There will be a book signing at Nuevo Leon Restaurant 1501 E. 6th St. Saturday, May 28th from 2 to 4 PM.

There will be another book signing June 10th-12th in San Antonio at South Park Mall from 12 Noon until 5pm.

"Tejano Roots" is the untold story of Tejanos who can finally claim their rightful place in the history of our country. "Tejano Roots" brings a historic and a renewed sense of pride to our Mexican-American community with a story that belongs to them, their families, their history, and their hearts.

Author Dan Arellano is now available for on-camera interviews, talk radio, and print. "Tejano Roots" offers you a feature and/or a book review opportunity rich in history and background of great importance to the Hispanic community.

Dan Arellano has appeared on Tejano Radio 1560 AM in Austin with Amy Garza, on KOOP Radio FM 91.7 the Isidoro Lopez program and on Primetime Tejano with Jerry Avila on the Austin Music Network Television Program.

Contact: Dan Arellano 512-826-7569: e-mail web:


Excerpt from "Tejano Roots"

"Many Mexican-Americans have given their lives, defending freedom and democracy. A thousand Tejanos were killed in one battle alone, in defense of these causes. But this conflict wasn't on foreign soil. Not on the beaches of Normandy, not in Korea, Viet Nam, or Desert Storm, although Tejanos were there, but much closer to home, in South Texas, less that twenty miles outside of San Antonio.The Battle of Medina…the forgotten history of the Tejanos, these first sons and daughters of the State of Texas, unknown and unrecognized, for their ultimate sacrifice."

"The battle raged for four hours going one way and then the other. Through the smoke and the roar of the cannon, men could be heard crying in anguish. Some men lost limbs, others had their heads blown off, there were body parts scattered all over the battlefield. The lucky ones died instantly, while others suffered a slow and agonizing death, until executed upon orders by Arredondo. The carnage was devastating: it was a horrible massacre of men."