(Calexico has a new Sister City)…The signing ceremony was held Saturday.
State Senator Ben Hueso had suggested the collaboration some time ago. He recently brought it up again to the current Calexico Mayor Bill Hodge. The Mayor arranged for the request to be put before the city council. It was approved. Saturday the Mexican Consulate in Calexico arranged for a visit from officials of Tecalitlan, Jalisco, Mexico. Along with the City contingent, a Tecalitlan Mariachi group was also present. The Sister City Agreement was signed at the Calexico City Hall. The Jalisco Mariachi group helped kick off the 23rd Annual Mariachi Festival Sin Fronteras, with a free concert Saturday and Sunday at the Gran Plaza Outlets. Festivities will continue all week long.