The work and lifetime achievements of legendary pioneer farmer Abdalla Moses were recognized
Eagle Pass, TX - The work and lifetime achievements of legendary pioneer farmer Abdalla Moses were recognized by the Maverick County Water Control & Improvement District # 1 (MCWCID # 1) during the dedication ceremony of the Abdalla Moses Complex on July 3, 2018.
During his 19 years of service, Abdalla Moses, who served as board member, vice-president and president, led the district through various important milestone decisions that set up the MCWCID for success. Among these milestones were included the passage of the Return Flow Credit Law in 1981; the Water Rights Adjudication Law in 1983; the Purchase of the District Headquarters in 2000; the District Voter Bill in 2001; and the purchase of the Hydro-electric Plant in 2005.
The dedication ceremony was attended by approximately 175 family, friends and voters of Maverick County. Dignitaries in attendance included US District Judge Alia Moses, US Magistrate Judge Victor Garcia, Representative Tracy King, County Judge David Saucedo, Maverick County Commissioner Precinct 3 Pete Venegas, and Maverick County Constable Precinct 3C Sam Chacon.
Maverick County Water Control & Improvement District # 1 Board members in attendance were President Beyer Junfin; Secretary John Garcia; and Board member Juan Perez.
The family of Abdalla Moses would like to especially acknowledge those who meant so much to him: the farmers of Quemado Valley and the hardworking employees of the Maverick County Water Control and Improvement District #1. He served as a Water Board member for 19 years because he wanted the farmers to have the water resources necessary to thrive. He appreciated the timeless efforts of the employees who dedicated themselves to the work of the Water District. He would have wanted to be here to say “Thank You” personally to the farmers and the employees.