Beatriz Llamas

Also known as “La Paloma del Norte”
Beatriz was born on August 5, 1938, in Aguascalientes, México. In 1951, the Llamas family moved to San Antonio and Beatriz entered her first talent contest, but was beat by Eva Garza another local westside up and coming singer. As the years passed, she gained attention from the owners of Sombrero Records and began recording singles as “La Paloma del Norte.” In the following years, she became the first Tejana to perform at New York’s Madison Square Garden. After a tour in California she felt she had reached her peak and decided to attend cosmetology school to provide financial support for her four children. In 1990, the Texas Music Museum honored Beatríz Llamas, Lydia Mendoza and Rita Vidaurri with an exhibit at the Texas State Capital Rotunda. In 1995, she was inducted into the Tejano Music Hall of Fame, followed by induction into the Tejano Conjunto Hall of Fame early in 1999. After suffering a mild stroke, Beatriz is back on her feet and continues to perform at local venues and functions as well as with Las Tesoros de San Antonio.