2011 Tejano Vigil in The Alamo Shrine

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Texas to Host 7th Annual Tejano Vigil in the Alamo Shrine

Contact: Rudi R/Rodriguez at (210) 673.3584

       (San Antonio, Texas) September 9, 2011 – Texas, a San Antonio-based research, publishing, and communications firm, in conjunction with the Alamo Legacy & Missions Association (ALMA), a San Antonio-based, non-profit organization that provides living history reenactments to educate youth and adults about Texas history, are proud to announce today that they will host the 7th Annual Tejano Vigil inside the Alamo shrine on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011 beginning at 7:00pm. We invite you, your family and your friends to join us as we commemorate the role Tejanos  and Tejanas played in the “Battle of The Alamo”. Seating is limited, to RSVP and reserve your place in this solemn ceremony, please call us at (210) 673-3584.
This very solemn and reverential ceremony continues to grow in size and circumstance. Past speakers include Gen. Alfred A. Valenzuela, LTG Charles G. Rodriguez, State Rep. Joe Farias and Chief Justice Alma L. Lopez. Created to bring awareness of Tejano settlers’ contributions to Texas history to the public. The Tejano Vigil is just one of the many projects developed and promoted by Texas in celebration of Tejano Heritage Month, the month of September, as designated this year by the honorable Gov. Rick Perry.
“We are proud to once again hold this event inside one of the most sacred landmarks in our state, the Alamo Shrine,” says Rudi R. Rodriguez, Founder of Texas “The sacrifices made by our Tejano ancestors during the fight for independence should never be forgotten. This event and the partnerships that it has fostered will go a long way in making sure that this history and their legacies will be remembered for generations to come.”

       The Tejano Vigil is just one of many events taking place throughout the State of Texas in honor of Tejano Heritage Month. Texas and its Tejano Heritage Month Partner the Alamo Legacy & Missions Association (ALMA) are proud to have collaborated this year with the Alamo, EPI Electrical Enclosures Inc., the Hispanic Heritage Center of Texas, on this year’s Tejano Vigil.