Place:El Cenizo, Webb, Texas, United States


NameEl Cenizo
Coordinates27.328°N 99.497°W
Located inWebb, Texas, United States
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El Cenizo is a city in Webb County, Texas, United States. The population was 3,273 at the 2010 census. El Cenizo is the third largest city in Webb County.

In 1999 and again in May, 2006, El Cenizo gained national attention when it was widely reported that the city had Spanish as its official language. In an interview on a national cable news network held on May 23, 2006, its mayor defended the decision but said that official business was now conducted in both English and Spanish. He also said that while he supported English as the common and unifying language of the United States, he believed that any attempt to make English that "official" national language would have a discriminatory effect against bilingual programs.

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