Tejano music is a regional musical style from southern and central Texas. Tejano
is Spanish for Texan. The term most often applies to a Texan of Mexican descent. In Bless Me, Ultima,
Antonio's father reminisces about his youthful days spent on the wide open plains, the llano,
"Ay, but those were beautiful years," my father continued. "The llano was still virgin, there was grass as high as the stirrups of a grown horse, there was rain — and then the tejano
came and built his fences, the railroad came, the roads — it was like a bad wave of the ocean covering all that was good . . ."