Nocona Brings in a Taste of New Orleans - KAUZ-TV: Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

Nocona Brings in a Taste of New Orleans

The City of Nocona is giving Texoma a taste of a long-standing New Orleans tradition. The Nocona Chamber of Commerce hosted its first Mardi Gras Festival Saturday.

Nocona residents were treated to a parade, complete with the traditional Mardi Gras beads and an authentic Cajun meal.

Mardi Gras is French for "Fat Tuesday," which is the last day before the start of Lent, a period of fasting and repentance leading up to Easter. Traditionally it is a day for eating and celebration before Lent is observed.

Money raised from the festival will go to the restoration of the old Justin Leathergoods Building at Clay and Willow Streets.

  • News HeadlinesNewsMore>>

  • Afghan officials: 100 casualties in Afghanistan attack

    Afghan officials: 100 casualties in Afghanistan attack

    Sunday, April 23 2017 5:42 AM EDT2017-04-23 09:42:28 GMT
    Sunday, April 23 2017 5:42 AM EDT2017-04-23 09:42:28 GMT

    An Afghan official says more than 100 army personnel have been killed or wounded after gunmen wearing army uniforms stormed a military compound in Balkh province.

    An Afghan official says more than 100 army personnel have been killed or wounded after gunmen wearing army uniforms stormed a military compound in Balkh province.

  • Advocates fan out in global show of support for science

    Advocates fan out in global show of support for science

    Sunday, April 23 2017 5:42 AM EDT2017-04-23 09:42:01 GMT
    Sunday, April 23 2017 5:42 AM EDT2017-04-23 09:42:01 GMT

    Thousands of people are expected to attend March for Science events around the world to promote the understanding of science as well as defending it from various attacks, including U.S. government budget cuts.

    Thousands of people are expected to attend March for Science events around the world to promote the understanding of science as well as defending it from various attacks, including U.S. government budget cuts.

  • Trump says he will release tax reform package next week

    Trump says he will release tax reform package next week

    Sunday, April 23 2017 5:11 AM EDT2017-04-23 09:11:58 GMT
    Sunday, April 23 2017 5:11 AM EDT2017-04-23 09:11:58 GMT

    President Donald Trump says businesses and individuals will receive a "massive tax cut" under a tax reform package he plans to unveil next week.

    President Donald Trump says businesses and individuals will receive a "massive tax cut" under a tax reform package he plans to unveil next week.

Powered by Frankly