March 30, 2001
Volume XXXIV, No. 13


Of Note


Fiesta de Tejas offers family fun

Little girls with snowcones.

Why travel all the way across town to enjoy Fiesta when a great event is featured on campus? With free parking, delicious food, live music and activities for all ages, Fiesta de Tejas offers the best of San Antonio's Fiesta festivities.

This year's festival is scheduled from 5 p.m. to midnight Friday, April 20, in the recreational area and pavilion along Babcock Road. Proceeds from Fiesta de Tejas support student scholarships and campus projects. The event is organized and run by volunteers from the Health Science Center.

Beginning Wednesday, April 4, and continuing through Thursday, April 19, Fiesta de Tejas and Fiesta San Antonio merchandise will be sold at the entrance to the cafeteria in the Dental School and in the foyer outside the Office of Public Affairs in the Medical School. Merchandise will be sold from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on those days. T-shirts, caps, pins, jewelry and other items will be available.

This year's entertainment includes bands for adults who enjoy dancing, children's entertainers who can keep youngsters spellbound, and young singers crooning the favorite tunes of today's pre-teens and teenagers.

Parents of younger children may want to come early to enjoy the expanded children's area, which features games, food booths, face painting, and a stage for novelty acts, dance groups and other types of entertainers. Throughout the festival grounds, all types of food and drink booths will have something for even the pickiest little eater.

Parents with older children will appreciate having their youngsters in a safe place to enjoy singers and a band geared strictly to pre-teens and teenagers. While parents enjoy country, Tejano and rock bands on the main stage, their teens will appreciate music geared to their taste - and away from their parents!

More than 50 booths will offer crafts, jewelry, Fiesta souvenirs, clothing, cascarones and all types of food, including great desserts. Tickets can be purchased for $6 in advance, $8 at the gate and $3 for children 7 to 12. Seniors (65 and older) will be admitted at no charge.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at the bookstore and the bursar's office at the Health Science Center, the public affairs office of the South Texas Veterans Health Care System, Audie L. Murphy Division, and the Fiesta San Antonio Commission, 2611 Broadway.

Check out the Fiesta de Tejas Web site at

For more information, call Sally Crouser, Fiesta de Tejas Committee chair, at ext. 7-2286.