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Resolution Honoring the Contributions and Service of Precinct #4 Commissioner Oscar L. Garza Jr.
WHEREAS, Oscar L. Garza, Jr., a lifelong resident of Edinburg, Texas, has dedicated approximately thirty years of his life to public service in Hidalgo County; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Garza is married to his high school sweetheart, Imelda Alicia Bazan Garza, and they have raised two children, Brenda and Oscar, to whom they have demonstrated by example the value of hard work, education, and public service; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Garza began his career in public service in 1981 as bailiff for Hidalgo County Court at Law Number 3; and was first elected into public office in 1985 as Hidalgo County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 4, Place 2, for which he served six years; and was elected as Hidalgo County Commissioner for Precinct 4 in 1998, and has served in this capacity for three terms (twelve years); and
WHEREAS, Mr. Garza has led an illustrious career during his tenure as County Commissioner, spearheading efforts to expand county government services and economic opportunities, as well as improving the quality of life for constituents in his precinct and across the county; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Garza’s leadership has resulted in notable programs and projects including the expansion and improvement of new paved roads for area colonias, the construction of a juvenile justice center that provides counseling, education, and job training for at-risk youth, the development of a critical flood protection and drainage project to mitigate flooding and ensure adequate drainage for the county, and other programs that have helped residents of Hidalgo County; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Garza frequently led healthy and informative discussions among the court and the public on critical issues, and whose affable, unique demeanor and witty quips often adorned, lightened and livened Commissioners’ Court sessions, and whose presence in the Hidalgo County Commissioners’ Court will be greatly missed; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Garza, an exemplary public servant, is respected and admired by colleagues and citizens alike, and leaves behind an extraordinary legacy of service;
Now, therefore, be it RESOLVED that the Hidalgo County Commissioners’ Court hereby recognizes and honors the contributions and service of Hidalgo County Precinct 4 Commissioner Oscar L. Garza, Jr. for his many years of dedication to our community, thanks him for his numerous contributions to Precinct 4 and Hidalgo County, and extends to him best wishes and continued success in all his future endeavors.