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Tejano Music Hall of Fame Museum was adopted on September 1, 2001 as the Texas State Tejano Music Hall of Fame by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1276, Sec. 9.022(a), eff. Sept. 1, 2003.
Tejano R.O.O.T.S. (Remembering Our Own Tejano Stars) Hall of Fame Museum is a private, non-profit organization established June 9, 1999. The Hall
of Fame honors and recognizes Tejano artists, musicians, composers and any other persons who have contributed to the awareness and entertainment of
the Tejano Culture. The museum's purpose will be to preserve, maintain, promote, and display historical documents, artifacts, and audio & video
recordings of the Tejano Music Industry and Heritage. Its primary goal is to develop and establish The Tejano Music Hall of Fame Museum in Alice, Tx.
Why a Tejano Music Hall of Fame in Alice? What many people don't know is that Alice was the birthplace for recording Tejano music. In 1946 Armando Marroquín of Alice and Paco Betancourt of San Benito started the IDEAL Record Company in Alice, Tx. and recorded just about every major Tejano musician from San Antonio down to the Rio Grande Valley. For many of these musicians this was their beginnings and for others it was another outlet to produce their music. Legends; Lydia Mendoza, Chelo Silva, Narciso Martinez, Beto Villa, Carmen y Laura, Paulino Bernal, Isidro "El Indio" Lopez, Juan Lopez, and Tony de la Rosa amongst others all recorded here.
With Alice being known as the Hub of South Texas it is a logical strategic choice for a Tejano Hall of Fame to be located there. It is in the heart of South Texas with easy access from San Antonio, Laredo, Corpus Christi, and the Rio Grande Valley. It would also be an asset to the City of Alice as a tourist attraction.
Texas HB 1019
relating to designating the state Tejano Music Hall of Fame.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. Title 106, Revised Statutes, is amended by adding Article 6139k to read as follows:
Art. 6139k. STATE TEJANO MUSIC HALL OF FAME. The Tejano Music Hall of Fame Museum in Alice is the official Texas Tejano Music Hall of Fame.
SECTION 2. This Act takes effect September 1, 2001.
TITLE 11. STATE SYMBOLS AND HONORS; PRESERVATION
SUBTITLE A. STATE SYMBOLS AND HONORS
CHAPTER 3101. STATE SYMBOLS
Sec. 3101.012. TEJANO MUSIC HALL OF FAME. The Tejano Music Hall of Fame Museum in Alice is the official Texas Tejano Music Hall of Fame.
Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1276, Sec. 9.022(a), eff. Sept. 1, 2003.