The Coastal Bend is celebrating the start of Hispanic Heritage Month.
Monday was Mexican Independence Day, or Diez y Seis. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi threw this celebration inside the University Center. The YWCA also hosted a celebration of Hispanic culture focusing on the legacy and impact of Dr. Hector P. Garcia.
"It is just wonderful. Not only is it a wonderful event for the city, but it gives us an opportunity to talk about my father's legacy and all of his accomplishments," said Cecilia Garcia Akers, daughter of Hector P. Garcia.
Hispanic Heritage Month runs until October 15th.