Congressman Vela signs resolution honoring South Texas legends of Tejano


In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Congressman Filemon Vela (D-TX) reintroduced a resolution to honor and celebrate the accomplishments of South Texas musical artists Tejano. The resolution recognizes the musical contributions of Freddy Fender, Roberto Pulido, Flaco Jiménez and Selena Quintanilla, whose legacy and impact on Tejano’s music, rock and roll and country music are still celebrated today.


Tejano, which translates to Texan into Spanish, is a popular musical genre that arose from the blend of polka music from Czech, German, and other Eastern European settlers with traditional Mexican music. Tejano music has been the musical backbone of Texas and its culture since the turn of the 20th century.

“With their timeless music, Freddy Fender, Roberto Pulido, Flaco Jiménez and Selena Quintanilla paved the way for Tejano and Latino stars across the United States. Their talent and music convey the richness and strength of South Texas culture and heritage, which transcends borders and languages, ”said Congressman Filemon Vela. “As we conclude Hispanic Heritage Month, I am proud to resubmit this resolution, which honors the contributions of these artists to the cultural heritage and diversity of this country. “

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