Lydia Mendoza has been called the first lady of Tejano and Conjunto Music and Wednesday the U.S. Postal Service unveiled a forever stamp in her honor as part of a music legends series.
La alondra de la frontera (the lark of the border) was honored at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center on the West Side.
Mendoza was born to a musical family in Houston in 1916 and she progressed in her talents, eventually mastering the 12-string guitar.
Mendoza is one of several pioneering musicians being honored in the postal services' Music Icon stamp series.