Barely underway, Texas redistricting draws lawsuit
The first volley in what is expected to be a fierce war over Texas redistricting kicked off Wednesday in the form of a federal lawsuit filed by two Democratic state senators who argue that state lawmakers cannot legally redraw the state’s legislative maps this fall.myrgv.com
Selena to receive posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award at 2021 Grammys
Selena in the press room at the 1994 Grammy Awards in New York. HOUSTON – The Queen of Tejano is still winning the hearts of many 25 years after she died. Selena Quintanilla Perez will be honored as a Recording Academy Special Merit Award honoree at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards. Selena will become a Lifetime Achievement Award winner alongside Salt-N-Pepa, Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, Lionel Hampton, Marilyn Horne, and Talking Heads. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, more details about the special award presentation event will be announced at a later date.
Understanding Trump's success with Tejano voters in Texas
Understanding Trump's success with Tejano voters in Texas President Trump exceeded expectations with Latino voters in South Texas, which helped him win the state. Reporter Jack Herrera says a big reason is his support from members of the Tejano community in the Rio Grande Valley. Herrera joins CBSN to explain why some historically blue counties flipped red in 2020, and what both parties need to understand about Hispanic voters.cbsnews.com
5 songs by Selena that we’ll never stop loving
On an anniversary that is somber, we can’t help but celebrate the legacy of Selena and blast her legendary music. Here are five songs by the Queen of Tejano that we’ll never stop loving:Amor ProhibidoAmor Prohibido is a timeless hit. It is the most streamed song by Selena on Spotify and is the singer’s second-highest charting song on Billboard. Como La FlorIn 1995, Selena ended her last concert, which took place at the Houston Astrodome, with Como La Flor. Dreaming Of You is the only song by Selena to chart at No.
Here’s how you can now get new limited-edition Selena cups in Houston
HOUSTON – Calling all Selena Quintanilla fans. Stripes announced it will release two new limited-edition commemorative collectible cups to celebrate 25 years of the Tejano queen’s legacy. Fans will be able to buy the cups beginning at 9 a.m. Feb. 29 at participating Stripes stores in Houston and across Texas. One of the new cups, named “Selena Legend," features a bright yellow lid and different images that showcase Selena’s legacy and career. “I am excited to finally share the 2020 Stripes Selena Cups, the 25th Year Collection, with her fans," said Quintanilla.
Selena tribute 'Festival de la Flor' in Corpus Christi canceled, according to media reports
Selena tribute 'Festival de la Flor' in Corpus Christi canceled, according to media reports02/26/1995 - Tejano singer Selena performs at the Astrodome during the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. For the past five years, the company has held Fiesta de la Flor in Corpus Christi -- Selena's hometown -- to honor her legacy. On Tuesday, however, Q Productions' public relations director said in an email to KENS5 that "there is no more Fiesta de la Flor festival". The Corpus Christi Caller Times reported that Abraham Quintanilla confirmed by phone, and said the festival celebrating Selena's life was "canceled." When asked if the festival could happen in the future in Corpus Christi or another city, he said it was "possible."chron.com
Tejano singer convicted of raping niece to perform in Houston after parole modification
Tejano singer convicted of raping niece to perform in Houston after parole modificationJose "Joe" Lopez of Grupo Mazz Jose "Joe" Lopez of Grupo Mazz Photo: File Photo: File Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Tejano singer convicted of raping niece to perform in Houston after parole modification 1 / 3 Back to GalleryGrammy-winning Tejano singer Jose Joe Lopez, who spent more than a decade behind bars on a rape conviction, returns to the stage next week in Houston after a decision to modify his parole conditions. Lopez, 69, was accused in 2004 of raping his then-13-year-old niece at his condo in Rancho Viejo, a small town just outside Brownsville. The singer is slated to play with his band, Grupo Mazz, on Dec. 13 at El Rodeo Disco in southeast Houston. The venue, El Rodeo Disco, located at 10531 Gulf Freeway, announced the show on social media two days after Lopezs parole conditions were modified. Lopezs Lubbock-based attorney, Allison Clayton, said she could not comment on the change to his parole conditions.chron.com
Tejano Music Cruise to launch from Kemah for one night only
KEMAH, Texas (KTRK) -- If you're ready to "bidi, bidi, bom, bom" on the high seas, then you may want to book your seat on the Tejano Music Cruise.You can join fellow Tejano music fans during a buffet dinner hosted by Boardwalk Fantasea Yacht Charters. It will also feature two bars and a live DJ.The cruise is Nov. 30 and departs from the Kemah Boardwalk.Boardwalk Fantasea says fans can spend the night taking in views of Clear Lake and Galveston Bay. To buy your ticket, click hereabc13.com
First of its kind Tejano radio station now on-air in Houston
HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- There is a new Tejano radio station in H-town!Puro Tejano Fierro went live on-air Monday afternoon on Mega 101.1 HD2, and you'll be able to hear it all across the state. "It's the first and one of its kind because what we're doing is we're covering the state of Texas," Radio DJ Bo Corona said.Even though Tejano music has been around forever, it continues growing in popularity. But why did it take Houston Tejano so long to have a home? "I don't think they realize how big the Tejano audience is and now it's getting bigger and better," Corona said.Corona describes Tejano music as a rich blend of instruments with Tex-Mex influence. Once you've downloaded the app, search "Fierro" and you can listen to it online and anywhere you go around the U.S.abc13.com
Walking Dead's Christian Serratos is the new Selena in Netflix original series
HOUSTON - Nearly one year ago Netflix announced its plans to create a scripted series based on the life of Selena Quintanilla, and the woman who will play the Queen of Tejano has finally been revealed. Christian Serratos stars as the iconic performer in Selena: The Series. Serratos is most known for her role as Rosita Espinosa in The Walking Dead and Angela, best friend to Bella Swan, in the Twilight Saga. Co-hosting in the series are Ricardo Chavira, Gabriel Chavarria, Noemi Gonzalez, Seidy Lopez and Madison Taylor Baez. Christian Serratos will play Selena Quintanilla in Selena: The Series Ricardo Chavira will co-star as Selenas father Abraham, Gabriel Chavarria as her brother A.B., Noemi Gonzalez as her sister Suzette, Seidy Lopez as her mother Marcella, & Madison Taylor Baez as Young Selena pic.twitter.com/5S0jYTXmic See What's Next (@seewhatsnext) November 12, 2019Part one of Selena: The Series is set to premiere in 2020 on Netflix.
You can now watch Selena's last concert on Amazon Prime
Selena fans, Amazon Prime has a treat in store for you.If you've ever wanted to watch or relive the moment the Queen of Tejano performed her last concert, now you can.Amazon Prime Video will be showing her 1995 performance at the Houston Live Stock Show and Rodeo. The 'Como La Flor' singer performed at the rodeo a little over a month before she was killed.Though Selena was killed 24 years ago, her music and legacy have continued to live on for fans, including high-power performers like Jennifer Lopez who keep her memory alive through performances.Selena rose to prominence in the 1980s and '90s as a figure in the Tejano music scene who broke through to major mainstream success.She was shot and killed at age 23 in Texas in 1995 by Yolanda Saldivar, her friend and the president of her fan club.Her albums, both the ones released during her lifetime and those released posthumously, have sold some 65 million units worldwide.Since her death, Selena has continued to be awarded posthumous honors, including a U.S. postage stamp, a wax figure at Madame Tussaud's in Hollywood and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.Movies have been made about her life, including the 1997 film "Selena. "So are you ready to watch and sing your heart out? If so, click here to log in and watch on your Amazon Prime account.abc13.com
Selena-themed cruise to launch from Kemah for one night only
KEMAH, Texas (KTRK) -- If you're ready to "bidi, bidi, bom, bom" on the high seas, then you may want to book your seat on the Selena Tribute Dinner Cruise.You can join fellow Selena fans as they celebrate the Queen of Tejano during a buffet dinner hosted by Boardwalk Fantasea Yacht Charters. It will also feature two bars and a live DJ.The cruise is Nov. 30 and departs from the Kemah Boardwalk.Boardwalk Fantasea says fans can spend the night taking in views of Clear Lake and Galveston Bay. To buy your ticket, click hereabc13.com
Selena cruise coming to Clear Lake
KEMAH, Texas (KTRK) -- If you're ready to bidi, bidi, bom, bom on the high seas, then you may want to book your seat on the Selena Tribute Dinner Cruise.You can join fellow Selena fans as they celebrate the Queen of Tejano during a buffet dinner hosted by Boardwalk Fantasea Yacht Charters. It will also feature two bars and a live DJ.The cruise is Nov. 30 and departs from the Kemah Boardwalk.Boardwalk Fantasea says fans can spend the night taking in views of Clear Lake and Galveston Bay. To buy your ticket, click hereabc13.com
New Selena mural unveiled in singer's former Corpus Christi neighborhood
EMBED >More News Videos New Kids on the Block honored Tejano legend Selena during a South Texas concert earlier this week, initially unaware that the singer's family members were singing along from the front row. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas -- A new mural of slain Tejano star Selena now graces a Texas neighborhood where she lived.The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reports the mural unveiled Tuesday in Corpus Christi's Molina neighborhood has three watercolor images of the Grammy-winning singer who was shot in 1995. A former president of Selena's fan club is serving life in prison for killing her.The original mural had Selena's portrait and the words "Always in our Hearts." That work was done by some students and art teacher Dicky Valdez shortly after Selena's death. But the mural showed signs of wear by last year.Selena's relatives paid for the new mural, by New York artist San Singuenza.It says, "The goal isn't to live forever but to create something that will."abc13.com
5 Selena-inspired looks ahead of the Houston Symphony's tribute to the Queen of Tejano music
HOUSTON - Selena fans wont want to miss out this weekend as the Queen of Tejano music is being honored by the Houston Symphony as they present The Music of Selena.The Houston Symphony is the first orchestra to perform a full-length show dedicated to the music of Selena. ABOUT THE EVENTWhat: Iconic hits by Selena will be performed over two days. When: Friday, July 12 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, July 13 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.Where: Jones Hall for the Performing Arts. Not only will you be coming in Selena-inspired outfits, but you'll also be able to have Selena-inspired drinks," said Ventura. So here we have a matching set that was inspired by that,"MONOCHROMATIC QUEEN Earrings: $44, Nordstrom Top: $30, Nordstrom Belt: $49, Nordstrom Bottoms: $75, Nordstrom Shoes: $120, NordstromFor this look we're really going for a neutral, but still very bidi bidi bom bom.
5 Selena-inspired looks ahead of the Houston Symphony's tribute to the Queen of Tejano music
HOUSTON - Selena fans wont want to miss out this weekend as the Queen of Tejano music is being honored by the Houston Symphony as they present The Music of SelenaThe Houston Symphony is the first orchestra to perform a full-length show dedicated to the music of Selena. Concertgoers are encouraged to dress-up in their favorite Selena-inspired outfits. Ariela Ventura with the Houston Symphony, shares all the details. Not only will you be coming in Selena-inspired outfits, but you'll also be able to have Selena-inspired drinks," said Ventura. Check out these Selena-inspired outfits to get you ready for the big weekend.