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Selena inducted into Texas Women’s Hall of Fame

Suzette Quintanilla-Arriaga (center) with Texas Governor Greg Abbot (right) and First Lady Cecilia Abbott (left) at Texas Women's Hall of Fame ceremony in Denton, Texas on October 21, 2016. (Livestream)

Suzette Quintanilla (center) with Texas Governor Greg Abbott (right) and First Lady Cecilia Abbott (left) at Texas Women’s Hall of Fame ceremony in Denton, Texas on October 21, 2016. (Livestream)

Selena Quintanilla-Perez was inducted into the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame on Friday in Denton, Texas.  The late Tejano music legend was one of five Texas women inducted by Texas Governor Greg Abbott at the ceremony hosted by Texas Woman’s University.

“So honored today to induct Selena into the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame,” Gov. Abbot said. “Very well deserved for the way she transformed music in the state of Texas and across the world. She is an icon in Texas music.”

Selena was inducted alongside four other women recognized for their accomplishments in business, aviation, education and public service.

“Selena shattered stereotypes and expectations, proving the impossible is always possible,” Gov. Abbot said during the ceremony.

Suzette Quintanilla-Arriaga, Selena’s sister, accepted the honor for the Queen of Tejano music.

“I feel very proud in knowing there’s a new generation who has embraced and looked up to her as a role model,”  she said.  “I know my sister would be ecstatic to be accepting this gracious award that’s so empowering for women. Thank you so much, in honor of the Queen of Cumbia, Selena.”

The induction comes 21 years after Selena was murdered by her fan club president in March 1995.

This past year, a wax figure of Selena was unveiled at Madame Tussaud’s in Hollywood and MAC Cosmetics launched a Selena collection that sold out almost immediately.

WATCH: Selena’s induction video for Texas Women’s Hall of Fame

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Romeo is media professional with over 20 years of experience in radio and digital media. He is the Managing Editor for TejanoNation.net, the premiere website for Tejano music, news and entertainment and oversees programming for Q99.5 in San Angelo, Texas.

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