Press Releases

Overall Winners for the WBCA Liberty Run Sponsored by The Outlet Shoppes at Laredo

The Washington’s Birthday Celebration Association (WBCA) Liberty Run Sponsored by The Outlet Shoppes at Laredo took place on Saturday, February 22 in front of the Laredo Chamber of Commerce. Clear skies and pleasant weather greeted 173 participants of all ages at WBCA Liberty Run Sponsored by The Outlet Shoppes at Laredo which is a two […]

Her Excellency Martha Bárcena Honored at Mr. South Texas Luncheon Hosted by Texas Community Bank

The Washington’s Birthday Celebration Association (WBCA) gathered to commemorate Her Excellency Martha Bárcena as the 2020 Mr. South Texas Award Honoree for the 123rd Washington’s Birthday Celebration Saturday, February 22 at the Laredo Country Club at the Mr. South Texas Luncheon Hosted by Texas Community Bank (TCB). On Friday, February 22, Ambassador Bárcena was awarded with […]

Laredo’s Youth Illuminated the Night Skies at IBC Youth Parade Under the Stars

LAREDO – The International Bank of Commerce Youth Parade Under the Stars took place Thursday, February 20. From pre-school to high school, Laredo’s talented youth partook and braved the weather in this magnificent parade under the stars despite the cold misty rain. The parade boasted over 100 entries consisting of illuminated floats, glittering costumes, dance […]

2020 WBCA Founding Fathers’ 5K Run Race Results

LAREDO – The Washington’s Birthday Celebration Association (WBCA) Founding Fathers’ 5K Run and Wellness Fair took place on Saturday, February 15th at the Laredo Medical Center (LMC). Clear skies and pleasant weather greeted 476 participants of all ages at the Founding Fathers’ 5K Run & Wellness Fair. The top honors for overall male and female […]

2020 Stripes® Media/Celebrity Jalapeño Eating Challenge Winners

LAREDO, TX – A total of 14 participants went head-to-head in the Stripes® Media/Celebrity Jalapeño Eating Challenge in South Texas on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at Stripes® Convenience Store located on Jacaman Rd. Participants included Radio Personalities: Gilberto J. Cardenas “Stickerman” (Guerra Communications), Jocy Zamora (Z93/Guerra Communications), Fernando “El Tigre” Castillo (Z93/Guerra Communications), Victor “Chacho” […]

Two Scholarships Awarded at WBCA Youth Song & Dance Festival

LAREDO –The Washington’s Birthday Celebration Association (WBCA) together with International Bank of Commerce (IBC) showcased some of Laredo’s talented dance teams and cheerleaders, in the WBCA Youth Song & Dance Festival Saturday, February 8, 2020 at the Guadalupe and Lilia Martinez Fine Arts Theater at Laredo College. In addition, IBC and WBCA are pleased to […]

WBCA Names 2020 Parade Marshals

LAREDO, TX – The Washington’s Birthday Celebration Association (WBCA) has selected outstanding community individuals to lead two of the Washington’s Birthday Celebration’s most traditional and time-honored events; the IBC Youth Parade Under the Stars and the Anheuser-Busch Washington’s Birthday Parade. WBCA announced the Sisters of Mercy as the 2020 Parade Marshals for the Anheuser-Busch Washington’s […]

WBC Museum Grand Re-Opening

LAREDO – The Washington’s Birthday Celebration (WBC) Museum is ready to showcase the wonderful and dazzling history of yesteryears’ Celebrations. New exhibits are on display and visitors are invited to admire Celebration memorabilia, which includes the intricate beading and designs of costumes and gowns to black and white photos of Celebrations past. “We’re pleased to […]

Sneak Peek Premiere at Commander’s Reception Official Kick-Off for the 123rd Celebration

LAREDO – The Washington’s Birthday Celebration Association (WBCA) kicked-off the 123rd festivities with lively music, food, confetti and the official ribbon cutting of the Celebration during the Commander’s Reception on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at the Sames Auto Arena. “It’s party time again in Laredo as I invite you to join us for the 123rd Washington’s Birthday […]

2020 Air Show Marshal and Air Show Acts Revealed

LAREDO, TX – The Washington’s Birthday Celebration Association (WBCA) has formally announced Lieutenant Colonel John “Seabass” Sebesta as the Air Show Marshal for the 2020 WBCA Stars & Stripes Air Show Spectacular Sponsored by Miller Lite.  Along with the official announcement of Lieutenant Colonel Sebesta, WBCA is pleased to announce the entertainment lineup for the […]

WBCA Names Mr. South Texas Award Honoree

LAREDO, TX — The Washington’s Birthday Celebration Association (WBCA) has announced their selection of Her Excellency Martha Bárcena Coqui as their honoree for the prestigious Mr. South Texas Award for the 123rd Washington’s Birthday Celebration. The Mr. South Texas designation is presented to a deserving individual who has made a significant and lasting contribution to the growth […]

WBCA Unveils Commemorative Poster for 123rd Celebration

LAREDO, TX – The Washington’s Birthday Celebration Association (WBCA) unveiled “Tradition’s Glow” by Danny Medellin as the official 123rd Celebration’s Commemorative Poster for the upcoming 2020 festivities.  The unveiling was held at the Laredo Center for the Arts, located at 500 San Agustin Avenue, on Friday, September 20, 2019. The WBCA Poster Unveiling has become one […]

WBCA Abrazo Children Selected for 123rd Celebration

LAREDO, TX – The Washington’s Birthday Celebration Association (WBCA) along with the International Good Neighbor Council (IGNC) have announced their selection of the four bright young Abrazo Children who will represent the United States and Mexico during the 123rd Celebration. “The abrazo, or hug, given by our four beautiful Abrazo Children symbolizes the mutual admiration […]