CBS 11 is proud to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! As we reflect upon the many contributions of Hispanic-Americans, several of our CBS 11 News team wanted to share their proud Hispanic heritage stories with you!
Pres. Lyndon B. Johnson, himself a Texan, initiated the Hispanic Heritage Week in 1968 to acknowledge and celebrate the rich culture, history, and contributions of Mexicans, South and Latin Americans, and other Spanish-speaking people in the United States. It became a month-long event in 1988 when Pres. Ronald Reagan signed a law to create it a national, 30-day period every year starting on Sept. 15 and ending on Oct. 15.