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See Y'all in McAllen, Texas, America this weekend at Hills!!! Love me some #RGV!!! #hillbillys #jrcastillo #countrymusic #mcallen #unwound #cegmusic
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Sometimes, you just want to eat a bowl of #SuperGoldenCrisp cereal in your boxers and watch cartoons in the morning. Happy Friday, Y'all!!!
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We'll see ya tonight and tomorrow night at Hill's in the RGV! Happy Friday, Y'all! #LoveWins #Hillbillys #RGV #jrcastillo
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Congrats to former player and bad a$$ of the #SanAntonioSpurs Steve Kerr on winning an NBA Title as a coach, adding to his 5 titles as a player. Mad props to #LebronJames and the #ClevelandCavaliers for making it one hell of a series. Despite a strong dislike for King James in years past (since he always seemed to play for the enemy and the opposition...ha), I have a newfound respect for him and I'm a new fan. He deserved the #MVP, but politics seems to have won again. Here's to 2016...#GoSpursGo!!!
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I still remember this day 20 years ago. It was a little confusing for me since at the time, I was dating a girl named Celina. I had just finished my day at school, when I ran into my buddy Frisco. He was on the phone with his girlfriend and he appeared to be in shock. While he had her on the line, he grabbed me by the arm and told me that "Selena" had just been shot. Of course, I thought he was talking about my girlfriend "Celina" and I felt an ugly chill come over me. He proceeded to tell me with tears in his eyes that his girlfriend had just called him and told him that she had just been shot at the Days Inn in Corpus Christi and that they thought it was by Emilio's wife. Of course, I too went into shock at the thought that my girlfriend had just been shot. Shock then turned into confusion, as I started wondering why in the heck was she at a Days Inn and I also began to wonder "Who in the hell is Emilio?" and "Why did his wife shoot my girlfriend?"

It took me a long time to get him to calm down enough to explain what exactly he was talking about, but before I could, I had already made countless calls to my girlfriend to no avail. Instead, I was able to reach her best friend who was no help either, since she was crying in hysterics and she confirmed Frisco's story. So here I was, crying and in shock that my girlfriend, who apparently was cheating on me at a Days Inn with some older guy named Emilio, had just been shot by his disgruntled wife. Frisco finally gets off the phone with his girlfriend and then proceeds to tell me that "Selena" had been rushed to the hospital and that they were worried she wasn't going to make it. He also went on to say that her shooter was in a standoff with CCPD. Needless to say, I was floored and I was about halfway out the door and headed to the hospital when my girlfriend "Celina" finally called me back. I remember feeling a big sense of relief that she was able to call me and I immediately asked her if she was ok. Of course, she said she was fine and I remember feeling happy that she was alive and well and I had already vowed to myself to let the whole "Days Inn" and "Emilio" thing slide.

It was at that time that Frisco came and hugged me and told me that they now knew that it was her fan club president who shot her and that Selena wasn't going to make it. It was at that very moment that my confusion was finally cleared up. I went from feeling relieved to being in shock, yet again. I now knew that all along he had been talking about Selena Quintanilla-Perez and not my girlfriend Celina. My shock quickly turned into sadness at the realization that one of my musical heroes had been shot and was near death. I grew up listening to her and idolizing her music and her career. I even had aspirations of one day recording with her and possibly touring with her. All of that was erased 20 years ago at a Days Inn in Corpus.

My story means no disrespect to Selena's memory or her death. It's just my version of where I was when she was shot. My parents remember where they were when President Kennedy was shot and I have my own story of where I was when Selena was shot. Yes, there's some humor at my dumb expense and looking back, it's funny how rumors of what actually happened that day seemed to spread like wildfire. We all know the real story now, but even all of these years later, I can't help but want to go back and pray for a different fate than the one that befell the Queen of Tejano Music. I wish she was still here with us, but then again, she still is in so many ways. I'm proud to say that even though my music is different than hers, her influence is embedded in every note I play, every word I write and in every song I sing. May she continue to inspire future generations and give wings to their dreams. There will never be another one like her and that's ok. I'm just glad the world got to know her and I love how our endless love for her endures. ¡Viva Selena! ¡Adelanté!
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Barring any unexpected Mariota turnovers or an injury, here's my prediction for tonight's College Football National Championship: Oregon Ducks 38, Ohio State 27. #espn #Oregon #OhioState #CFBNationalChampionship #Chooch
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We'll see ya on Saturday night on the border for Rumors Mighty 7 Year Anniversary Bash!!! Bring it, Laredo!!! #RumorsCountryBarAnd Patio #jrcastillo #somebodyscream
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Congrats to the McAllen, Texas Volunteer Fire Dept for winning GMA's 5-Alarm Firefighters Challenge! Texas and RGV Proud!!! #McAllenVFD #GMA
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Let's go USA!!! Cook these waffles already!!! #fifaworldcup #usasoccer
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The offspring and I just clowning around with our friends from Maker Studios. #MakerStudios #ShayCarl #ShayTards #PhillipDeFranco #VidCon #jrcastillo
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