Close Emilio Navaira honored with Fiesta Medal Emilio Navaira Fiesta medal Justin Bourke, KENS 11:37 AM. CDT March 12, 2017 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST SAN ANTONIO - After 126 years, organizers unveiled the first ever celebrity medal, immortalizing late Tejano superstar Emilio Navaira. A long, but cheerful line gathered for hours on Saturday under drizzling skies for a first-of-its-kind announcement. A Fiesta medal was dedicated to an Alamo-city legend. “You're getting the last piece of Emilio here,” one fan said. “He means a lot to San Antonio.” The San Antonio native was found dead in his New Braunfels home last May at the age of 53. Today, his medal's uniquely "Emilio" design inspired a flood of pride and grief. Both for fans and family. “Still I can't forget him,” Emilio's mother Mary Navaira said. ‘His dad died before him, and he's probably saying, 'Dad, I'm still making it! Look at all the people who like me." This is a chance for San Antonio fans to wear a little bit of Emilio close to their hearts. Proof, his family said, that San Antonio loves Emilio as much as he loved San Antonio. “That is the most wonderful thing that has happened to us,” Navaira said. © 2017 KENS-TV CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST JOIN THE CONVERSATION To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Leave a Comment TRENDING VIDEOS Campbell's Soup Recalls Chicken Soup Hundreds participate in International March for Science in San Antonio Wagner HS teacher under fire for black history program 54 year old man dies in Ironman Triathlon in The Woodlands Woman stabbed twice in the leg at S.A. nightclub KENS 5 Breaking Live Video Families enjoy JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Fiesta & Fireworks Celebration Southwest Olympic Fiesta supports students with special needs Fiesta Oyster Bake sizzles at St. Mary's University 2017 Fiesta Wildflower Ride More Stories SPURS-GRIZZLIES SERIES: Game 5 tips off at 8 p.m.… Apr 23, 2017, 10:24 p.m. Officer-involved crash on northeast side Apr 23, 2017, 9:37 p.m. Body found outside north-side Chick-fil-A Apr 23, 2017, 7:24 p.m.