Mayor Salutes Hispanic Leaders

Mayor Parker salutes Hispanic leaders for one last time at special awards ceremony

Mayor salutes Hispanic leaders for one last time at special ceremony

News, Shelby, Mayor's Hispanic Heritage Awards, Oct. 2015, David Medina, Sofia Adrogue, Roland Garcia, Shannon Bugs
David Medina, Sofia Adrogue, Roland Garcia, Shannon Buggs. Photo by Vicky Pink
News, Shelby, Mayor's Hispanic Heritage Awards, Oct. 2015, Erik Barajas, Lizzett Lopez
Erik Barajas, Lizzett Lopez. Photo by Vicky Pink
News, Shelby, Mayor's Hispanic Heritage Awards, Oct. 2015, Lenora Sorola-Pohlman, Sheila Jackson Lee, Senator Sylvia Garcia
Lenora Sorola-Pohlman, U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, State Sen. Sylvia Garcia. Photo by Vicky Pink
News, Shelby, Mayor's Hispanic Heritage Awards, Oct. 2015, James Lee, Gloria Zenteno, Jose Adan Trevino, Mayor Annise Parker,  Josefina Rendon, Gilbert Garcia, Daniel Bustamante
James Lee, Gloria Zenteno, Jose Adan Trevino, Mayor Annise Parker, Josefina Rendon, Gilbert Garcia, Daniel Bustamante. Photo by Vicky Pink
News, Shelby, Mayor's Hispanic Heritage Awards, Oct. 2015, County Attorney Vince Ryan, Joe Villarreal, Paul Shanklin, Judge Bob Rosenbert
County Attorney Vince Ryan, Joe Villarreal, Paul Shanklin, Judge Bob Rosenbert. Photo by Vicky Pink
News, Shelby, Mayor's Hispanic Heritage Awards, Oct. 2015, Walter Suhr, Karen Garcia, Roland Garcia
Walter Suhr, Karen Garcia, Roland Garcia. Photo by Vicky Pink
News, Shelby, Mayor's Hispanic Heritage Awards, Oct. 2015, Dwight Jefferson, Dee Dee Garcia
Dwight Jefferson, Dee Dee Garcia. Photo by Vicky Pink
News, Shelby, Mayor's Hispanic Heritage Awards, Oct. 2015,  Sylvia and Gordon Quan, Gilbert Garcia
Sylvia Quan, Gordon Quan, Gilbert Garcia. Photo by Vicky Pink
News, Shelby, Mayor's Hispanic Heritage Awards, Oct. 2015,  Lolita Guerrero, Kristin Garcia Blomquist,Sylvia Garcia, Karen Garcia
Lolita Guerrero, Kristin Garcia Blomquist, State Rep. Sylvia Garcia, Karen Garcia. Photo by Vicky Pink
News, Shelby, Mayor's Hispanic Heritage Awards, Oct. 2015,  Linda Jamail, Allan Jamail
Linda Jamail, Allan Jamail. Photo by Vicky Pink
News, Shelby, Mayor's Hispanic Heritage Awards, Oct. 2015, David Medina, Sofia Adrogue, Roland Garcia, Shannon Bugs
News, Shelby, Mayor's Hispanic Heritage Awards, Oct. 2015, Erik Barajas, Lizzett Lopez
News, Shelby, Mayor's Hispanic Heritage Awards, Oct. 2015, Lenora Sorola-Pohlman, Sheila Jackson Lee, Senator Sylvia Garcia
News, Shelby, Mayor's Hispanic Heritage Awards, Oct. 2015, James Lee, Gloria Zenteno, Jose Adan Trevino, Mayor Annise Parker,  Josefina Rendon, Gilbert Garcia, Daniel Bustamante
News, Shelby, Mayor's Hispanic Heritage Awards, Oct. 2015, County Attorney Vince Ryan, Joe Villarreal, Paul Shanklin, Judge Bob Rosenbert
News, Shelby, Mayor's Hispanic Heritage Awards, Oct. 2015, Walter Suhr, Karen Garcia, Roland Garcia
News, Shelby, Mayor's Hispanic Heritage Awards, Oct. 2015, Dwight Jefferson, Dee Dee Garcia
News, Shelby, Mayor's Hispanic Heritage Awards, Oct. 2015,  Sylvia and Gordon Quan, Gilbert Garcia
News, Shelby, Mayor's Hispanic Heritage Awards, Oct. 2015,  Lolita Guerrero, Kristin Garcia Blomquist,Sylvia Garcia, Karen Garcia
News, Shelby, Mayor's Hispanic Heritage Awards, Oct. 2015,  Linda Jamail, Allan Jamail

Vibrant red lighting, Latin cuisine and the music of Mango Punch provided the special ambience at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston recently when Mayor Annise Parker presided over the presentation of the Mayor's Hispanic Heritage Awards.

More than 500 enthusiasts poured in for recognition of community leaders and to bid an early adieu to Parker as this was her final ceremony with this group as mayor.

Recognized on this evening were Jose Adan Trevino, founder of Univision Channel 45, and Judge Josefina Rendon, the first Hispanic Civil Service Commissioner in Houston, with Lifetime Achievement honors; Metro board chairman Gilbert Garcia with Civic Activist honors; Gloria Zenteno, founder of Barrio Dogs, with Education honors; Daniel Bustamante, founding member of the Go Tejano Rodeo Committee and the Multicultural Arts Cooperative, with Art in the Community honors and James Lee, founder of LGBT Advocates at the University of Houston with Youth Activist honors.

Headlining the evening were Mayor's Hispanic Advisory Board chairman Roland Garcia, event chairs Lauren Soliz and Lenora Sorola-Pohlman and emcees Lizzett Lopez of KXLN Univison Channel 45 and Erik Barajas, KTRK ABC Channel 13.

The lively gathering included politicos, movers and shakers and community leaders including City Council members Dave Martin, Richard Nguyen, Jack Christie and Robert Gallegos, plus Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, State Sen. Sylvia Garcia, Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan, State Rep. Gene Wu, Sofia Adrogué, Karen Garcia, Shannon Buggs and David Medina.