Music Libraries and Archives in South Texas


Number of Listings: 4

Tejano ROOTS Hall of Fame Museum

  • P.O. Box 3912, Alice, TX 78333-3912
  • (361) 765-3523
  • Ruben Lopez, President • Ruben Cadena Jr., Secretary • Homero Hinojosa III, Treasurer • Ted Lopez, Vice President • Email
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  • Subcategories: Music archives • Organizations/Associations
  • Established: 1999
    Tejano Roots (Remembering Our Own Tejano Stars), a nonprofit association out of Alice, established its charter in June 1999, and is working to create a Tejano Music Hall of Fame Museum. The museum will collect, preserve and display historical documents and artifacts, in addition to audio and video recordings by Tejano-music artists. Membership dues start at $25 but sponsorship packages are available, each with its own set of privileges. Funds raised through the membership drive go toward the development of the museum, which will be housed in Alice, Texas. For information on membership applications, visit the business offices located at 60 S. Wright in Alice.

    Tejano Walk of Fame

    • 602 West University, Edinburg, TX 78539
    • (956) 388-8204 • (800) 800-7214
    • Edinburg Chamber of Commerce • Email
    • Subcategory: Music archives
    • Established: 1999
      If the wind is blowing just right, you might hear the unmistakable rhythm of a South Texas music beat that has captivated local, state, national, and international audiences alike. Since its unveiling, the Tejano Walk of Fame at 415 W. McIntyre St. has attracted hundreds of visitors who have come to see Edinburg's tribute to Tejano music stars. In 1999, 5 stars were inducted into the Walk of Fame and their names were engraved in a marble star and placed into the walkway. Five additional stars will be inducted every year during Hispanic heritage month (October). The centerpiece of the walkway is a sculpture by Sculptor Richard Hyslin, which honors Edinburg native Jose Roberto Pulido, a pioneer in Tejano music. The sculpture was designed with the intent of capturing the essence of this international's star music and is the first in a series of public art projects commissioned by the Edinburg 2020 cultural arts committee

      Freddy Fender Museum

      • 210 East Heywood Street, San Benito, TX 78586
      • (956) 361-3000
      • Ron Rogers
      • Website
      • Genre: Tejano
      • Subcategory: Music archives
      • The Freddy Fender Museum gives those who love his music a rare glimpse at his roots and what what made him such a significant entertainer. The young Baldemar Huerta, Fender’s given name, was born and raised in the working-class barrios of the town and was exposed to its deep musical traditions at a young age. He went on to become one of the first to record rock and roll music in Spanish, and the first Mexican American to have cross-over success in American country music in the 1970s. See his Grammy awards, his Harley Davidson and costumes worn in various performance.

        Texas Conjunto Music Hall of Fame and Museum

        • 210 East Heywood Street, San Benito, TX 78586
        • (956) 245-1666 • (956) 276-9588
        • Reynaldo Avila, President • Richard Pedraza, Vice President • Email
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        • Genres: Latin/Spanish • Tejano
        • Subcategories: Music archives • Organizations/Associations
        • The Texas Conjunto Music Hall of Fame and Museum works to promote, preserve, archive, document and to permanently display the artifacts and history of Conjunto regional music. Hailing as the “birthplace of conjunto,” San Benito was home to conjunto music pioneer Narciso Martinez, credited as solidifying the musical combination of the German and Polish accordion polkas, schotishes and redowas with the Spanish bajo sexto and musica ranchera. The Conjunto Museum's Hall of Fame was created to honor performers and promoters of the lively accordion- driven music.