Chihuahua races highlight Chandler's Cinco de Mayo festivities - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

UPDATE

Chihuahua races highlight Chandler's Cinco de Mayo festivities

Benito (left) and Rainy join other Chihuahuas at a Chandler Cinco de Mayo celebration Saturday. (Source: Christina Batson, cbs5az.com) Benito (left) and Rainy join other Chihuahuas at a Chandler Cinco de Mayo celebration Saturday. (Source: Christina Batson, cbs5az.com)
Joyce's dog, Max II, won the race (Source: Joyce) Joyce's dog, Max II, won the race (Source: Joyce)
CHANDLER, AZ (CBS5) -

Cinco de Mayo festivities got underway early in Chandler on Saturday with the popular Chihuahua races.

The event at the Chandler Public Library's courtyard saw the crowning of the King and Queen Chihuahua. The races were sponsored by Salt River Project.

 

The annual celebration is hosted by Si Se Puede Foundation and honors the Hispanic community's many contributions to the City of Chandler. 

Chandler's celebration also included two stages of entertainment, including performances by the Los Chinelos Dancers and the Sí Se Puede Dance folklorico group.

The festival unveiled a new beer garden offered by the Downtown Chandler Community Partnership and San Tan Brewing Company.

A health fair sponsored by the UnitedHealthcare Community Plan included free health screenings and healthy living information.

Copyright 2014 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.

  • East Texas NewsMore>>

  • Lufkin PD: Man tried to use counterfeit bill to buy gift card at grocery store

    Lufkin PD: Man tried to use counterfeit bill to buy gift card at grocery store

    Thursday, July 20 2017 12:33 PM EDT2017-07-20 16:33:10 GMT

    Officers with the Lufkin Police Department arrested a 19-year-old man Wednesday after he allegedly tried to use a counterfeit bill to buy a gift card at the Brookshire Brothers store located at 1800 Frank Avenue.

    More >>

    Officers with the Lufkin Police Department arrested a 19-year-old man Wednesday after he allegedly tried to use a counterfeit bill to buy a gift card at the Brookshire Brothers store located at 1800 Frank Avenue.

    More >>
  • Breaking

    Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant to host BBQ in Lufkin

    Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant to host BBQ in Lufkin

    Thursday, July 20 2017 11:59 AM EDT2017-07-20 15:59:58 GMT

    Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant has long had a soft spot for Lufkin, his home town.

    More >>

    Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant has long had a soft spot for Lufkin, his home town.

    More >>
  • SFA Jacks picked 6th in preason football poll

    SFA Jacks picked 6th in preason football poll

    Thursday, July 20 2017 10:09 AM EDT2017-07-20 14:09:40 GMT

    From SFA Athletics HOUSTON (News Release) - Stephen F. Austin football has been picked sixth in the 2017 Southland Conference preseason poll as voted upon by the league's head coaches and sports information directors. The conference office unveiled the predicted order of finish Thursday in conjunction with 2017 Southland Conference Football Media Day at the Hilton Americas hotel in downtown Houston.  The Lumberjacks picked up 114 total points from head coaches and SID...

    More >>

    From SFA Athletics HOUSTON (News Release) - Stephen F. Austin football has been picked sixth in the 2017 Southland Conference preseason poll as voted upon by the league's head coaches and sports information directors. The conference office unveiled the predicted order of finish Thursday in conjunction with 2017 Southland Conference Football Media Day at the Hilton Americas hotel in downtown Houston.  The Lumberjacks picked up 114 total points from head coaches and SID...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly