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Selena to be inducted Friday into Texas Women’s Hall of Fame


SAN ANTONIO – More than two decades after her murder, popular Tejano singer Selena is still racking up awards.

Gov. Greg Abbott will induct the singer into the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame 2016 class at a ceremony at Texas Woman’s University.

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“I am honored to welcome these five extraordinary women into the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame,” said Abbott. “Whether in public service, the arts, business or education, these leaders have inspired generations of Texans to reach new heights, achieve new goals and elevate the Lone Star State. I would like to thank each of the honorees and their families for their enduring contributions to the state of Texas.”

Selena was a Grammy-award winning artist who was widely known at the “Queen of Tejano Music.”

She began performing at the age of 9 and, in 1993, won her only Grammy.

Fewer than two years later, she was killed at a Corpus Christi motel by her fan club president.

Her albums have sold millions of copies since her death, and she continues to inspire a new generation of Tejano music fans.

In recent weeks, the singer’s family has launched a new Selena Mac Cosmetics line and attended an event where a wax figure of Selena debuted at Madame Tussauds in Hollywood.

Also included in this year’s class: Emma Carter Browning, aviation; Susie Hitchcock-Hall, business; Ginger Kerrick, science, technology, engineering and math; and Dr. Renu Khator, public service.

​This story comes from our sister station KSAT.

Copyright 2016 by KSAT – All rights reserved.

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