Texas Country Reporter remembers the late artist, whose San Antonio house was covered from corner to corner in art, memories, and poetry.
With beer that reflects their heritage, new makers are winning awards—and winning over folks new to craft brews.
Texas Monthly spoke with experts about how Tejanos are influencing everything in the state, from cuisine to pop culture to entrepreneurship.
The party assumes people of color will turn the state blue. But most Tejanos consider themselves white. And more are voting Republican.
This month, WhiteClaw Hard Seltzer wants to celebrate Selena and her legacy with the ultimate dance playlist.
The Rio Grande Valley gets its magic from residents like her—those who believe in the blessedness of time and space.
Before starring in ‘Terminator' and working with Robert Rodriguez, the Tejano fulfilled his grandfather’s biggest dream.
The Tejano goth classic is an essential bilingual teaching aid and trove of the region’s most beloved tales, including “La Llorona.”
At his peak, Emilio Navaira was known as the King of Tejano and the Garth Brooks of Texas. Now, months after his death, two of his children are following in his footsteps with a little help from Sting.
The one in Hollywood, not the Louis Tussauds in San Antonio, so adjust your travel plans accordingly.
Valentine’s Day is almost here, and we've found the perfect opportunity to end things with a little bom bom.
Even academics know what there is to learn from La Reina de Tex-Mex.
Some overdue recognition for Manuel Donley, Tejano’s first rock star.
On March 31, 1995, South Texas came to a standstill as the shocking news spread that the hugely popular Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla Perez had been shot and killed in Corpus Christi. Fifteen years later, the people who knew Selena best recall the life and devastating death of a star
When Selena Quintanilla Perez was killed on March 31, Texas mourned—and around the world, the veneration began.
The two brothers, legendary conjunto players with completely different styles who had not shared a stage since 1982, played at San Antonio's Tejanjo Conjunto Festival over the weekend.
Era una chica del barrio cuya voz la hizo acreedora de un Grammy, vendió millones de álbumes y la convirtió en una sensación como ninguna otra. Y cuando fue asesinada, el 31 de marzo de 1995, la estrella de la música tejana Selena Quintanilla Pérez pareció llevarse consigo las aspiraciones
Before waltzing into a Tejano nightclub—or into any big party in South Texas, for that matter—you should know how to dance cumbia. Originally a folk dance from Colombia, the cumbia shuffled across Latin America, picking up small changes along the way, and has comfortably settled here with a distinct Tejano
You may never have heard of Ramón Ayala, but to his four generations of fans in South Texas and Mexico, he’s music royalty. He revolutionized norteño, a genre that reigns along the border, and—after more than one hundred albums—is still going strong.
Five years after Selena's death, tejano music is struggling to be heard.
A tejano rift widens.
How did Houston supergroup La Mafia get to be the biggest tejano act in the world? By leaving Texas.
The bigger you get, the more people complain about you. That’s the sad fact of life La Mafia is learning to accept. In February the Houston sextet won their second consecutive Grammy, for best Mexican American/tejano music performance, and they’ve just released La Mafia: Hits de Colección, Vol. 1 (Sony
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ON MAY 29, 1995, TWO MONTHS AFTER THE TRAGIC death of tejano star Selena, a tribute was staged in her honor at Houston’s Astrodome. Although many well-known acts performed that day, including hometown superstars La Mafia and Selena’s former bandmate Pete Astudillo, it was an unknown eleven-year-old dynamo named Jennifer
The verdict is in, but a complete account of what went on in the Selena murder trial hasn’t come out—until now.
Amid blaring trumpets, raised fists, bottles of beer, and a cheering mob stands the king of Saturday night.