Monday, October 22, 2012

Texas Rose Festival Parade

Cats and Hindu Gods

The Texas Rose Festival is all about the most glittery, crazy costumes/gowns you can make. This year was an Asian theme, so there were a few Siamese cats and Hindu gods thrown into the mix.

Texas Rose Festival Ribbon Cutting

Rose Queen

Tyler is home to the Texas Rose Festival. The event celebrates the city's role in the rose industry, and each year a Rose Queen is crowned and members of her royal court dress in themed gowns and parade around the city. The theme this year was Indochine.

Historic Church Service

Rev. Jerome Milton, senior pastor of Greater New Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church, left, and Rev. Pike Wisner, senior pastor of First Baptist Church joke about the Dallas Cowboys outside of Greater New Pleasant Hill in Tyler Friday. Wisner will be preaching at Greater New Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday. A historic event, says Milton, for the pastor of the oldest white congregation in Tyler to preach to an African American congregation.

Football: Van vs. Mineola