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San Angelo kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month on the steps of City Hall

The sounds of mariachi music could be heard from the steps of City Hall as San Angelo kicks off the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Monday morning, the sounds of Mexican music could be heard in downtown San Angelo as Lake View High School’s mariachi band played on the steps of City Hall.  

El Puente Foundation, a foundation that connects culture with the arts, organized the event.  

Angelo State University professor Flor Leos Madero, was the keynote speaker. Madero addressed the history of Hispanic Heritage Month and encouraged Hispanics in the community to further their education.  

“To be educated people about formal education. But also, about our community's lost policies our leaders. So that we can make informed decisions about our own futures rather than advocate that right to others who may not make the best decisions for our community,” Madero said.  

The City of San Angelo will present a proclamation of Hispanic Heritage Month before Tuesday's City Council meeting. 

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