SAN ANGELO, TX – A ceremony honoring the late Gregorio Gutierrez, owner and publisher of San Angelo's bilingual newspaper Conexion San Angelo, was held at the Railway Museum Saturday morning.
Gutierrez passed away Dec. 13, 2020 from complications of Covid-19. He was honored by city, state and national officials.
January 23, 2021 was Gregorio Gutierrez Day as proclaimed by the San Angelo City Council.
San Angelo Mayor Brenda Gunter honored Gutierrez with a proclamation on Tuesday along with the city council. City councilmen Harry Thomas and Lane Carter were present Saturday as was city manager Daniel Valenzuela. Thomas read the proclamation from the city.
State officials were also present to honor the newspaper man. Senator Charles Perry's office passed a proclamation in the Texas Senate honoring Gutierrez and San Angelo District Office Director Laura Lewis read the proclamation and presented a Texas flag that flew over the state Capitol to Gutierrez' family.
State Representative Drew Darby was represented by San Angelo Office Director Cheryl DeCordova who read a proclamation which will be adopted by the Texas House of Representatives honoring Gutierrez.
Congressman August Pfluger was also on hand to honor Gutierrez.
Here's video from the ceremony:
Gutierrez started the bilingual weekly newspaper in 1986. With his passing, his family plans on continuing the business.
There were also Angelo State University students on hand who were providing guided tours of the Railway Museum in Spanish.
Gutierrez was 64. He is survived by his wife and six children.