State Holiday to Honor Selena Proposed

How about a Texas state holiday in honor of the late singer Selena?

News Radio 1200 WOAI reports State Rep. Ana-Maria Ramos (D-Richardson) has introduced a bill to declare April 16th as 'Selena Quintanilla Perez' Day in Texas, in honor of the Lake Jackson born singer, who was murdered in Corpus Christi in 1995 at the age of 23.

Texas currently has eight specifically designated state specific holidays, including Texas Independence Day, which comes up on Satuday. But the only day that honors a specific person is August 27, which is Lyndon Baines Johnson Day.

The bill would not require state offices to close or anything else that would result in expense to taxpayers. Ramos says the Queen of Tejano deserves official recognition by the state for her impact on music and culture.

Despite being dead for nearly 24 years, honors and shout-outs at this year's Grammy's and Oscars, along with the continuing popularity of Selena merchandise, proves the durability of Selena's legacy.


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