Chuy Calderon And Wife Honored In Valentine

VALENTINE, TX (Ben Caxton) — Saturday was Homecoming in Valentine. And a couple of life-long community members were honored for their services to the city even though they’ll soon be heading away. Retired Valentine Mayor Jesus “Chuy” Calderon and First Lady Viola Calderon were singled out during an event at Homecoming by City Secretary Albert Miller who spoke to the crowd about how the Mayor of about forty-one years gave above and beyond the call of duty, with his dedicated wife by his side. Lisa Morton of the Van Horn Advocate writes that Miller, who is also a member of the Valentine Volunteer Fire Department, then presented Viola Calderon with a plaque for her 30-plus years of volunteer service as the fire department’s secretary/treasurer. Calderone thanked City Commissioners Danny Garcia and Andy White along with Miller saying that without these men it would have been impossible to do all the things they did for the people of Valentine. And also thanked his wife for all her support and as he put it “just putting up with me.” Calderon expressed his confidence that new Valentine Mayor Summer Webb will carry the torch and move forward with city business in Valentine. Chuy and Viola are Valentine natives, graduating from Valentine High School, both attending Sul Ross State University, and both spending their entire teaching and coaching careers at Valentine ISD. They raised three children, Mark, Gabriel, and Veronica, and are now relocating to be closer to them in New Braunfels, Texas.

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