Spanish for the 5th of May, Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride, commemorating freedom and democracy during the first years of the American Civil War (1861-1865).  Regionally in Mexico, most notably the state of Puebla, the date marks the Mexican army victory over French forces on May 5, 1862, known to historians as "The Battle of Puebla".  That's it for the history lesson folks.

Many festivities abound again this year in anticipation of Saturday's arrival.  Check out the Festival Plaza in Nacogdoches from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m, and if you're not totally partied out, come join Q107 broadcasting live from "El Chico", located at 2104 S. 1st Street in Lufkin, between 5 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 5th.  A Mexican food tradition since 1940 with a killer menu, be one of the first ten people there, and I'll let you buy me a round of their brand new Cinco Enchalada's.  Mucho delicioso!