Bexar County Commissioners today presented the Hidalgo Award to San Antonio artist Jesse Treviño, honoring him for a lifetime of service to the community.
Treviño’s work can be seen all over San Antonio, from his Virgen de Guadalupe mosaic at Guadalupe Plaza to the recently-completed mural at the historic home of José Antonio Navarro depicting scenes of early life on the West Side.
Bexar County Commissioner Paul Elizondo said Treviño’s work is inextricably linked to San Antonio.
"Know ye that Jesse Treviño is hereby appointed Hidalgo de San Antonio de Bexar. It is signed by me on behalf of Commissioners Court and by the county clerk," Elizondo said.
Trevino, who has been an outspoken supporter of historic renovation on the West Side, spoke again about the importance of the new project being undertaken by the city and county to renovate San Pedro Creek, which will offer new opportunities for redevelopment.
"What you all are doing is why I’m so excited about being here and being part of the this era of rebirth and renaissance of San Antonio," Treviño said.
The Hidalgo is the highest award Bexar County can give, honoring a community member who is ennobled by his actions.