Humanitarian of the Year Award


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LULAC Outstanding Community Leaders Banquet


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Award Recipients 2017


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IWA alumna Garcia-Akers visits school for book signing


Author Cecilia Garcia-Akers, Incarnate Word Academy alumna and daughter of renowned Mexican-American civil rights leader Dr. Hector P. Garcia, spoke to first through fifth grade students Feb. 2 at the James R. Dougherty, Jr. Center about her new book “The Inspiring Life of Texan Hector P. Garcia.”

Garcia-Akers’ book, which chronicles her father’s journey to America, discusses Dr. Garcia’s struggles being a Latino in the U.S. Army, the difficulty he had obtaining his medical license, and his devotion toward bringing better health care and education to veterans and students for over 50 years.


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Dr. Hector P. Garcia Memorial Family Clinic Grand Opening

Christus Spohn held the ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony of the Dr. Hector P. Garcia Memorial Family Health Center on February 4, 2017.

Dr. Hector P. Garcia Foundation President and daughter of Dr. Hector P. Garcia, Cecilia Garcia Akers spoke at the event.

The state of the art facility provides primary care services, specialty clinics, a pharmacy and urgent care services.

The facility will have extended hours on the weekend and will provide services from 8:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. during the week.

The new facility was conceptually designed to provide services as Dr. Garcia’s commitment was to serve all the patients regardless of their ability to pay. 


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Because of You Campaign

A beautiful event hosted by the University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston. Because of You Campaign.


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Luncheon 2017 Recap in Photos


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Ribbon Cutting Invitation


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Hector P. Garcia Would Have Been 103


Cuban-American actor and director Tony Plana reflected on his career with Hector P. Garcia's legacy in mind.

Plana, who was the keynote speaker at Tuesday's Dr. Hector P. Garcia Birthday Luncheon, highlighted a milestone in his more than 40-year career.

"I've played a variety of characters ... I was able to go from playing the Mexican bandit (Jefe) in "¡Three Amigos!" to playing Secretary of State (Mickey Troop) in “The West Wing,”  said Plana, who also narrated "The Longoria Affair." "And the reason for that is I was able to — I took the time to educate myself. My education is responsible for my ability to play (roles in) different socioeconomic levels, to get past those early Latino, negative stereotypes that I had to play just to survive. Just to be called an actor ... I was able to because of my education. And that is emblematic of what we need to achieve in education. It is exactly what Dr. Hector P. Garcia was advocating."


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New health clinic opens on birthday of namesake


When Lauren Treat arrived in Corpus Christi four years ago, she found the perfect primary care physician.

On Tuesday, Treat was served at the newly opened Dr. Hector P. Garcia Memorial Family Health Center. She had lab work done while her husband also saw a doctor in the same facility.

Treat has lupus and a spinal condition, so it was natural that she was concerned when her doctor said she was planning to leave Christus Spohn after her residency was complete in the summer.

"(Dr. Garcia) is wonderful, but I've already got a new (doctor) that she set me up with," Treat said. "Honestly, the only thing that would make (the facility) better would be a louder speaker (in the pharmacy area)."


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