Texas Independence Day parade

Texas Independence Day 2015Today’s parade was brief but spirited. There was precipitation and there was wind; temperatures were barely above freezing. There was a loud salute. The Del Valle color guard and cadets, so often a sharp presence at Austin parades, stepped out smartly. Krispy Kreme, assorted pirates, and legacy Texians passed by, looking chilly but jolly. The Texas Cowboys were visible on a trailer somewhere on the bridge but were not seen along the parade route on the Avenue. Construction workers paused. Some members of the police security staff were dancing to keep warm. Small in numbers as the marchers were, they certainly seemed to outnumber the spectators. See a couple of unedited videos and a few photographs.

2 Comments so far

  1. Del Valle (unregistered) on March 4th, 2015 @ 11:43 am

    Did you see that the Texas Cowboys were kicked out of the parade? https://twitter.com/bobphoto/status/571704564753285120

    Very unfortunate behavior.

  2. odoublegood on March 4th, 2015 @ 12:07 pm

    No; this is news. Thanks for reporting it. We weren’t at the bridge when the color guard stepped out. It was clear that the Texas Cowboys did not head for the Capitol. They weren’t going to walk anyhow, were they? –just ride along the route. The Statesman photographer got there late. There doesn’t seem to be any report in the Daily Texan. Have you considered tipping off a reporter at the local daily? Again, thanks for reporting this.

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