Residents gathered outside city hall this morning to celebrate the kickoff of Hispanic Heritage month with a musical and dance performance. Mayor Brenda Gunter read a proclamation and Dr. John Klingemann of ASU presented a historical briefing on the Hispanic Heritage Month and Diez y Seis celebrations. Festively dressed students from Fort Concho Elementary danced to traditional Hispanic Music. Several other events are scheduled to celebrate. The month-long celebration recognizes the valuable contributions made by citizens of Hispanic descent to all aspects of American life.