Heat advisory cancels Sakura food distribution event at Rio Bravo


Photo by Jorge A. Vela


Pictured is Sakura Sushi, located at 1920 E Saunders St. in Laredo.

Courtesy/Sakura Sushi

An event scheduled to feed residents of the southern county towns of Webb, Rio Bravo and El Cenizo, was canceled at the last minute due to a heat advisory.

The original Sakura for Citizens event was scheduled to be held at the Rio Bravo City Hall on Saturday from 5-8 p.m. All plates and drinks provided during the event will be free, and there will also be live bands. According to Aguero, one of the confirmed live bands was the Jolly Ranchers.

Amanda Aguero, municipal commissioner of Rio Bravo, confirmed the cancellation.

“Unfortunately, due to the full effect of this heat advisory, this big event that we had been working on since early May has been cancelled,” Aguero said. “We couldn’t risk our cooks outside in the heat of cooking for over 1,500 people.”

Aguero, however, said she expects the event to be postponed to another future date. The original event was going to have live music as they fed people for free with plates of rice, meat, chicken, and other items served at Sakura Sushi.


“We will be rescheduling very soon. Our cities are blessed with amazing people like my dear friend Jay Sakura – Sakura Restaurant Owner – Star Murphy and Gaby Ramos who have worked so hard to make this happen.

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