Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa Selected as Border Texan of the Year

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POSTED: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 10:43am

UPDATED: Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - 8:18am

HIDALGO - Each year  the Hidalgo Chamber of Commerce chooses a Border Texan of the Year person to thank and give tribute for their contributions to the Valley.

The person selected for the recognition is congratulated during a Borderfest and this year the chamber chose State Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa. The committee responsible for choosing Senator Hinojosa says the work he has done make the Valley a better place. Senator Hinojosa says he's honored to being chosen and said, "I am very supportive of this organization, I truly believe in public service. I truly believe that people who succeed need to give back to the community to provide opportunity for other people to be able to be successful. I believe we should help to improve quality of life for all of us here in the Valley."

Proceeds from the Borderfest are given to the award winners chosen charities and this year's recipients are South Texas College, Vannie E. Cook Children's Cancer Foundation, Hidalgo I.S.D., Valleyview I.S.D. and the McAllen Boys and Girls Club.

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How about all the public school teachers who make their contributions to the Valley on a daily basis. It is way past due for a teacher to be recognized as a Border Texan of the Year. Enough of the Valley's business/political elite patting themselves on the back!

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