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Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.: District 27
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Press Release
March 1, 2013
Contact: Daniel Collins
General Counsel & Press Secretary
Texas Secretary of State John Steen to Join Senator Lucio During Charro Days Grand International Parade

AUSTIN — On Saturday, March 2, 2013, beginning at 12 noon, Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr. (D-Brownsville) will be joined by Texas Secretary of State John Steen during the Charro Days Fiesta's Grand International Parade in Brownsville, Texas.

Charro Days, held this year between February 24 and March 3, celebrates Brownsville's rich cultural heritage along the U.S. / Mexico border. The annual fiesta celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2013.

Secretary Steen is participating in the parade at the invitation of Senator Lucio.

“Charro Days is a celebration of the cultural diversity of our state. I’m grateful to Secretary Steen for his demonstration of friendship and personal attention to border communities through his work ensuring robust international commerce and mitigation of colonias in unincorporated areas," Senator Lucio said.

Senator Lucio has been an active celebrant of Charro Days-related activities. Each year he recognizes the organizations that make up the Charro Days Fiesta: Charro Days, Inc.; Sombrero Festival, Ltd., and the Mr. Amigo Association.

For more information about Charro Days, visit