News Release from the office of Senator Carlos Uresti

August 29, 2008
Vanessa Macias Ballou, (512) 463-0119


WHAT:   Marfa Lights Parade

WHEN:   Saturday, August 30, 2008, 11:00 am

WHERE:   Highland Avenue, Marfa, TX 79843

Senator Carlos Uresti will participate in the 22nd Annual Marfa Lights Festival this weekend. The festival will kick off the Labor Day Weekend at 5 p.m., Friday August 29th, and last through Sunday, August 31st. Music, food and fun will permeate the area, which is famous for its mysterious, unexplained lights which appear randomly at night with no apparent source.

The Senator will play a part in the Marfa Lights Parade, which begins at 11 a.m. Saturday morning, The parade route will follow Highland Avenue, and awards will be given for the most creative floats.

Carlos I. Uresti is the State Senator of District 19, the largest geographical senate district in the contiguous 48 states. Senate District 19 spans a 23 county area stretching along the U.S.-Mexico border, from San Antonio to El Paso County. Covering 55,000 square miles, the district contains 62 school districts, spans two time zones, and is larger than 24 states and 25 countries.

For more information, please contact Norman Garza at (512) 470-0292.