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Margarita Araiza, Executive Director of the Webb County Heritage Foundation, was invited to address a session of the Texas State Historical Association at its Annual Meeting held recently in Corpus Christi. Araiza participated in a session entitled “Grassroots Tejano History: Austin, San Antonio, Laredo, and the State of Texas” along with fellow panel members Gloria Espitia of the Austin History Center and Graciela Sanchez of the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center in San Antonio. Araiza’s presentation centered on the Webb County Heritage Foundation’s programs promoting Hispanic heritage, especially featuring the Foundation’s development of a school curriculum on Laredo History.
“It was a great honor to be invited to make this presentation,” said Araiza. “The Texas State Historical Association conference is the most exciting forum for exchange of scholarly research and latest developments in all professional fields related to Texas history. I was especially gratified to meet up with many colleagues from Laredo and South Texas at this wonderful event.”
This year, the Webb County Heritage Foundation is celebrating its 35th anniversary of dedication to historic preservation, heritage education and heritage tourism in Laredo, Texas.