first_img MATTER OF RECORD: May 30, 2021 WhatsApp GOOD NEWS: Retirement By Federico Martinez – May 7, 2021 Slap Your Mama It’s So Delicious Southern Squash CasseroleFruit Salad to Die ForHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Richard Muniz holds a grey eastern kangaroo at A.M. Farm Mobile Petting Zoo during the 25th annual Fiesta West Texas Friday at the Ector County Coliseum. Family shows include ÔSplashÕ Sea Lion Show, Swifty Swine Pig Races, Circus of Americas, UTPB Folklorico Dancers, Shout Cheerleading, carnival, food vendors and a cornhole tournament. The concert lineup Saturday includes : Grupo Siggno and La Energia Norte–a; Sunday: Los Reileros Del Norte and Los Perdidos De Sinaloa. For tickets, visit fiestawesttexas.com. For VIP, call 432-557-5598 or 999-0268. Lelan Tarango Goat Roping Productions goats huddle together in their roping arena during the 25th annual Fiesta West Texas Friday at the Ector County Coliseum. Tarango started Lelan Tarango Goat Roping Productions to honor his son who died when he was a month and a half old. Tarango said the money he generates from every roping event will help kids with cancer. A grey eastern kangaroo stands in its enclosure at A.M. Farm Mobile Petting Zoo during the 25th annual Fiesta West Texas Friday at the Ector County Coliseum. Family shows include ÔSplashÕ Sea Lion Show, Swifty Swine Pig Races, Circus of Americas, UTPB Folklorico Dancers, Shout Cheerleading, carnival, food vendors and a cornhole tournament. The concert lineup Saturday includes : Grupo Siggno and La Energia Norte–a; Sunday: Los Reileros Del Norte and Los Perdidos De Sinaloa. For tickets, visit fiestawesttexas.com. For VIP, call 432-557-5598 or 999-0268. Home Local News Odessa residents flock to annual festival Fiesta West Texas Jamie Tarango, left, Taylor Texas Tarango, 5, center, and Danielle Tarango stand for a portrait with their mascot Ozzy at their roping arena during the 25th annual Fiesta West Texas Friday at the Ector County Coliseum. Tarango started Lelan Tarango Goat Roping Productions to honor his son who died when he was a month and a half old. Tarango said the money he generates from every roping event will help kids with cancer. Amariah Torres, 8, carries a goat to Richard Muniz at A. M. Farm Mobile Petting Zoo during the 25th annual Fiesta West Texas Friday at the Ector County Coliseum. Family shows include ÔSplashÕ Sea Lion Show, Swifty Swine Pig Races, Circus of Americas, UTPB Folklorico Dancers, Shout Cheerleading, carnival, food vendors and a cornhole tournament. The concert lineup Saturday includes Grupo Siggno and La Energia Norte–a; Sunday: Los Reileros Del Norte and Los Perdidos De Sinaloa. For tickets, visit fiestawesttexas.com. For VIP, call 432-557-5598 or 999-0268. (Jacob Ford|Odessa American) Previous articleCOLLEGE GOLF: Odessa College golf team in search of 10th titleNext articleFiesta West Texas Federico Martinez RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR A Ferris wheel takes riders above the fairgrounds during the 25th annual Fiesta West Texas Friday at the Ector County Coliseum. Family shows include Splash Sea Lion Show, Swifty Swine Pig Races, Circus of Americas, UTPB Folklorico Dancers, Shout Cheerleading, carnival, food vendors and a cornhole tournament. The concert lineup Saturday includes Grupo Siggno and La Energia Norteña; Sunday: Los Reileros Del Norte and Los Perdidos De Sinaloa. For tickets, visit fiestawesttexas.com. For VIP, call 432-557-5598 or 999-0268. (Jacob Ford|Odessa American) Steam Punk Time Machine takes rider in circular pattern during the 25th annual Fiesta West Texas Friday at the Ector County Coliseum. Family shows include Splash Sea Lion Show, Swifty Swine Pig Races, Circus of Americas, UTPB Folklorico Dancers, Shout Cheerleading, carnival, food vendors and a cornhole tournament. The concert lineup Saturday includes Grupo Siggno and La Energia Norteña; Sunday: Los Reileros Del Norte and Los Perdidos De Sinaloa. For tickets, visit fiestawesttexas.com. For VIP, call 432-557-5598 or 999-0268. (Jacob Ford|Odessa American) TAGSEctor County ColiseumFiesta West TexasLos PescadoresLos Rieleros Del NortemusicPerdidos De SinaloaSiggno GOOD NEWS: Names in the News center_img Amariah Torres, 8, carries a goat to Richard Muniz at A.M. Farm Mobile Petting Zoo during the 25th annual Fiesta West Texas Friday at the Ector County Coliseum. Family shows include ÔSplashÕ Sea Lion Show, Swifty Swine Pig Races, Circus of Americas, UTPB Folklorico Dancers, Shout Cheerleading, carnival, food vendors and a cornhole tournament. The concert lineup Saturday includes : Grupo Siggno and La Energia Norte–a; Sunday: Los Reileros Del Norte and Los Perdidos De Sinaloa. For tickets, visit fiestawesttexas.com. For VIP, call 432-557-5598 or 999-0268. Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Jamie Tarango ropes the Lelan Tarango Goat Roping Productions mascot Ozzy at their roping arena during the 25th annual Fiesta West Texas Friday at the Ector County Coliseum. Tarango started Lelan Tarango Goat Roping Productions to honor his son who died when he was a month and a half old. Tarango said the money he generates from every roping event will help kids with cancer. Local News Odessa residents flock to annual festival Facebook After spending more than one year in a COVID-imposed hibernation, Odessa residents left little doubt that they were ready to get outdoors again and celebrate. Hundreds of people quickly began pouring into the Fiesta West Texas event that kicked off Friday at Ector County Coliseum.“It’s like taking a breath of fresh air,” said Odessa resident Juan Yanez, who arrived at the event with his wife Brianna shortly after gates opened at 5 p.m.“We’ve all been cooped up for so long. It feels so good be around other people. It feels like life is starting to return to normal.”Fiesta West Texas celebrates its 25th year Friday at the Ector County Coliseum. Family shows include Splash Sea Lion Show, Swifty Swine Pig Races, Circus of Americas, UTPB Folklorico Dancers, Shout Cheerleading, carnival, food vendors and a cornhole tournament. The concert lineup Saturday includes Grupo Siggno and La Energia Norteña; Sunday: Los Reileros Del Norte and Los Perdidos De Sinaloa. For tickets, visit fiestawesttexas.com. For VIP, call 432-557-5598 or 999-0268. (Jacob Ford|Odessa American)Event organizers were also excited to be back so the community could celebrate Fiesta West Texas’s 25th anniversary, a three-day event that concludes on Sunday.“Last year would have been our 25th anniversary, but we had to cancel the event due to COVID last year,” event organizer Richard Esparza said. “We were one of the first major events in Odessa to be canceled last year.“We’re not sure what kinds of crowds to expect this year. Normally, we draw 20,000 people every year, over three days.”The fiesta kicked off at 5 p.m. Friday and ends at midnight. Saturday’s hours are 2 p.m. to midnight and Sunday 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.This year’s event features concerts by some of the hottest names in Mexican music, including Los Pescadores, Siggno, Los Rieleros Del Norte and Perdidos De Sinaloa.Amariah Torres, 8, carries a goat to Richard Muniz at A. M. Farm Mobile Petting Zoo during the 25th annual Fiesta West Texas Friday at the Ector County Coliseum. Family shows include Splash Sea Lion Show, Swifty Swine Pig Races, Circus of Americas, UTPB Folklorico Dancers, Shout Cheerleading, carnival, food vendors and a cornhole tournament. The concert lineup Saturday includes Grupo Siggno and La Energia Norteña; Sunday: Los Reileros Del Norte and Los Perdidos De Sinaloa. For tickets, visit fiestawesttexas.com. For VIP, call 432-557-5598 or 999-0268. (Jacob Ford|Odessa American)Special attractions this weekend include Sea Lion shows inside the coliseum, pig races and ongoing tradition Mexican folk dance performances by various dance groups.Carnival rides and dozens of food and craft vendors are also participating this year.“This is our first year participating at this event,” said Bobbye Vernell Cadena, owner of New Mexico-based All Nations Designs & More. “We’re glad to be here and hope we do well.Cadena’s booth carried a variety of Native American and Mexican arts and crafts, blankets, clothing and jewelry.For more information about festival events visit fiestawesttexas.com. A Ferris wheel takes riders above the fairgrounds during the 25th annual Fiesta West Texas Friday at the Ector County Coliseum. Family shows include Splash Sea Lion Show, Swifty Swine Pig Races, Circus of Americas, UTPB Folklorico Dancers, Shout Cheerleading, carnival, food vendors and a cornhole tournament. The concert lineup Saturday includes Grupo Siggno and La Energia Norteña; Sunday: Los Reileros Del Norte and Los Perdidos De Sinaloa. For tickets, visit fiestawesttexas.com. For VIP, call 432-557-5598 or 999-0268. (Jacob Ford|Odessa American) 1 of 11 Twitter Pinterest Fiesta West Texas celebrates its 25th year Friday at the Ector County Coliseum. Family shows include ÔSplashÕ Sea Lion Show, Swifty Swine Pig Races, Circus of Americas, UTPB Folklorico Dancers, Shout Cheerleading, carnival, food vendors and a cornhole tournament. The concert lineup Saturday includes Grupo Siggno and La Energia Norte–a; Sunday: Los Reileros Del Norte and Los Perdidos De Sinaloa. For tickets, visit fiestawesttexas.com. For VIP, call 432-557-5598 or 999-0268. (Jacob Ford|Odessa American) Twitter A variety sugar skulls, hates and blankets on display for purchase at Magic City’s booth at the 25th annual Fiesta West Texas Friday at the Ector County Coliseum. Family shows include Splash Sea Lion Show, Swifty Swine Pig Races, Circus of Americas, UTPB Folklorico Dancers, Shout Cheerleading, carnival, food vendors and a cornhole tournament. The concert lineup Saturday includes Grupo Siggno and La Energia Norteña; Sunday: Los Reileros Del Norte and Los Perdidos De Sinaloa. For tickets, visit fiestawesttexas.com. For VIP, call 432-557-5598 or 999-0268. (Jacob Ford|Odessa American)last_img read more