Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Starr Residents Inducted Into Walk of Fame

Two Starr County residents of Rio Grande City, Alberto Barrera and Ruben Saenz, along with 38 other Rio Grande Valley residents, were inducted into The Rio Grande Valley Walk of Fame in an Induction Ceremony held at the Dodge Arena in Hidalgo on Wednesday, March 4, 2009.
The Walk celebrates life, achievements and significant civic contributions of outstanding men and women in all walks of life to communities in the Rio Grande Valley and South Texas. Alberto Barrera was nominated by the City of Rio Grande City and Ruben Saenz by the Rio Grande City Chamber of Commerce.
The nominees were selected to the Walk of Fame by the City of Hidalgo, the BorderFest Association, the Hidalgo Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Hidalgo Texas Municipal Facilities Corporation. Inductees were presented a keepsake brick with his/her name inscribed on it.
As each inductee came forward to receive his/her award from Eduardo Vela, Chairman of the Board of the Hidalgo Chamber of Commerce, his/her most significant accomplishments were announced by John David Franz, Mayor of the City of Hidalgo, to the hundreds of persons in attendance at the noteworthy event.
Each inductee was honored by having a 12”x12” brick paving stone inscribed with his/her name and the wording; “The Rio Grande Valley Walk of Fame, 2009”, which has been permanently placed on the main sidewalk at the Dodge Arena in Hidalgo.

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