Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and Dr. Hector P. Garcia's Legacy. These wonderful events are free to the public.
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.
The Dr. Hector P. Garcia Memorial Foundation is pleased to announce
the Foundation's Board President/Chair, Cecilia Garcia Akers has been
selected to be included in San Antonio's Inspiring Woman Book, Volume
Inspiring Woman Book features 50 successful women of San Antonio in
business, media, non-profit corporations and medicine.
This 2023 edition is Ms. Garcia Akers second inclusion in this
The Dr. Hector P. Garcia Memorial Foundation's Board of Directors
congratulates Ms. Garcia Akers for her continued advocacy in
healthcare and education.