BROWNSVILLE, Texas – The city of Brownsville beginning a new tradition to co-exist alongside this year’s Charro Days festivities.
For the next three days the city will be hosting the Crossroads Festival in the downtown area. The event will feature film, music, politics and food; all in the effort to highlight the border region. Mayor Trey Mendez says the border region should be the one leading border stories.
“Well we have a real opportunity being on the border to have this conversation and tell people what it’s really like to live on the border, what border life is really like. You have people in other parts of the country trying to tell us what a border community is. We should be ones leading that conversation telling everybody what a border community really is.”
The city of Brownsville is investing $100,000 in the festival. The Crossroads Festival is underway and will end on Feb. 26.