The United Hispanic Council

of Tarrant County


Really Big Thank You!



From left to right, Richard Sybesma, Celia Sigala-Garza, Fr. Stephen Jasso, and Steven DeLeon

Last October, the UHC gathered for their 32nd Awards Banquet and recognized the work of people who have made a difference in the community. The 2017, recognition was given to Father Stephen Jasso, Richard Sybesma, Celia S. Garza, and Steve DeLeon. Aside from just being "buena jente", some of their other achievements include,

(Chairman's Special Award), man of Christ and faith, Franciscan, civic leader, educator, volunteer, veteran. Fort Worth and its causes are fortunate for your support. We recognize that our community is better because of you, and the work you do.

(Gilbert Garcia Amigo Award), TCU aquatics director, nationally recognized aquatics coach, 1992 Olympics Team Swim coach, director at a non-profit and youth programs volunteer. We appreciate the work he and the Rainwater foundation do with the City's Mobile Rec. Program and Morningside's Children Partnership, providing free swimming lessons to the participants.

(Hispanic Heritage Award), North Texas Grad, paralegal, public servant, philanthropist, and District Director for State Representative. Grateful for her work in the Fort Worth neighborhoods, keeping them connected to our state representative and directly getting involved with causes.

(Hispanic Heritage Award), engineer, manager, innovator in education, philanthropist, Congressionally recognized, Presidential Award Winner, proud husband and father. Salute to your work with the FWISD, and non-profits to aid the needy and promote the arts.

¡Salud!