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Lauren Terrazas / Texas Public Radio

After years of contentious debate, the Texas State Board of Education approved a Mexican American Studies (MAS) curriculum in 2018. Now, members of the community have an opportunity to learn how they can implement the courses into classrooms at the 4th Annual Statewide Summit on Mexican American Studies for Texas Schools.

Then, a new historical marker honors Tejano music legend, Lydia Mendoza.


Lydia Mendoza image: Michael Ochs Archive/Getty Images. Historical marker credited to Lauren Terrazas / Texas Public Radio.

Lydia Mendoza, known as β€œLa Alondra de la Fronteras (The Lark of the Border),” would have turned 103 on May 31. She was honored the day after her birthday with a historical marker at her gravesite at San Fernando Catholic Cemetery No. 2 in San Antonio.


The Texas Historical Commission has recognized musician Lydia Mendoza as a significant contributor to Texas history by awarding her an official Texas History Marker.