April 21, 2000
Volume XXXIII, No. 16


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Countdown to Fiesta de Tejas begins

The Health Science Center is doing Fiesta de Tejas bigger and better in 2000 with a new location, an expanded children's area and additional activities.

This year Fiesta participants can sing the night away at the karaoke booth or take a rodeo photo while sitting on a stuffed Texas longhorn. One of the newest activities offered at Fiesta de Tejas is human bowling--a ball for kids and adults alike.


Fiestagoers show off baskets filled with the popular cascarones. The confetti-filled eggs are a staple during Fiesta in San Antonio.

The event, which is sponsored by H-E-B and Soft Rock KQ102, will be held from 5 p.m. to midnight Thursday, April 27, in its new larger location at the recreational area and pavilion. The new setting supports the larger children's area and two stages that will feature live music and entertainment. More than 50 booths will offer everything from crafts and jewelry to delicious Mexican fare to Fiesta souvenirs.

Tickets are $4 in advance and $6 at the gate. Children 12 and younger and adults 65 and older will receive free admission. Advanced tickets can be purchased at the Health Science Center bookstore, the South Texas Veterans Health Care System's Audie L. Murphy Division Public Affairs Office and through Fiesta Commission centralized ticket sales. Parking for the event is free. For more information on the event, visit the Fiesta de Tejas Web site at www.uthscsa.edu/opa/fiesta2000/index.htm.

Fiesta de Tejas pins, Fiesta pins, T-shirts, caps and other novelties are on sale in the first-floor bookstore in the Dental School.

The entertainment lineup is as follows:

Stage One:

5:30 - The Toman Brothers Band 6:45 Lone Star Pickerz

8:00 - Shake Russell and Dana Cooper

Stage Two (Family Area)

5:00  -Cat Paws in Motion 5:45 Clown

6:00 - Ventriloquist 6:30 Singer, Ana Rodriguez

7:00 - Karate World Group 7:45 Fire on the Mountain Cloggers

8:15 - Elvis impersonator 8:45 Latin Explosion

9:30 - Shania Twain impersonator