WBCA Names Poster Artist for 122nd Celebration

Jennifer Ramos is a 17-year-old Laredoan and Senior attending the Vidal M. Treviño School of Communications and Fine Arts and J.W Nixon High School. In 2016, she sparked local and national attention when her artwork was displayed in the “Art of Wonder Exhibition” in New York’s premiere Comic-Con and in the United Nations building. She […]

Major General Tracy Norris Named 2019 Air Show Marshal

LAREDO, TX – The Washington’s Birthday Celebration Association (WBCA) has formally announced Major General Tracy Norris as the Air Show Marshal for the 2019 WBCA Stars & Stripes Air Show Spectacular Sponsored by Miller Lite.  Along with the official announcement of Major General Norris, WBCA is pleased to announce the entertainment lineup and Early Bird […]

WBCA Names IBC Parade Marshals

WBCA announced the Tecolotes De Los Dos Laredos as the 2019 Parade Marshals for the IBC Youth Parade Under the Stars. The IBC Youth Parade Under the Stars, takes place Thursday, Feb. 21, at 6 p.m. and will follow a route South on San Bernardo Avenue, to the heart of Laredo’s historic downtown district. The […]

WBCA Names Anheuser-Busch Washington’s Birthday Parade Marshals

WBCA announced the Laredo Little Theatre as the 2019 Parade Marshals for the Anheuser-Busch Washington’s Birthday Parade. The Anheuser-Busch Washington’s Birthday Parade, will be held Saturday, Feb. 23, at 9 a.m. and will follow a route South on San Bernardo Avenue, to the heart of Laredo’s historic downtown district. Founded in 1911, the mission of […]

Portraying Martha Washington for 2019 is Anna Isabel Alvarez

Anna Isabel is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hector H. Garcia, Sr. of Laredo, Texas.  She is married to Eduardo H. Alvarez, and they are the parents of three sons Eduardo II, Carlos and Jorge.  She is a graduate of St. Augustine High School and received her Bachelor’s of Arts in Art History from […]

Portraying George Washington for 2019 is Ernest Martin “Rocky” Bruni III

Rocky was born in Laredo, TX and raised in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, MX.  He is the son of Joan Miller (+) and Ernest M. Bruni Jr.  He is married to Society of Martha Washington member, Patricia Cecilia Castillon.  They have three children, Sarah, Ernest and Catherine and four grandchildren.  He graduated from St. Joseph’s Academy […]

Portraying Chief White Eagle is Cayetano Isaac Tijerina

Cayetano Isaac Tijerina is a senior at United High School and is proud to be the first in his family to participate in the Princess Pocahontas Pageant.  He is the son of Webb County Judge Tano Tijerina and Kimberly Tijerina.  His older sister, Bonnie Jean Tijerina, was presented as a Society of Martha Washington debutante […]

Portraying 2019 Princess Pocahontas is Judith Marie Santos

Judith Marie Santos is honored to portray Princess Pocahontas for the Court of 2019.  Judith is following a family tradition.  Along with numerous family members, Judith’s mother was presented in the Court of 1985 and her older sisters were also presented in the Courts of 2011 and 2016.  Judith’s great – great – great grandfather […]

WBCA Names 2019 Abrazo Children

Riley Olivia Peregoy, 8, is a third-grade student at St. Augustine Elementary School. She is the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Peregoy. Riley is a member of the St. Augustine Junior Knight Dazzlers and attends the Erika Garcia Haynes School of Dance.

WBCA Names Mr. South Texas 2019

Texas Governor Greg Abbott As the 48th Governor of Texas, Greg Abbott continues to build on his long record as a conservative leader who fights to preserve Texas values like faith, family and freedom. Under Governor Abbott’s leadership, Texas again leads the nation in job creation due in part to successes from his first legislative […]