The second Saturday of Mardi Gras was in full swing on a cool, sunny afternoon. Things kicked off with the Krewe d’Esprit Rosaire Parade, a family-friendly affair that started off with motorcycles and marching bands and ended with a cavalcade of colorful antique corvettes.
Judge Patricia Grady’s order Tuesday dismissing a lawsuit challenging many aspects of the island’s annual Mardi Gras celebration and, by extension, throwing into question other large festivals, didn’t solve any of the underlying problems or answer any of the questions that landed the matter …
The city's moving forward with preparations for Mardi Gras, but the businessman who filed the lawsuit wants a speedy appeals process.
A judge dismissed the case that challenged whether the city and the festival promoter could shut down streets and charge people for entry to public roads.
An island businessman's lawsuit is challenging both the city and Mardi Gras promoter with objections to shutting down city streets, setting up gated entertainment areas and charging people to enter.
Lone Star Rally's court filing comes just before a Monday temporary injunction hearing that could determine the fate of many 2020 events and has the rapt attention of festival organizers.