The Edinburg Chamber of Commerce will celebrate Texas Cook’em: High Steaks in Edinburg on Saturday, July 3, at the Edinburg Municipal Park, 714 Raul Longoria. The event will open doors beginning at 11am; entry will be free with only $10 parking per vehicle.

Texas Cook’em is the valley’s biggest and only IBCA sanctioned Steak cook off featuring T-Bone steak, chicken, ribs and brisket. Competitors pay only $75 per category or $200 for all categories with over $15,000 in prize money to be awarded to the top winners.

This year, Texas Cook’em is proud to announce an Apple Pie Bake off; rules and regulations apply; only $10 to enter; winners will receive Ribbons for 1st-3rd place.

Join Texas Cook’em for fireworks and live music featuring Elida Reyna, Zereno, Texas Heat and headliner La Mafia.

La Mafia is among the most versatile Latino bands. Hailing from Houston, they are largely responsible for the resurgence of the “norteño sound” which has some basis in country and western music. The group was founded by Oscar and Leonard Gonzalez, both of whom were raised in the north end of Houston. The other group members are drummer Michael Aguilar, bass player Rudy Martinez, and keyboard players Armando Lichtenberger, Jr. (he also plays accordion) and David de la Garza. La Mafia released their eponymous debut album in 1986 for Sony. Extensive touring of the U.S. and Mexico brought them renown. Their second album, Estas Tocando Fuego, came out in 1991 and sold nearly 1 million copies. Their 1993 album Ahora y Siempre went triple platinum. La Mafia has also won numerous awards including an award for Top Regional Mexican Album and Song of 1992; other releases included 1993’s International, 1995’s Exitos en Vivo and 1996’s Un Millon de Rosas. Bio courtesy of Sandra Brennan, All Music Guide

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