2013 Tejano Heritage Month

Texas, a San Antonio-based research, publishing, and communications firm, is proud to partner this year with the Hispanic Heritage Center of Texas, a new non profit whose mission is to champion Hispanic heritage and legacy, are proud to announce that the month of September has been designated Tejano Heritage Month by the State of Texas, Bexar County and City of San Antonio.

Created to bring awareness and education about the true contributions and lives of Tejano pioneers, the events of Tejano Heritage Month vary from historic commemorations to educational, governmental, community and religious activities. The message and mission is to educate, elevate and celebrate the lives and legacies of Tejanos. We also thank this year's sponsors; A.L.M.A. (Alamo Legacy & Missions Association), Citi, City of San Antonio, EPI Electrical Enclosures & Engineering, Oak Farms Dairy and Valero.

The Hispanic Heritage Center of Texas is a San Antonio based 501.c.3 non-profit whose mission is to champion historical Hispanic legacy and heritage from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. Unfortunately, little is known about Tejanos and their contributions and accomplishments in early Texas. The Center is proud to lead the way to champion our ancestor’s history. 

Also, the Texas Student Awards Program, featuring a coloring, essay and poster contest, will be open to grade school, middle school and high school students throughout the state!

Everyone is invited to join us to celebrate Tejano Heritage Month at the following events:

10th Annual Tejano Breakfast – August 31st from 10 am – 12 pm in Alamo Plaza. Free tacos, orange juice and water, educational exhibits, booths and family fun. Free and Open to the public.

Hispanic Heritage Forum – September 4th from 11 am – 1 pm at Briscoe Western Art Museum. Call (210) 863-6191 for more info. Limited seating available, please RSVP at (210) 863-6191.

Texas General Land Office Save Texas History Symposium “The Alamo: Missions and Myth” –  September 7th from 8 am – 5 pm at the Menger Hotel. Call (512) 463-3289 for more info.

9th Annual Tejano Vigil –  September 14th from 7 pm – 8:30 pm in The Alamo Shrine. Free and Open to the public. Limited seating available, please RSVP at (210) 673-3584.

10th Annual Tejano Memorial Ceremony – September 21st from 10 am – 11:30 am at San Fernando Cemetery # 1. Free and Open to the public

For more information on these and other events or for general information, please contact us at (210) 673-3584.