Honoring a Trailblazer

Longtime Texas Congressman Mario Gallegos Jr. passed away on October 16, 2012. Gallegos was a Houston firefighter for 22 years, reaching the position of Senior Captain before entering the political arena as a Texas Representative for District 143. He later ran and was voted in as the first Hispanic to represent the 6th District in the Texas Senate. Mario Gallegos often came to Jacinto City for community events and he surely will be remembered by the Jacinto City Library staff.