The Tejano Association for Historical Preservation

Lorenzo de Zavala Chapter


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2012 CESAR CHAVEZ PARADE AND CELEBRATION REGISTRATION FORM

   The Tejano Association for Historical Preservation and other participating organizations present the 13th Annual Cesar Chavez Parade and Celebration will be held Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.  It will begin at Sellers Brothers Grocery 601 N. Cesar Chavez Blvd. Houston, Texas and end at Hidalgo Park, 7000 Avenue Q deep in the heart of Houstonís East End. Come and show your support for the legacy of the Mexican-American labor activistCesar E. Chavez.We invite you to celebrate with us.Please contact us if you would like to help.  Our contact information is on the above link to the 2012 registration form.  Thank you!

    Help make the Tejano Monument in Austin at the Capitol a reality.  Donate today and be a part of bringing recognition of the contribution of Tejanos, Mexicans and the Spanish to Texas at the Capitol.  Dedication planned for Spring of 2012.  To see the latest update go to  http://www.tejanos.com

INFORMATION ABOUT OUR ORGANIZATION

The Tejano Association for Historical Preservation is a non profit organization that was formed in 1989 with the primary purpose of identifying and preserving buildings and sites that have historical and or archaeological significance to the Hispanic, early Texas, French and native/indigenous cultures. The association is also involved in raising scholarships and in the past has awarded them to students studying Hispanic/Tejano history and historical preservation. Meetings are open to the public.

The following lists some of the accomplishments of the the T.A.H.P.:

  • TAHP was instrumental in obtaining a State Historical Marker for Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, text written by Dr. Margaret Henson, dedicated in 1991.
  • Linda Alonzo Saenz introduced Tejano Monument to Go Tejano Committee of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.  On March 14, 2004, Go Tejano Day, the show included a special presentation on behalf of the Tejano Monument Committee. "El Vaquero," the limited edition bronze statuette by TX artist Armando Hinijosa was presented by Dr. Cayetano Barrera to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.  "El Vaquero," now sits in the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Tejas Room.  El Vaquero is a replica of the life statue bronze that will be a part of the Tejano Monument to be dedicated at the Capitol in Austin, TX., spring of 2012.
  • Benny Martinez wrote original text of LULAC 60 history, edited by Loretta Williams with final edition by Dr. Thomas Kreneck.  TX State Historical Subject Marker dedicated on Feb. 18, 2006. 
  • Loretta Williams wrote text for Rafael Manchola TX State Historical Subject Marker, edited by Dr. Andres Tijerina and Dr. Armando Alonzo.  Dedicated on July 15, 2006 at the Goliad Historic Courthouse Square.
  • Loretta Williams completed paperwork request for relocation of Lorenzo de Zavala TX State Historical Subject Marker to Lorenzo de Zavala HISD.  TAHP worked with Magnolia Park Historical Preservation Association in planning for the re-dedication ceremony of Lorenzo de Zavala Historical Marker, Magnolia Park Centennial Marker and Celebration which was held on Oct. 6, 2009.
  • Loretta Williams raised funds for the Felix Tijerina TX State Historical Subject Marker dedication and ceremony which was held Mary 25, 2010.  Felix Tijerina text was written by Dr. Thomas Kreneck. 

 

  • Were successful in the renaming of 67th Street to Cesar Chavez Blvd. T.A.H.P has organized a yearly parade to commemorate the renaming of Cesar Chavez Blvd. with the following event themes:

April 1, 2000

Recognizing War Heroes & Heroines

March 31, 2001

Honoring Tejano & American Heroes

 

Parade Marshal Rocky Juarez, Olympic Medalist & Professional Boxer

April 6, 2002

Vaqueros, In Memory of Rudy C. Vara

 

Keynote Speaker, Maria Elena Chavez, The Chavez Foundation

March 8, 2003

Recognizing the U.S. Postal Service - Commemorative Postage Stamp

 

of Cesar E. Chavez, an American Hero, Issued April 23, 2003

April 3, 2004

Recognizing the Tejano Monument

  • Were successful in obtaining 2 roads in memory of Juan N. Seguin: Park Road 1836 between State Highway 134 and the San Jacinto Battleground is now named Juan N. Seguin Boulevard & the 610 SE Loop at Texas 225 has been renamed the Juan N. Seguin Interchange. Special thanks to Senator Mario Gallegos, Jr., District 6 & State Representative Rick Noriega, District 145.   The dedication ceremony was held Sept. 29, 2001 at the San Jacinto Monument and Museum.
  • Provided portraits on loan of the following individuals to H.I.S.D. schools, by Artist Luis Fernando:

PORTRAIT

 

SCHOOL

Cesar E. Chavez

 

Cesar E. Chavez High School, HISD

Juan N. Seguin

 

Juan N. Seguin Elementary School, HISD

Rudy C. Vara

Joe E. Moreno

 

Rudy C. Vara Building, Center for Technology

Joe E. Moreno Elementary, HISD

  • Participated in H.I.S.D School Naming Committee by submitting letters and history of Col. Juan N. Seguin and other notable Hispanics.
  • Displayed historical artifacts at the Houston Public Library, Julia Ideson Building, titled, "Historical Caretakers-Houston Hispanic Historical Groups & exhibited artifacts at Honorable Mayor Lee Brown's Mayor Office Library in October 2001
  • Submitted the names to Tejano R.O.O.T.S. (Remembering Our Own Tejano Stars), the Tejano Hall of Fame in Alice, Texas. Ventura Alonzo, Queen of the Accordion, who performed with Alonzo Y SusRancheros, was inducted August 3, 2002

The Association has in the past had guest lecturers have been: Armando C. Alonzo, Ph.D. of Texas A & M University, Carolina Crimm, Ph.D., Sam Houston State University, Thomas Kreneck, Ph.D.with The Special Collections & Archives of the Mary and Jeff Bell Library at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Arturo Ramirez, Attorney at Law, Guadalupe San Miguel, Jr., University of Houston Associate Professor, Andres Tijerina, Ph.D. of Austin Community College, and BeaSvambera, educator and recipient of a fellowship of the Directors of the Holocaust Museum. Guest lecturers speak on a variety of interesting topics related to history or archaeology (the majority of these lectures have been videotaped). We welcome new members.

November 20, 2003:  Benny Martinez rides horseback from Goliad, Texas to Austin, Texasto raise awareness and monetary funds for the construction of a Tejano Monument http://www/tejanos.com on the capitol grounds.  Click here to View Benny Riding To Austin.  Click here to View Benny Arriving In Austin.  Click here to View The Statue.

On Dec. 12, 2003 TAHP requested the support of Houston Independent School District to collect pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters in suppot of the Tejano Monument.  The HISD School Board gave their approval and on April 20, 2004, 14,053.20 donated by HISD school children was turned over for the Tejano Monument Project.

You to can still give to the Tejano Monument, go to http://www.tejanos.com for more information.  Dedication is planned for Spring of 2012.


Pictures from the Cesar Chavez Parade 2004

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