San Benito OKs design for new cultural museum

SAN BENITO — From above, the museum is supposed to look like a guitar, an instrument routinely played in conjunto music.

After three years of back and forth talks, the City Commission has settled on a design for the San Benito Cultural Heritage Museum.

The new museum is expected to be an exciting venture and after three years of hype, it should be.

Earlier this week, commissioners approved a design proposal from architect Steve Tillotson from Munoz and Company, an engineering firm out of San Antonio.

The designs were presented by Meg Jorn, architect and president of Megamorphosis Design.

One can expect a sleek guitar-shaped entrance that faces Heywood Street. The museum will be located at the corner of East Heywood Street and North Crockett Street.

The site of the facility that will house the San Benito History Museum, the Freddie Fender Museum and the Texas Conjunto Hall of Fame and Museum is expected to be part of a much larger cultural plaza.

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