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An annual celebration honoring the life of slain Tejano music queen Selena will no longer be held in her South Texas hometown.

The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reports officials in Corpus Christi were caught by surprise after learning their city would be losing the Fiesta de la Flor event, an annual two-day festival first held in 2015.

The family of Selena Quintanilla-Perez announced Thursday the festival was moving but didn’t say where it would be held next year.

Corpus Christi Mayor Joe McComb says losing the festival is a blow. The event had a nearly $11 million economic impact on the city this year.

Next year’s festival will coincide with the 25th anniversary of Selena’s death. A former president of Selena’s fan club is serving life in prison for killing her.

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Information from: Corpus Christi Caller-Times, http://www.caller.com

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10/5/2019 11:27:19 AM (GMT -6:00)

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