Being out of state is not going to stop me from trying to go to a few Laredo events this weekend. I’m hope I don’t miss them. I’ll be bien desvelada (lacking rest or sleep) but I will skate in right as the annual Larry Hernandez Memorial Crime Stoppers Run/Walk. All funds raised will help pay for the rewards for callers just like you, who call in a potential crime that results in eliminating crime.
In the afternoon, it’s time to wear multiple hats (and maybe a mask – JK) as a sponsor of the Laredo Wrestling Alliance (LWA) and as an Alpha Psi Lambda “sister” (unexpected, right? I’m just full of surprises). Part of the proceeds for the Saturday, April 14th wrestling match will be split for medical expenses between Spc. Erika Hinojosa & Cadet Eva Martinez who were recently involved in a severe accident as their group was traveling to McAllen. Their fellow 436 Chemical Company, along with Legacy Comics, approached the LWA and the Armory to help host a match as a fundraiser. Eva Martinez is a member of TAMIU’s Omicron chapter of Alpha Psi Lambda Latino Greek community so tickets are also available for purchase from the members and, of course, this means this is one wrestling match I cannot miss. Fellow member, Jason, described her as such:
Eva is a TAMIU senior and scheduled to be commissioned as an Army Officer upon graduation. She is a Spanish major and active in ROTC, TRIO, Alpha Psi Lambda and the TAMIU Dance Club/Ballet.
Another reason for not missing is because of who will be there. Mega super ultra special guest that night will be Chavo Guerrero Sr.! You read that correctly, the original Chavo Guerrero of early professional wrestling fame.
I am just going to have to sneak El Partner’s LWA shirt so I can get a Chavo Guerrero autograph! I’ll be making some support signs and will probably be the one yelling my lungs raw.
Later on in April, LWA will partner with Laredo Crime Stoppers with all concession proceeds going to the non-profit program. So, come on by with family and friends and buy plenty of soda and Frito pies .
The fun continues on Sunday! How many of you, besides me, celebrate Mexican movie icon, Pedro Infante every April 15th? Well, the neighbors of St. Peter’s Historic Neighborhood Association will be hosting an outdoor movie featuring Pedro Infante’s 1951 black & white motorcycle comedy, A .
If you are so inclined, you are welcome to sing along (a few lyric sheets will be passed out). Just be sure to bring your own chair/blanket/cushion, your own snacks and a group of your friends to celebrate Pedro Infante classic talents. As usual, it is free and at St. Peter’s Plaza aka Plaza Verde – los vecinos (the neighbors) just want you to visit historic Laredo and enjoy it as much as they do. Hope to see you there!