Local Historian Donald Hoffman Honored by the City of Nixon

Mr. Donald Hoffman, local educator, author and beloved historian was recently honored by the City of Nixon as the recipient of the 2020 Citizenship Award. Mr. Hoffman has worked diligently gathering historical facts regarding Nixon, Gonzales County and surrounding areas for numerous years. The historical wall monument located on the Nixon Post Office parking lot was imagined and brought to fruition by Mr. Hoffman. The beautiful vintage pictures allow the viewer to pleasantly reminisce of an earlier time. The City of Nixon sincerely gives our thanks and gratitude to Mr. Hoffman for his dedication in making Nixon beautiful and original.

Nixon Pocket Park to be named The Gladyne Finch Park

The Nixon Mayor and City Council voted and approved the parks’ name change during the 9/24/20 City Council Special Meeting. The park is in the midst’s of a landscaping update. Once completed a public ceremony honoring Glaydne will be held. The “reveal” date will be announced over the next few weeks and the public will be invited.

Pablo Aguirre, Recipient of the 2020 Nixon Beautification Award

Mr. Pablo Aguirre was honored by Nixon Mayor Dorothy Riojas and the City Council on 9/24/20 for his tireless efforts of beautifying our community. He and Donald Hoffman have spearheaded several beautification projects over the past years. One of the most recent projects being the updating of the painted mural on the Nixon Main Drug Pharmacy building as well as the addition of a 2nd Mural located behind the Nixon Gazebo. A historic monument and garden was recently completed in the parking lot of the Nixon Post Office. The public is encouraged to stop by and read the inscriptions and enjoy a view of our past.

Pablo has a few surprises for Nixon, Texas in the near future! The City of Nixon is happy and excited to honor our former Nixonite for all he has done and plans to do in our community.

Billy D. White Honored by the Nixon City Council

Billy D. White was awarded the 2020 Life Saving Award by the Nixon City Council on 9/24/20. He was recognized for coming to the aid of an injured citizen. The event occurred on 09/01/2020. The citizen was exiting the Nixon City Hall and lost her footing. Injuries occurred to the side of her head. EMS and Police were called. Billie’s quick reactions to render aide brought relief and comfort to the individual.

We are so grateful for his alertness and willingness to help others. It is unknown how long the citizen had been on the ground or how many people failed to see her and drove on past the location where the incident occurred. Thank you Billy D. White!