Author Archives: Que Fregados

About Que Fregados

Que Fregados is a quirky look at little things that strike us funny in Laredo and the unique Latino culture. Suggestions and comments are welcome. You can also email to quefregados@gmail.com.

Mayor and Chief walk downtown

I’m posting in an effort to get Keyrose to keep writing at http://www.LaSanbe.com (because I do hope he keeps writing his blog and that today was really not his last day) - it isn’t just that but that this press release just … Continue reading

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Gringo Barrio Debuts Album

This was a neat little surprised that arrived in my inbox.  Gringo Barrio is introduced in the press release with the following: Gringo Barrio is proud to release their debut album of the same name at the iconic Stubb’s Bar-B-Q … Continue reading

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A tiny look at Voz de Niños

My first introduction for Voz de Niños was through its former director, Edgar Ricalde. His wonderful presentation at a Rotary meeting informed members of the key role played by CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteers across the state. In Laredo, … Continue reading

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Good Friday, good eats

I miss my parents’ Lenten cooking. Fridays during Lent were filled with arroz con camarones, chiles rellenos, lentejas and, of course, my favorite capirota. The streets of Laredo seemed so deserted today since 1/2 of the workforce is off for … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day on twitter and elsewhere

It’s International Women’s Day! A day celebrated worldwide to honor women’s achievements and progress throughout history and today. I have not heard of a specific event celebrating women in Laredo but we are only a few keystrokes away from connecting … Continue reading

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So much to do but if you have some time… enjoy a little jazz for free in honor of Black History Month

It’s mid-February!! In Laredo, that means WBCA craziness! My usual participation is only the parade but this year, I may not be around. I WILL be around to enjoy some free jazz at St. Peter’s Plaza in honor of Black … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Que Fregados:
Don’t get all anti-Valentine’s Day on me. I still celebrate Valentine’s Day, a la Mexico (and many other Latin American countries) style – in other words, I celebrate my friendships and love in general with…

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Rest in Peace, Esther Buckley

Our deepest sympathies to the Buckley family. Esther Buckley was a wonderful woman who gave much to the Laredo community with her intelligence and strength.  She was a GREAT person to work with and although we may not have agreed … Continue reading

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UFO Conference in Laredo

I can barely catch my breath these days. I have several conflicting events for this weekend but very quickly I wanted to share the schedule for the Laredo UFO conference taking place at TAMIU’s Student Center Ballroom. The day ends … Continue reading

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Zombie Walkers Make A Difference

Laredo is a buzzzzz… I would love to say it is because of Make A Difference Day but it actually has more to do with ZOMBIES. Combined together, though, zombies can also make a difference! A collaboration amongst QuickTurtle Productions, … Continue reading

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