HOUSTON (AP) The Latest on festivities in Houston celebrating the Astros’ World Series win (all times local):
Hundreds of Astros fans are lining up along streets in downtown Houston, hours before a parade to honor the World Series champions.
Two of those fans are Manuel Mejia and his 15-year-old son, Jonah. By 9 a.m. on Friday, the pair had set up four foldable chairs at a street corner where they’ll be able to see the start and end of the parade.
The parade is set to begin at 2 p.m.
The 43-year-old father says he’s been an Astros fan since his father took him to his first Astros game when he was 8 years old. But he also says the World Series win is great for all of Houston, as the city continues to recover from Hurricane Harvey.
The Houston school district cancelled classes on Friday so students, staff and their families could attend the parade.
Houston is gearing up to pay tribute to the Astros and their World Series triumph over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The new champs will be honored with a parade that starts at 2 p.m. Friday and travels through downtown Houston, culminating in a rally on the City Hall steps. Mayor Sylvester Turner will be the master of ceremonies.
The Astros took the series with a Game 7 win Wednesday in Los Angeles.
All classes in the Houston school district have been canceled for the day.