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Tejano Roots
A Family Legend

Author, Dan Arellano

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About the Author

Dan Arellano was born in San Antonio, Texas to Seferino (Benny) Arellano and Gregoria (Goya) Sendejo.  Born to a migrant family he is the middle child of a family of seven siblings.  His parents moved to Austin when he was three weeks old.  He joined the Navy in 1965 and served as a Hospital Corpsman.  He received an honorable discharge in 1971.  He has two daughters and four grandchildren.


He is a past member of the Ben Hur Scottish Rite Masons, a member of San Jose Catholic Church where he is a member of the Knights of Columbus.  He is also a member of Tejanos in Action, LULAC, and the Greater Southwest Optimist Club.


He is the owner of Dare.Co. Realtors and has been selling Real Estate for 29 years.