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Roger Velasquez and The Latin Legendz honored by city of San Antonio

San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Roger Velasquez | Courtesy photo

Roger Velasquez and The Latin Legendz were honored by The City of San Antonio along with Mayor Ron Nirenberg on Thursday with the Personal Point of Privilege.

The San Antonio-based band were the only Latin Grammy winners from the state of Texas, with their album Tex-Mex Funk winning Best Tejano Album.

RELATED: Roger Velasquez and The Latin Legendz win first Latin Grammy for Best Tejano Album

“We are so honored to have been recognized by our city,” Vasquez told Tejano Nation. “We grew up here, and this honor shows how much support we have here.”

The band will appear at a reception held by the Texas Chapter of the Recording Academy where they will be the guests of honor.

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In addition, Velazquez shared exclusive details for an upcoming music video, look for more details here at TejanoNation.net.

Velasquez is a BMI song writer and a voting member of The Recording Academy and the Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. He has written songs such as “Mal Hombre” for Hollywood Pictures Blood In Blood Out and “La Sirena” for the film Gino’s Wife, also the number one hit song “Trago Profundo.”

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Vanessa is a contributing reporter for Tejano Nation. In addition she is an anchor and reporter for 309 in Studio in Peoria, Illinois. She also served as News Director for Cromwell Radio Group in Effingham, Illinois, and producer for WEEK-TV in Peoria, Illinois. She gained experience at jobs in New York, New Jersey and Tennessee over the past five years. She also contributes to EvoNews.com. Torres is a native of San Antonio, Texas, and a 2011 graduate of Business Careers High School. She received an Associates of Arts degree in Mass Communication and Media Studies from the University of Phoenix in 2014 and a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Full Sail University in 2016.

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