By Barbara Gonzalez Cigarroa
Barbara González Cigarroa brings to lifestyles tales of her ancestors and different kin, 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 strains; 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 professional and schooling activist; Dr. Francisco Cigarroa, pediatric transplant healthcare professional and previous chancellor of the college of Texas procedure; Barbara Flores Cigarroa, a mom of ten whose values and get to the bottom of encouraged her young children and lots of grandchildren to excel within the most interesting universities and beyond.
In proposing richly special vignettes with prepared statement and style, Cigarroa bargains appealing and unique insights not just into her family’s extraordinary tale, but in addition into the wonderful thing about the intense features and enduring spirit of the folk of our Texas borderlands.
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