L-R: Volunteers working a booth, Balcones Heights Convention & Visitors Buerau Director Lorenzo Nastasi, Breakfast Coordinator Brenda Smith, Balcones Heights Mayor Jim Craven & Mud King Russell Felan (both participants in the Cow Chip Toss) Carricature Artist, blood donation station, Ronald McDonald poses with Dan Barrett & young women, KTSA Reporter Andy McCall dons Buffalo Soldier garb, Buffalo Soldier, people line up to spin the wheel, Telemundo Reporter Yolanda Vasquez, Crossroads sign
The City of Balcones Heights was the scene for the 29th Annual Cowboy Breakfast sponsored by Toyota this year in the parking lot of Dave & Busters at Crossroads Mall at Loop 410/IH10, Friday, January 26th from 5-9 a.m.
Now the permanent home of the Cowboy Breakfast, this is the third year the event has been located in Balcones Heights. Bexar County Constables, Balcones Heights Police and peace officers from other cities directed traffic and maintained crowd control.
Plenty of free tacos, sausage and coffee was available to the crowd estimated at over 30-thousand. The weather cooperated and residents from all over the County stood in line for free food, along with kids and many who stopped by on their way to work.
Numerous booths dotted the parking lot as people were treated to giveaways and allowed to sign up for raffles and the opportunity to win various prizes.
Although Balcones Heights is only a city of 3-thousand residents, the turnout for the Cowboy Breakfast attracts thousands into the city for the 4-hour event that serves as the kickoff the the Stock Show & Rodeo.