Former Longtime Valley Congressman Kika de la Garza Always Stayed Close to His Roots

The meaning of a life lives in boxes, in his home district, where he chose to live after more than three decades of public service, even if he didn’t have to. These boxes hold thousands of photographs of Eligio “Kika” de la Garza, who died Monday at 89, around the world learning about agriculture on different continents, aboard vessels in different oceans and meeting with world leaders such as Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev, all to help the Rio Grande Valley.

There were 900 boxes sent from Washington, D.C. to McAllen after he returned home in 1997. His wife, Lucille, organized them by category over the years. All photos are marked, some with “ no fecha ,” but most are dated and numbered, each with significance that only Lucille can fully explain…

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