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Representative Ramos Files Bill to Recognize the Queen of Tejano Music, Selena Quintanilla  print page

by: Rep. Ramos, Ana-Maria
03/01/2019

Austin, TX-- On the 24th anniversary of Selena's iconic Astrodome concert in Houston, State Representative Ana-Maria Ramos of House District 102 filed a bill to recognize April 16th as Selena Quintanilla in Texas. "Selena represents an important figure to Texans and to Mexican-Americans all over the country. She crossed musical, cultural and linguistic barriers in a way that appealed to people here in Texas and globally," said Representative Ramos.

Selena Quintanilla was born on April 16th, 1971 in the Houston area, and rose to international prominence as a young musician. Billboard magazine recognized her as the top-selling Latin artist of the 1990s, and she is credited for making Tejano music hugely popular across the country. Called the Queen of Tejano music, Selena was also notable for her glamor as well as her community involvement.

"It was the first time little Latina girls, including my daughter, got to see someone who looked like them. Her story represents the experience of balancing both worlds, the American culture of the United States and the Latin culture of her roots, with grace and talent. I'm proud to carry this bill that recognizes an icon of Texas culture and history," said Ramos.

This bill would create a state Recognition Day, as opposed to an official state holiday, and would be the 30th day recognizing a person or group of people in the Texas Governmental Code if passed.

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