WATCH: San Angelo's Hispanic Heritage

SAN ANGELO – From the week-long celebration that started in 1968 under President Lyndon B. Johnson to what we know as Hispanic Heritage Month lengthened to a full 30 days by President Ronald Reagan in 1988, Hispanics across the United States especially in West Texas are proud to recognize their heritage. 

Led by the San Angelo Hispanic Heritage Museum and Cultural Center, Hispanic Heritage Month was kicked off in San Angelo on Thursday, September 16th on the steps of City Hall. 

Many gathered to listen to the proclamation delivered by Mayor Brenda Gunter to kickstart the month-long celebration along with a historical remembrance from Angelo State University Dean/Professor Dr. John Klingemann of Mexico's Independence from Spain that was triggered by Roman Catholic priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla in the "Grito de Dolores" on September 16, 1810.

Also in attendance were students from Fort Concho Elementary who performed Mexican dances to commemorate the day, plus a special musical performance from Rita Capuchina.

Watch as Dr. John Klingemann and San Angelo Hispanic Heritage Museum and Cultural Center Vice President Suzanna Valenzuela share why this celebration means so much to a thriving Hispanic population in San Angelo and the Concho Valley, not to mention an effort to commemorate past members of the Hispanic community. 

 

 

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Still not so proud of how Mexico has and continues to oppress its people though. 

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Pretty sure he was mentioning this. Taken from Wikipedia

"Mexico is one of the global centers of the child prostitution trade and a source and transit country for large numbers of migrants moving northward from Central America"

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So now you people will accept wikipedia? You usually say that its not reliable because it could be edited by anyone. Texas is the center of anti-rights republicans, that doesn't mean that the whole US is bad. Either way, post link.

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As brash as you've been to everyone on this website, I'm fairly certain you're quite capable of typing that information into your own web browser. It's really not that hard and I know for a fact it was anything to demean your party opposite you'd already be typing tf away.

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Can't find anything, I will have to assume you are simply lying since you refuse to provide evidence of your position.

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Position this in your rectum

https://www.cbsnews.com/video/pentagon-admits-botched-us-drone-strike-killed-10-afghan-civilians/

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Open wider

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_trafficking_in_Mexico

If you're too lazy to read it I have zero reasons to speak with you anymore.

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