BIOGRAPHY:

Patricia Ann Garcia Escobedo

Patricia Ann Garcia Escobedo

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Patricia Ana Garcia Escobedo passed away on January 8th, 2015. She was a member of the Hispanic Organization for Public Employees (HOPE) at CPS Energy. She served on the banquet committee, bylaw committee, and provided legal guidance within the organization. HOPE will rename the CPS Energy Dependent Texas Only Scholarship, The Patricia Ana Garcia Escobedo Scholarship. Patricia Ana Garcia Escobedo, Director Senior Counsel at CPS Energy in San Antonio, Texas, was known for her devotion, creativity and competent advocacy.

Pat began her career as a teacher after earning her degree at Texas A&I University, Kingsville, Texas. During her time at A&I, Pat served as editor of the South Texan Texas A & I University newspaper, a talent she developed from her experience as the Yearbook Editor at her alma mater, Henrietta M. King High School in Kingsville, Texas. As a teacher she served students at Sinton High School in Sinton, Texas and John Marshall High School in San Antonio, Texas. Her service to Texas Public Education included work as a Community Information Officer and continued as a State Policy Analyst for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund in San Antonio Texas.

Pat earned her Doctorate of Jurisprudence at the University Of Texas School Of Law in Austin where she became involved in the Chicano/Hispanic Law Students’ Association as a member and later as a mentor. Pat distinguished herself as an attorney and corporate counselor for the past 25 years. Pat’s dedication and service to the Hispanic Bar Association of Austin Texas (HBAA) included the role of President from 1996-1997, Chair of the Hispanic Issues Section State Bar of Texas from 2000-2001 and recipient of the HBAA President’s Service Award. She received the General Counsel Certificate of Recognition in March of 2014 in appreciation of her guidance in a complex and significant commercial transaction.

Born: June 20, 1948 Place of Birth: Kingsville, TX Death: January 8, 2015 Place of Death: San Antonio, TX

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