Texans' Roy Lopez to serve as grand marshal of Mardi Gras Galveston

Texans defensive tackle Roy Lopez, a rookie starter last season, will serve as the grand marshal at the 111th Mardi Gras! Galveston celebration.

The celebration of Hispanic heritage is set for Feb. 20 when Lopez, one of 24 Latino players in the NFL this past season, will lead a parade through the Galveston Historic District.

Fiesta Gras will feature a concert, a parade and a headliner performance by Siggno, a Latin Grammy Award winning Tejano group.

Founded in 1867, this is the third-largest Mardi Gras celebration in the United States and the largest in Texas. 

Yaga's Entertainment donates a portion of the proceeds to the following charitable causes in addition to local firefighters: The Sunshine Kids, Shriners Hospital for Children, Galveston Education Foundation, Texas A&M Maritime Academy and local firefighters. 

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