Friday, 26 September 2014 09:25
Six honorees were recognized by the Mission Historical Museum as the 2014 Wall of Fame inductees at a banquet Sept. 18. Honorees were Jim Brunson, publisher of the Progress Times; Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa; Don Riter Lester, chair of barbecue at the Texas Citrus Fiesta since 1995; Blanca Vazquez Marroquin, longtime volunteer for the Texas Citrus Fiesta and the museum; Amador and Alicia Esqueda Requenez, owners of Valley Welding Services.
To qualify, honorees must have lived in or worked in the community for 30 years or more. Proceeds from the awards banquet, which included a silent auction, go to support programs at the museum. Luis Contreras II, museum director, expected this year’s total to top $22,000.