REFUGIO — Four young ladies who will compete in Corpus Christi’s Feria de las Flores on July 28 met with the Refugio City Council Tuesday evening.
“We want to invite you to our pageant,” said Elva Estrada, LULAC Council #1.
Mariela Hernandez of Refugio, was accompanied by Lea Del Bosque, Iliana Silvas, Amy Juarez, all candidates, and Elva Estrada.
“We focus on leadership and development,” Estrada told the council.
“This is our 53rd annual Feria de las Flores,” Estrada said.
Mariela, the daughter of Maria Magdelena and Artemio Hernandez of Refugio, is a 2010 graduate of Refugio High School.
All the girls are college students and stand to win scholarships through the pageant.
In other matters, the council agreed on a sample of a sign which will be erected on the entrance to the town. The sign will have the state championship and include the names of local motels.
In other matters, the council:
• Approved $6,259 in motel tax money for advertising of the County Jamboree
• Approved a request from TexStar Midstream Utility LP to run a pipeline across city property near the sewer plant
• Agreed to level a house on Second Street belonging to James Bilger following a city water leak that flooded his property for years