Lydia Mendoza

October 11, 2022

Decades before Selena was crowned the Queen of Tejano Music, there was Lydia Mendoza. Today at TAD, we are celebrating the first iconic female Tejano singer, La Alondra de La Frontera.

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Carlos Santana

October 10, 2022

Carlos Santana is an American guitarist who rose to fame in the late 1960s and early 1970s with his band Santana, which pioneered a fusion of Rock and roll and Latin American jazz.

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October 10, 2022

We can’t celebrate the Hispanic impact on American culture without celebrating the “Queen of Tejano music” herself, Selena!

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General Richard E Cavazos

October 9, 2022

Gen. Richard E Cavazos was born in Kingsville, Texas in 1929. He graduated from Texas Tech University and began his military career during the Korean War.

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Vikki Carr

October 8, 2022

Today we are celebrating Mexican American singer, Vikki Carr! She was born in El Paso, Texas, and has been actively making music for over 60 years!

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Carmen Crenshaw

October 7, 2022

Carmen Crenshaw was born in Lima, Peru, and came to America as an immigrant to pursue the American

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Oscar Rosa

October 6, 2022

Oscar Rosa was born and raised in the Valley, from an early age Oscar worked for his father at the family’s small tire shop to help make ends meet and to earn enough money for college.

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Cami Canales

October 5, 2022

Cami Canales was born and raised in South Texas.  She grew up hunting on her family’s ranch with her father, Gus T. Canales and her younger brother, Marc A.R. Canales (now deceased).  She attended school at Texas A&I (now Texas A&M Kingsville) and San Antonio Community College.  Then she entered the world of travel, where […]

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Willie Vasquez Ng

October 4, 2022

Willie Vasquez Ng is a business and community advocate and philanthropist, a small business owner since 2003 and a Master Peace Officer serving San Antonio and South Texas in Law Enforcement since 1993.

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Dr. Ellen Ochoa

October 2, 2022

Today we are celebrating the iconic Dr. Ellen Ochoa. She is an American engineer, former astronaut and former director of the Johnson Space Center.

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