Courtesy the artist The Latino community in Dallas will celebrate Selena's life with parties this weekend
On March 31, 1995 Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, known worldwide as just Selena, was murdered in a Corpus Christi parking lot by the head of her fan club. She was just 23 years old.
I was a living in Corpus at the time and going to elementary school. I remember the day clearly because they sent us home early from school, and there was no school the next day. The entire state of Texas basically shut down to mourn the loss of the young singer. Well, at least the predominantly Latino communities, anyway.More »