By Barbara Gonzalez Cigarroa
Barbara González Cigarroa brings to lifestyles tales of her ancestors and different family, together with: Rebecca Iriarte, who raised her 5 youngsters through the Mexican Revolution of 1910; pass judgement on Manuel J. Raymond, one of many final of the border patrones who expertly navigated contrasting cultures throughout border traces; Henry B. González, US Congressman and the 1st Mexican American elected to the Texas Senate in the course of a time of blatant racial discrimination; Dr. Joaquin González Cigarroa Jr., a respected health care provider and schooling activist; Dr. Francisco Cigarroa, pediatric transplant healthcare professional and previous chancellor of the collage of Texas approach; Barbara Flores Cigarroa, a mom of ten whose values and get to the bottom of encouraged her kids and lots of grandchildren to excel within the most interesting universities and beyond.
In offering richly targeted vignettes with willing commentary and charm, Cigarroa deals attractive and unique insights not just into her family’s impressive tale, but in addition into the great thing about the extreme qualities and enduring spirit of the folks of our Texas borderlands.
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