Latinos in Texas show up and show out for Hispanicize Houston

Tejano. What does that one singular word mean? Well if you look it up in the Urban Dictionary here’s the quick and dirty version: Originally someone of Mexican descent who was born and/or raised in Texas. Used to distinguish them from people from Mexico (Mexicanos). A type of music based […]

Quintanilla Family Approves of ‘To Selena, With Love’

Remember a couple of months ago I told you about Chris Perez’s new book, To Selena, With Love?  Well, since then it has been all over the news and apparently it is selling quite well también.  But, for me, what still was kind of a topic of curiosity, more than […]

Lady Gaga Gives Props to Late Tejano Queen Selena

At least it appears that way.  Unless the Queen of Little Monsters around the world – yes Lady Gaga herself, she with the 22-million-plus Twitter followers – meant the other now also very famous Selena.  The not so little anymore Selena Gomez. Whom coincidentally, in fact, was named after the […]

Remembering Selena

Tomorrow marks the 17th anniversary of Selena Quintanilla Perez’s death.  For many of us, especially here in Texas, it’s an occasion to remember her music and her life.  While this date never goes unnoticed for me, this year, I do feel a little more purpose in celebrating Selena’s memory.  I’ve […]

Q&A: Chris Perez on His New Book “To Selena, With Love”

All of 17 years ago, in the immediate aftermath of her death, Selena Quintanilla Perez’s husband, Chris Perez was the one person we rarely saw anywhere, making any comments on behalf of himself or the Quintanilla family about her passing.  In fact, until his 1999 studio album with the Chris Perez Band […]

¡Puras Rolas! Bailale…

Few things in the world can put a little two step in your day like a little Mexican music in the morning.  Y’all know what time it is!  It’s Tejano Tuesday raza and this one is all about the great music of years gone by… long, long ago, for some of us! […]

Remember The Good Old Days Of Tejano Music?

Ultimamente, for some reason, everyone seems to be interested in talking about the whole Tejano – yes with a “J” instead of an “X” – movement that took place here in the Lone Star State, and across the rest of the nation really, quite a few years ago now, and […]