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Coastal Bend Remembers a Tejano Legend

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Dozens of South Texas residents spent Easter Sunday honoring late Tejano singer Selena.

Selena look a likes, and fans young and old turned out to honor Selena Quintanilla Perez who was crowned the "Queen of Tejano" in the 1990's.

The tribute, held at Salinas park, was organized by a man who was a neighbor of the woman named "Best Selling Latin Artist of the Decade" shortly before her death.

"I consider myself a really big fan. C consider they're my neighbors. I've always respected their privacy. I just wanted to do something for the fans," said Mario Gomez.

Selena look a likes both young and old were on hand to perform including a 13 year old from san Antonio who says Selena was her inspiration.

"I've actually seen her videos. I started singing around the house when I was about 8-years-old," said Marisa Cortez. "I've seen her videos and I started dancing like her, singing her music and I just fell in love with her music and her performances."

Selena released her first album at the age of 12 and it looks like Marisa Cortez is following in her footsteps.

One thing commonly agreed to is that Selena was not only a talented singer, but a good person.

"I'm a retired disc jockey and I met her in a club in San Antonio," said Ricky Uranga. "And ever since I met her, I could see a friendship. She's a very nice, respectable woman that I met."

There were other remembrances like here at Selena's Seaside Memorial where we were told there were many who stopped by to pay their respects to the woman no one wanted to say goodbye to.

one young fan summed it up for everyone.

"I was a big fan of Selena and I wish she was alive right now," Crysta Ysassi said.

One thing that no one will forget is a sparkling voice that ended too soon at the age of 23, 18 years ago.

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