Jalapeño Festival Winner
While thousands of visitors are in Laredo tonight for this weekend's events, many have traveled down just to get a glimpse of what one looks like after eating a hundred jalapenos or more.
Photojournalist Valerie Garza brings us the highlights of this evening's Jalapeno Eating Contest contestants armed with a beer in one hand and a bucket by their side.
The winner this year is Louis Bruni (not the former Webb County Judge) who has a total of 106 jalapenos.
This was his 9th time participating in the contest and the second time he wins.
He took the trophy also in 2009 eating just under 90 jalapenos.
Tonight he broke his own record. Congratulations!
Festivities are scheduled to go on until 1 in the morning.
Grupo La Mafia is scheduled to take the stage at 11 P.M.