August 28, 2012

UTB/TSC to Cancel "First Annual Freddy Fender Festival" due to conflicts of ownership of Arts Center.

The University of Texas has sadly announced the cancellation of the First Annual Freddy Fender Festival due to the recent split between the University of Texas and The Texas South-most College.  Texas South-most College alleges that the new state of the art Art Center is on their property and that they do not give permission to the University to use the establishment for the weekend long festival that was going to showcase authentic Fender Memorabilia, and was going to have the participation of recording music sensation "Little Joe y la Familia", past members of Freddy Fender band, and local musicians "Manarrada Ensamble Mission" y "Los Cadetes del Rio Bravo".  The Festival was expected to commemorate Fender's contribution to local and global music and it was going to be an event for all ages.

The University of Texas At Brownsville is going to pursue the matter with representatives of TSTC in the next coming month, no word yet if they are going to provide a full refund for over the 600 individuals that had already purchased their tickets for the event in the next coming weeks. 

August 21, 2012

Cameron and WIllacy County to pardon Traffic and Parking Violation tickets over Labor Day Weekend.

Seven hundred Cameron and Willacy County residents and employees will be given an opportunity this coming Labor Day Weekend to settle old and recent Traffic and Parking Violation Tickets if they submit to a drug test and online survey at Cameron County Courthouse. Participants will be asked to fill up an online survey of 50 questions and submit to a drug test and voluntarily register their information and mugshot in the local BPD.

Participants that wish to clear tickets of over $500 dollars will be ask to also give a minimum of $50.00 dollars donations to any of the following locations:

  •  Walifa Car Wash. 
  •  Veterans Memorial Bridge Union. 
  •  Majestic Incorporated.
  •  UT Student Union.
  •  ITTEC West Fronton Campus. 

 For more information regarding this event and for rules and guidelines to apply, residents and Cameron and Willacy County employees can log in to Cameron Work website.

August 14, 2012

Brownsville Social Museum to Host "Noches Calientes of Downtown"

The Brownsville Association of Arts and Culture with the help of the  Brownsville Museum are hosting a weekend long event entitled "Noches Calientes of Downtown" where citizens 21 years of age  and older can recreate the long lost debauchery nights that Brownsville used to offer when the Downtown District was blooming with casinos and fancy saloons.  Museum manager and  curator Xavier Bernal is going to be giving an amusing lecture to all attendants about the glory days of the Civil War where Brownsville was used by the Confederate to smuggle goods like cotton and booze into Mexico and the local Baghad Port.

This event promises to recreate the great era of Saloons and legal prostitution and it will give the attendants a glimpse into the past of Brownsville.  For $35 dollars, Curator Xavier Bernal will talk about the good old days in the good old South where prominent families were getting shot and murdered all over Elizabeth Street, he then will walk you through the alleys and old Buildings in the Downtwon District and pose for photographs with downtown famous skid row characters that will sit down with the attendants in famous "La Movida" nightclub.  Mr. Bernal will display photographs and video of famous prostitutes that once roamed the streets of West Brownsville as  well as displays of  family heirlooms and photographs of convicted felons that left a mark in this old city.  To end the night, they will be allowed to take photographs of old watering holes like "La Movida" and "Dominos Club" and they will enjoy the company of old ladies of the night, that will dance with them for the charge of five dollars while musical guests "Los Cadetes de Nuevo Leon" play in the background.

This Event will take place on August 25th starting at  5:00 p.m.  For more information on this event, please contact the Brownsville Casa Museum and the Maxwell Saloon at (956) 345.6789. 

August 10, 2012

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Agents Set To Train Brownsville PD Into Effectively Pursue and Arrest Criminals.

U. S Customs and Border Patrol Agents were notified yesterday that they were going to be training forty Brownsville PD officers and twelve Senior Detectives sprawling from the South most Area to the San Benito County to be more efficient in the arrest, capture and surrender of criminals and that they were going to be working closely with the South Most PD into effectively locating missing persons and kidnap victims along the Rio Grande.

This comes to a shock to fellow County Commissioners and newly appointed Mayor Salazar Ortiz that stated to the South most Monitor that they were going to appeal the decision in the next thirty-days because they don't believe they need any sort of training from an Agency that specializes in the detention of illegal aliens and that is mostly concerned with Border Security.

U.S. Customs Spokesperson Daniel Craig stated that they were elated to be notified by the Federal Government of the new training session that will consist of  showing and training Brownsville and South most PD into how to handle hostage situations, location of elderly missing persons, how to activate Amber Alerts and how to efficiently make use of the local SWAT team while dealing with dangerous suspects that habitate the Rio Grande Valley Region.

The FBI stated in a news release that they were disappointed in how the South most PD dealt with a handful of criminals that were able to escape after a standoff with SWAT teams and be able to leave the country.  The FBI bureau also stated the Senior Detectives in the Brownsville County have failed to arrest major murder suspects and have granted personal bonds letting international criminals flee their Borders and escape into Mexico.

In the past few months, U.S. Customs has been efficiently arresting and capturing major murder suspects along the brushy areas of the Rio Grande without no help whatsoever of high tech technology or SWAT teams. They have also provided major relief in the several high profile cases of missing persons that were located near the Rio Grande boundaries with Mexico that were successfully and happily reunited with the loved ones in the first 72 hours of their disappearance.

The training session will last six months beginning September 1st and all officers and Senior Detectives are expected to comply to all the physical requirements that will include a rigorous weight loss program and boot camp that will have a duration of six weeks and psychological evaluations as well as criminal backgrounds checks  from all the participating individuals.

The duration of the training will last four months concluding December 1st and all the participants are expected to complete the training, at the end of the training session the Brownsville and South most PD will be obliged to keep in their payroll only the qualified officers and detectives that were able to successfully complete the program.

August 7, 2012

First Annual Freddy Fender Week to kick off with Ensamble La Menssion and Little Joe y la Familia.

It has been confirmed that Little Joe y la Familia and Ensamble La Menssion will be opening the event on October 9th at UTB Arts Center.  Tickets will go on sale next week and you can contact Dr. Bernard at (956) 466-4941.  Tickets will also be on sale at local Stripes Stations.

Scheduled Events for the First Annual Freddy Fender Week:

  • Location:  UTB Arts Center Red Room.

  • October 9th 2012
  • 8:00pm

  • Little Joe y la Familia.
  • Ensamble La Menssion.

  • October 10th
  • UTB Arts Center
  • "Freddy Fender Memorabilia" 
  • Free admission for this event where the public will have the opportunity to purchase rare Fender memorabilia and enjoy viewing some of Fender's favorite guitars and his records that are going to be on display in the Red Room of the Art Center.  This Exhibition will be open to the public all week from 10:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m.

  • October 11th
  • Texas Tornados
  • with musical guests The Five Star Band.
  • Show starts at 8:00 pm
  • General Admission:
  • $5.00
  • Children under ten free admission.

  • October 12th
  •   UTB One O’clock Jazz Band, and  the Frontera Jazz Quartet.
  • Shows starts at 9:30 p.m.
  • General Admission
  • $10.00
  • Children under six free admission.

  • October 13th
  •  Show starts at 9:00p.m.

  • Robert Silva and the Dominos Club
  • Former Freddy Fender Drummer, Robert Silva with the Dominos Club
  • Musical Guests :
  • The Fanceana Duets.
  • Free Admission.
  • October 14th
  • 9:30 p.m.
  • Remembering Freddy Fender Day
  • Little Joe y Robert Silva and the Dominos Club performing Classic Hits from Fender's Best Selling Albums.
  • With Musical Guests
  • Los Invasores de Rio Bravo
  • General Admission:
  • $10.00
  • Children under the age of ten
  • Free Admission.

August 2, 2012

First Annual Freddy Fender Festival at UTB/TSC Arts Center to kick off October 2012.

The San Benito Freddy Fender Association is working closely with Dr. Daniel Bernand and Former Freddy Fender Drummer Robert Silva in recruiting several international bands and local jazz quartets that will be performing in the magnificent UTB/TSC Arts Center the coming month of October to commemorate the 6th anniversary of Freddy Fender's death with what will be the First Annual "Freddy Fender Week".

Opening acts kick off October 12th with  the performance of famous singer and close friend of Freddy Fender Little Joe, from "Little Joe and La Familia" with guests "The 5 Star Band".  Also participating are ex- members of "Texas Tornados" Augie Meyers and Flaco JimĂ©nez, that initally formed the band with Fender and have achieved sucess with their latest released album "Esta Bueno".

George Trevino is also collaborating with this project and has invited the award winning UTB One O’clock Jazz Band, and  the Frontera Jazz Quartet to perform on the evening of October 10th with musical guests "Ensamble La Mision" featuring the Foncerrada Family. The Freddy Fender Museum established in San Benito, Texas is donating Fender memorabillia and Guitars that will be on display at the Arts Center "Red Room" Hall with no cost to the general public.

 Robert Silva famed Brownsville musician and close friend of Freddy Fender will be the closing act on October 14th with  musical guests "Los Cadetes de Rio Bravo" and they will be performing several sets of Famous Freddy Fender songs including "Wasted Days and Wasted Nights", "Since Ive Met You Baby" and songs from Fender number one album of all times "Before The Next Teardrop Falls".

For more information on special discount group costs and general admission fees and for schedules of the bands that are going to be participating in this event, contact Dr. Daniel Bernard at 956 466- 4991 from Monday thru Friday from  8:00 am to 4:30 p.m. 

August 1, 2012

Michale Graves Reached Plea Deal with Texas DA

Former "Misfits" Front man Michale Graves has reached a deal with the Texas DA and US Customs stationed in Vallejo County in order to have his drug possession charges dropped.  The former Republican and Spokesperson for the Bush Family came forward with information regarding his recent arrest in a Texan checkpoint where he has discovered to be carrying several pounds of marijuana.  Michale Graves first stated that he was forced to accept the illegals drugs from suspicious characters that approached him after a show in the town of South most.  The singer and his entourage forgot they were carrying the illegal drugs and when they were send to a secondary inspection in Vallejo County, the US Customs Agents seized the drug and proceeded to arrest him.  At the time of his arrest, Graves stated to his fans and the media that he was hopeful to come back to Texas and show evidence that he did not purchase the drugs because he is a major spokesperson for the Bush family and he is an active Republican that leads a drug free life. 

In a twisted turn of events, earlier this week,  Michale Graves reached a plea bargain with the Texas DA office and US Customs and admitted he purchased the drugs while he was set to play a show in So utmost.  Graves sat down with investigators early Monday and changed his testimony and reached a plea bargain in order to have all the charges dropped he was able to give information about several drug dealers in the Vallejo County that approached him at the end of his sold out tour and helped him purchased the illegal narcotics. 

South most PD is working closely with the Vallejo County DA in order to set up surveillance in the area and hopefully be able to contact and interview several rockabilly bands that attended the event  and played sideshow with the famed musician.  They are hoping that the organizers of the events as well as fans that attended the show can helped them gather evidence and submit their own  video footage of the concert so they can make accurate id's of the possible suspects.