Queen of Tejano Selena named to Texas Women Hall of Fame

THE REAL DEAL
By JERRY DEAL
Well, it’s about time!
Selena Quintanilla-Perez, known as the queen of Tejano, was among five Texas women who will be inducted into the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame in October, according to Gov. Greg Abbott.
The five were named because “they have made significant contributions” that have benefited the state, Abbott said Friday.
The late queen, along with Emma Carter Browning, Susie Hitchcock-Hall, Ginger Kerrick and Renu Khator will be inducted into the hall of fame at the Texas Women’s University of Denton on Oct. 21.
Selena,who died at age of 23 as her music career was rising, was praised in the governor’s release for her accolades throughout the late 1980s and early 1990s, before her shocking death at the hands of her close friend, Yolanda Saldivar, in 1995.
In a statement, forwarded by Abbott’s office — “Selena’s story transcends cultural differences and continues to inspire people around the world. She is remembered as an icon for her musical accomplishments as well as for the joy that the memory of her charismatic personality continues to bring to her fans.”
I’s sure there are those who remember Selena performing at the now defunct Rio Fest, held in Harlingen. Wasn’t she so great?