Several bands scheduled to perform

Sue Fleming, The Freer Press

The Freer City Council appointed member Manuel "Rolita" Estrada as Mayor Pro-tem during the regular meeting, which was held last Monday night at city hall.

Estrada was unanimously voted to fill the one-year term which will expire next year after the May 2008 General Election.

Following discussion, the council unanimously voted approval to deposit revenue from the sale of advertisements which are shown on the Public Access channel into the City of Freer Fireworks Account to cover cost of expenditures of citywide events.

Reports show the account has a current balance of $3,555.

In other business, the council discussed the possibility of having designated parking spaces marked in front of downtown businesses, such as in front of the local post office.

Lackey informed the council she would check into gathering further information regarding who could do the lining of the spaces inside the city.

Concluding the meeting, details of the city's upcoming third annual "Freedom Fest" set for Friday, June 30 ,at the municipal airport were reported.

"Support has been great," said Mayor Arnoldo Cantu. "Donations received total more than $7,000 and we're very appreciative."

Gates will open at 3 p.m. and concert music will begin at 4 p.m., he said.

Bands scheduled to perform are Country Rio, Conjuncto Temblor, Southern Profile, Eric "El Chevalon" Flores, The TexMex Kadillasks and the Mexican Revolution.

The fireworks display will begin at 10:30 p.m.

Attending the meeting were Orlando Navarro, Sylvia Carrillo, Carlos Salinas, Andrea Bierstedt, Estrada and Cantu.