the big thing for all of the city is the beauty stuff going on in the LISD building Civic Center.  Misses and Teens from what I can gather.

It's a good thing that the pageant(s) were not set for last week because folks were building arcs and getting ready for the end of the world like it was 2012 or something.  I always wonder why Laredo can't take any heavy rain without flooding?

But this is not a time for rejoicing.  James Gandolfini died a few days ago.  The famed actor was on holiday in Italy when he collapsed from an apparent heart attack.  RIP "Tony Soprano."

 Nevertheless, Mijares, the Mexican crooner who was once married to Lucero, is going to be in Laredo.

So, hopefully you can enjoy the extra daylight today.  Much more than 12 hours for this Friday.  On an endnote, here is the spirit of the Spurs atop a religious iconography in the barrios of our fair city.  Sadly, the Spurs faded as bad as the tiny flag at the top of the doghouse.

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