St. Anthony’s 2012 Fiesta

St Anthony 2012 Fiesta

The smell of Mexican food cooking, a cool September breeze, and the steady, bass rhythm, beckoning you to the dance floor – it must be time for St. Anthony’s Fiesta.  Celebrating its 103rd year, the festival draws enthusiastic crowds from all over Central Texas.

This year’s featured entertainers are Los Palominos, and Los AT Boyz on Friday Night, September 21st and Ruben Ramos and El Ritmo, on Saturday night, September 22nd.  The music is outdoors and the dance floor accommodates a large appreciative crowd.

The environment is family friendly, with face painting, a photo booth, coin toss, putt putt golf, a book walk, cake walk, dart throw, and the ever popular basketball throw.  Adults will enjoy the wine waltz.

If it gets hot, head into the church hall for air conditioning, dinner by the Guadalupanas, and the silent auction.



Friday, September 21, 2012, the grounds open at 6pm and the band winds down at midnight6pm  Ground Open, Zamarripa’s Mobile DJ

6:30pm Opening Ceremony – Father Juan Carlos, Mayor Lucy Johnson, Flag Ceremony, Queen Candidate Introduction

7pm       Zamarripa’s Mobile DJ

8pm AT Boyz perform

9:30pm Los Palominos

10:30pm Zamarripa’s Mobile DJ

11:00pm Los Palominos

12 midnight Grounds Close

Saturday, September 22, 2012, the festival starts at 4pm and ends at midnight.

1pm Washer Tournament (noon registration) (festival booths start at 4pm)

4pm Jimmy’s Jambox

5:30pm Queen Coronation, Queen Candidates Alondra Saide Ordonez and Gina Trevethan

6:00pm Teen Dance

6:30pm Jimmy’s Jambox

8:00pm El Ritmo

9:00pm Ruben Ramos

10:00pm Jimmy’s Jambox

10:30pm Ruben Ramos

12:00 midnight Raffle and grounds close

Limited parking is available at the Church ground at 801 North Burleson, Kyle, TX.  A free shuttle is available from Kyle Elementary, 500 W. Blanco, to the Festival.


Fiesta Raffle Prizes – Tickets are $2 or 3 for $5.

Grand Prize $5,000 Visa Gift Card
1st Prize $3,000 Visa Gift Card
2nd Prize $1,000 Visa Gift Card
3rd Prize $500 Wal-Mart Gift Card
4th Prize $500 Home Depot Gift Card
5th Prize $500 HEB Gift Card
6th Prize $500 Lowes Gift Card
7th Prize $250 Visa Gift Card
8th Prize $250 Best Buy Gift Card
9th Prize $250 Visa Gift Card
10th Prize $250 Best Buy Gift Card


Hays CISD Mariachi Musicians Perform

A local middle school mariachi performs at Gregg Clarke Park here in Kyle, TX.

The Hays CISD Mariachi Program held the first annual Dia de los Muertos Mariachi Extravaganza, November 5, 2011. Every Mariachi band in the district preformed (Wallace Middle School, Chapa Middle School, and Lehman High), along with special guests, including Celeste, a champion solo vocalist, the Texas State Mariachi and Texas State Salsa groups, plus the award winning Fuentes Glee Club. Students raised several thousand dollars for the program through a BBQ sale. Local businesses, student groups and PTA’s had booths also.

The Mariachi Band Booster will host the event on November 23, 2012.

2011 Dia de los Muertos Mariachi Extravaganza

The Dia de los Muertos Mariachi Extravaganza celebration at Gregg-Clarke Park (next to the Kyle Pool) features fourteen musical and dance groups, including all Hays CISD Mariachi students.

Between the hours of 10am until 2pm, on November 5, 2011, the students enrolled in the Hays CISD Mariachi program, ranging from 6th grade to 12th grade, are performing Mariachi, a music that has been passed down for generations.

All six Hays CISD Mariachi groups are participating in the event

Lehman High School: Los Lobos
Lehman High School: Azul y Plata
Mariachi de Lehman High School
Chapa Middle School: Mariachi Juvenil de Armando Chapa
Simon Middle School Mariachi
Wallace Middle School: Mariachi del Campo

Hays CISD music students are performing Mariachi, a style of music originating in Mexico. Mariachi, features a combination of violin, trumpets, classical guitar, vihuela (a high-pitched, five-string guitar), a guitarrón (a large acoustic bass guitar)and powerful, moving vocals. Mariachi has been passed from generation to generation since the 18th century.

In addition, the Blanco Vista (Hays CISD) Dual Language Program teachers and students will conduct a parade though the park in traditional costumes and masks. It’s a very beautiful and touching performance for the whole family.

Several special guests will also perform. Special Guests include singer Celeste Curiel, Texas State University Mariachi, Texas State Salsa de Rio, Fuentes Elementary School Glee Club, San Marcos Mariachi Academy Mariachi Bondad, Ballet Folklorico de Central Cultura de San Marcos, and Elite Fitness performing a Zumba demonstration

This cultural and musical celebration featuring the young people of Kyle is produced by the Lehman High School Band Boosters.

The music is part of the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) observance. Dia de los Muertos is a time to remembering deceased family members and a celebration of the love and respect we have for them. Celebrants build alters to the dead, and include favorite foods and beverages of the deceased, photos, and memorabilia.
Celebrated in Mexico, Latin America, and the United States, it is a day set aside to remember and pray for the deceased. In Mexico, the celebration takes place at the beginning of November, in conjunction with the All Saint’s Day (November 1) and All Soul’s Day (Nov 2).

There is also $5 BBQ Chicken plate sale benefitting the Mariachi program. Pre-sale tickets can be obtained from any Mariachi student.

There will be a chance to get some early Christmas shopping done at the vendor booths, plus a bounce house, games and crafts for the kids. There will be many other non-profit vendors also, including local PTA’s, and project graduation.

Gregg-Clarke Park is located at 1100 W Center ST, Kyle, Texas 78640.

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TSTA Day of Education Rally Pictures

A large crowd gathered at Gregg-Clarke Park in April 2011 for the TSTA Day of Action Rally for Public Education. Above, Willie Tenorio, Hays CISD Trustee, speaks to concerned parents and educators.

Hays CISD teachers hold rallly for education.

A speaker addresses the attentive crowd.

TSTA President, Esperaza Orosco addresses the large crowd.

Related Link:
TSTA Day of Education Rally