The Dr. Hector P. Garcia Memorial Foundation is honored to announce that the Mercedes Texas Commissioner's Court has voted to approve a yearly celebration of the legacy of Dr. Hector P. Garcia on the recognized Texas State Recognition Day which is the 3rd Wednesday of September.
Dr. Hector P. Garcia immigrated to Mercedes, TX from Mexico in 1917, and attended his primary and secondary education in Mercedes, TX, along with his family of 6 siblings. The Garcia Family operated a dry goods store, while his father Jose Garcia, taught his children the basics of education in order for them to achieve the highest education goals possible. Six of seven surviving children became medical doctors.
Special thanks to Skyler Howell for his presentation to the Commissioner's Court that ensured passage of the Proclamation. The Foundation is looking forward to celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Hector P. Garcia in Mercedes, TX.