|Yes, Visit Laredo while we visit Houston on on your tab!|
An article appearing today in the Laredo Sun entitled Laredo's Rio Fest Planning and Promotion underway seems to be stating that the City of Laredo is now sending cheer leading teams around the state in support of the Team RioFest racing team. You can be sure that none of the city employees paid out of their own pocket. Why would they ? They've never hesitated to waste the taxpayers' money before, why start now?
Here's an excerpt of the article I'm referring to. It was written by "special to the Laredo Sun" and has a sorta of herky-jerky style which is a little bit difficult to follow. Nevertheless, I think it does allude to a "Laredo delegation" going to Houston on our dime.
Editors Note: Please forgive me for the running commentary during the following excerpts. I just think that any articles promoting Laredo should be done a little bit more carefully since we're always getting a bum rap. Yes, including from me and I'm not even an English major or anything as you can probably tell. The article reads, in part:
A team of interested volunteers and the city of Laredo ventured to the Buffalo Bayou Regatta in Houston, Texas the weekend of March 12-13, 2011 to support the Team RioFest Racing.( OK so, did the entire city of Laredo venture to Houston?? Also, it says "to support the Team RioFest Racing ______ "?? Here, it should either say "to support Team Rio Fest", or "to support the RioFest Racing Team". But not "'the Team RioFest Racing" .Don't leave us hanging here. The article continues:
Joy Emshoff and Holly Orr won the women’s recreational canoe class and was (were)2nd overall in the class of 80 boats. That is very impressive when you consider competition in a mixed class.
The reputation for the area’s upcoming October celebration of the river continues to shine (How can that be true if it was cancelled last year because of flooding?) and a buzz is building in the paddling community. At the Laredos RioFest booth during the race, Assistant City Manager Jesus Olivares, observed, “The excitement is visible when Laredo is mentioned. RioFest will be a much larger event with many more participants this year.”( Why is there a comma between Jesus Olivares and observed? Isn't he the one doing the observing? It's a subject/verb connection so no comma is needed as in: "Jesus Olivares observed".)
The City of Laredo delegation led by Olivares also included Parks and Recreation Director Baldi Guzman and also members of the Laredo Convention and Visitors Bureau.(This deserves to be in green because this is the $$ part. This is whom the taxpayers of Laredo sponsorsed on this latest cheerleading trip)