Texas City celebrated Mexican heritage with the annual Cinco de Mayo festival at Nessler Park on Saturday. A parade traveled south on 21st Street and ended at the park.

Dancing horses and their riders performed intricate maneuvers for crowds while food and clothing vendors hid under the shade to sell their wares.

The Texas City High School mariachi band kicked off live performances at the pavilion.

— Kelsey Walling

Kelsey Walling: 817-690-3093; 409-683-5235; kelsey.walling@galvnews.com 



Kelsey joined The Daily News in 2017.

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Randy Chapman

I wonder how many truly know the significance of May 5th. It has morphed into something it's not in the United States.

Albert S. Gonzales

Randy Chapman, I agree with you, please elaborate and educate. Thank you.

Randy Chapman

It is to celebrate Mexico's freeing itself from the French. Specifically, to commemorate the Mexican Army's victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862, and Napoleon III.

Randy Chapman

In the United States, it is a holiday to celebrate drinking and drunk driving, sponsored by Corona.

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