Issues of concern to people who live in the west: property rights, water rights, endangered species, livestock grazing, energy production, wilderness and western agriculture. Plus a few items on western history, western literature and the sport of rodeo... Frank DuBois served as the NM Secretary of Agriculture from 1988 to 2003. DuBois is a former legislative assistant to a U.S. Senator, a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Interior, and is the founder of the DuBois Rodeo Scholarship.
Friday, May 13, 2016
Hondo Fiesta brings heritage alive
Every year since 1948, the 64th annual Fiesta de Hondo brings together the community of Hondo in a day of festivity and dancing.
Hondo Valley residents and guests from far and wide will come together at the school for an enchilada dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. The colorful dances celebrate the town's Hispanic culture as the community's children participate in the performance beginning at 6 p.m. Eighty-six-year-old Cecilia Sanchez-Booky lights up as she recalls the fiesta's beginnings. Fiesta founder Fermin Montes and his wife, Cerenia, brought traditional dances to Hondo from Mexico in 1948. Their dream was to acquaint the students with the songs and dances of area's the early settlers and bring the past alive through teaching the dances to the school children. They did just that and decades later, the community comes together annually to celebrate its heritage...more