Laredo Lache el Tlacuache says… summer year round!

Credit: https://hectorarita.com/2010/08/24/historias-de-tlacuaches/
Credit: https://hectorarita.com/2010/08/24/historias-de-tlacuaches/

Woke up to a beautiful day in Laredo.  I love Laredo winters.  But it is February 2nd.  Not only is it Dia de la Candelaria (pass on the tamales for me, I am trying to ditch so many carbs), it is also Punxsutawney Phil‘s Day.  In Laredo though, we have Laredo Lache, the weather predicting Tlacuache.

According to one of the legends of the Cora people, “… nos presenta un mito cora en el que el tlacuache roba el fuego para entregarlo al resto del mundo.”  In other words, the Cora believed that the possum (tlacuache in Spanish) stole fire to give it to the rest of the world.  Yup, that’s what happened here.

The legend continues that in his efforts, he got all twisted up and they put him back together wrong which is why he looks all jacked but… back to fire.  Our Laredo Lache el Tlacuache is only putting on his shades today cuz shadow or now shadow, he knows it’s gonna be a scorcher.  Laredo’s summers have been known to sometimes be more than 100 days of above 100 degrees.  So celebrate the winter in shorts as you visit beautiful Laredo.  Loads going on as we begin the prep for the annual WBCA festivities.  Carry on Tlachuaches of the world.Lache el Tlacuache

Happy Tlacuache Day!

Because his cousin, Phil the groundhog, is buried under feet of white snow, reader Rick asked that Tlaloc el Tlacuache take over his job of foretelling the weather for today.

He came into my yard and said “Wow, that is a long shadow cast from the CAA Webb County scandal… but considering that Mayor Salinas is next to me, I see nothing.” So I guess we have an early Spring!!

Just kidding, this is the choppy video from today’s Groundhog Day ceremonies in Pennsylvania predicting that Spring is right around the corner:


If only Dairy Queen would have offered us a free BLIZZARD coupon for those of us where snow doesn’t fall! What we do get is $30 worth of Border Sporting Goods for $15 through Groupon. See the “another great deal nearby” box on the right – even though we are not nearby the Rio Grande Valley.