Awards & Recognitions

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Senator Uresti's commitment to the people of Texas has not gone unnoticed. The awards and recognitions that Senator Uresti has received from various community organizations and groups are evidence of his continued dedication throughout the years.

Major Awards 

2014

  • Champion for Texas Children, Texas CASA (Court Appointed Child Advocates) and Child Advocates San Antonio
  • Friend of County Government Award, Texas Association of Counties

 

2013

  • 2013 George P. Mitchell Tip of the Hat Award, Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO)
  • Public Representative of the Year, Eagle Pass Business Journal
  • Legislator of the Year Award, Texas Public Health Association
  • Texas Legislative Champion 2013, Texas Oil and Gas Industry

 

2011

  • Friend of County Government Award, Texas Association of Counties
  • Senate's Legislator of the Year Award, Child Protection Roundtable
  • Sharpest Tool in the Shed Award, Texas Association of Builders
  • Texas Dental Association Award for Excellence
  • "Big Voice for Little Texans," Texas Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)

  

2010

  • West San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, Doctoral Achievement Award
  • San Antonio Young Lawyers Association, Mentor of the Year Award
  • Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce, Legislative Leadership Award
  • Harlandale Independent School District Council of PTAs, Texas Congress of Parents and Teachers Life Membership

2009

  • Fort Sam Houston Memorial Services Detachment Honor Guard, plaque of appreciation
  • ChildSafe, Nancy Kellogg Golden Heart Award
  • University Health System, Champions for Child Passenger Safety Award
  • Texas CASA, Big Voices for Little Texans Award
  • County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas, Outstanding Service Award
  • St. Mary's University School of Law, Henry B. Gonzalez Award

2008

  • Texas Coalition of Homes for Children, Champion for Children's Award
  • South San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, eagle statue for a job well done

2007

  • Texas Chapter of the American College of Cardiology, Hero of the Heart Award
  • San Antonio Police Officers Association, Legislative Hero Award
  • Eagle Pass Business Journal, Lifetime Achievement Award

2005

  • The Children's Shelter, Angel of the Shelter Award
  • Region VIII Council Welfare Boards, Legislator of the Year Award
  • Tarrant County Infant Mortality Network, Recognition of Support for Infant Health
  • Deputy Sheriffs Association of Bexar County Benefit Fund, The Guardian Angel Award
  • Texas Association for the Protection of Children, Children's Hero Legislator of the Year Award

2004

  • Fourth Annual Bexar County Family Support Conference, Pinnacle of Achievement Award

2003

  • Senior Advocacy Coalition, Legislator of the Year Award
  • Voices - San Antonio, A Children's Champion Award
  • American Cancer Society, Texas Advocacy Award

2000

  • Family Alliance Council, recognition of appreciation

1999

  • San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, recognition of appreciation
  • Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce, Legislative Leadership Award
  • Texas Academy of Family Physicians, Patient Advocacy Award

1989

  • United States Marine Corps, Navy Achievement Medal

 

Other Awards and Recognitions

2010

  • West San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, Doctoral Achievement Award

2009

  • Military Order of the Purple Heart, Alamo Chapter 1836, recognition of appreciation
  • Texas Dental Association, Excellence in Patient Advocacy Award
  • Christus Santa Rosa Children's Hospital, recognition of appreciation
  • University of Texas at San Antonio, appreciation for UTSA Day at the Capitol
  • Texas Land Title Association, Outstanding Legislator Award
  • San Antonio 5 Diamonds Little League, recognition of support
  • Family Service Association, recognition of support
  • C.C. Winn High School, recognition of support
  • American Civil Liberties Union, recognition of appreciation

2008

  • The Wind Coalition, Outstanding Supporter
  • Nueces Canyon Chamber of Commerce, recognition of generosity and dedication
  • New Frontiers Charter School, recognition of support

2007

  • United States Postal Service, recognition of support for "Distinguished Marines" stamps
  • National Federation of the Blind, recognition of support
  • San Antonio 5 Diamonds Little League, recognition of support
  • Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas, recognition of support
  • Texas Deer Association, Outstanding Legislator Award
  • American Civil Liberties Union, recognition of appreciation

2006

  • Sam Houston High School "Hurricane Family" recognition of appreciation
  • Harlandale Independent School District, recognition of appreciation
  • Gilbert Elementary PTA, recognition of appreciation

2005

  • Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, recognition of appreciation
  • Stonewall Flanders Elementary, recognition of appreciation
  • Harlandale Independent School District, Outstanding Alumnus Award
  • Jewell Wietzel Center, recognition of appreciation
  • Five Diamonds Little League, recognition of appreciation
  • Child Protective Services of Hidalgo County, recognition of support and dedication
  • TEX-21 Legislative Caucuses, recognition of leadership
  • United States Postal Service, recognition of support for "Distinguished Marines" stamps
  • The Century Council, recognition of commitment
  • American Civil Liberties Union, recognition of appreciation
  • Texas Probation Association, recognition of appreciation

2004

  • West San Antonio Chamber of Commerce and BexarMet Water District, Veterans in Business Today Award
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services, recognition of appreciation
  • Kiwanis Club of Greater Randolph Area, recognition of support
  • Jewel C. Wietzel Center, recognition of appreciation
  • St. Peter-St. Joseph Children's Home, Little Red Wagon Award
  • Cesar Chavez Scholarship Fun, Si Se Puede Award
  • HOLT CAT - Key to the Original Caterpillar Tractor, No. 77

2003

  • Postpartum Depression Task Force, recognition of appreciation
  • City of Elmendorf, recognition of appreciation
  • United States Military Veterans Parade Association, recognition for outstanding service
  • American Civil Liberties Union, recognition of appreciation
  • Texas Retired Teachers Association, recognition of appreciation

2002

  • Gilbert Elementary PTA Carnival, recognition of appreciation
  • Counselors' Legislative Involvement Committee, recognition of leadership and commitment
  • City of Elmendorf Pony Express Parade, recognition of appreciation
  • Texas A&M San Antonio, recognition of support

2001

  • McCollum High School ROTC Corps of Cadets, recognition of support
  • Greater San Antonio Hotel & Motel Association, recognition of support
  • City of Elmendorf, recognition of support
  • Texas Academy of Physician Assistants, recognition of support

2000

  • JROTC Unarmed Drill Team, recognition of generosity and support
  • Schulze Elementary, recognition of support
  • Selective Service System, recognition of appreciation and support
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, Americanism Award
  • Palo Alto College, Student Success Week, recognition of support
  • San Antonio City Employees Federal Credit Union, recognition of support

1999

  • San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, recognition of appreciation
  • Marine Corps League, recognition of appreciation and gratitude
  • Texas Dietetic Association, Champion of Good Health Through Nutrition Award
  • Bexar County Legislative Delegation Luncheon, recognition of support
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, Harlandale Memorial Post 4815, recognition of appreciation

1998

  • VFW Post 9186 and Auxiliary, recognition of dedicated service
  • Park South Village Inc., recognition of appreciation
  • Western Hemispheric Economies in the 21st Century, recognition of appreciation
  • Texas Agricultural Extension Service & Cooperative Extension Program, recognition of support
  • Schulze Elementary PTA, recognition of support
  • San Antonio Association of Life Underwriters, recognition of support
  • Harlandale Independent School District, Executive Career Internship Program, recognition of support
  • San Antonio State School May Fest Celebration, recognition of support
  • Schulze Elementary Club Scout Pack 353, recognition of support
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, recognition of meritorious and distinguished service
  • The Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce Legislative Reception, recognition of appreciation