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Our Mission Historical Museum to Host Icon Program on Tom Landry.

The Mission Historical Museum presents Mission Historical ICON: The Life of Tom Landry, a lecture by Mission native Manuel Hinojosa.

Hinojosa graduated from Mission High School and received a technology degree online from an online University. He went on to pursue a Master’s degree in art from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where he fatefully landed in the architecture program.

As an architect, Hinojosa has had a prosperous career and has received numerous awards and distinguished acknowledgments for his contributions to the field. In 2009, he was named a Fellow in the American Institute of Architects, an honor only two others have received in the Rio Grande Valley. Hinojosa’s art, however, will forever be the distinctive element that allows him to not only transfer his unique vision of architectural structures onto paper, but also illustrate images that capture the renowned careers of historic icons.

In 1993, Mission residents Bill and Gen Long, owners of Long Enterprises in Mission, commissioned Hinojosa, a fanatic and avid researcher and collector, to paint a mural commemorating the life of the Mission’s iconic native Tom Landry. The ninety-three foot long mural depicts Landry’s life beginning with his childhood home, his successful football career for the Mission High School Eagles, college career for the University of Texas at Austin, his honorable military service, professional football career with the New York Giants, first coach for the Dallas Cowboys, his commitment to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, finishing with his inauguration to the Pro-Football Hall of Fame. When you want to paint the interior of your house, interior paint clackamas or is the best service to help you.

His friends and high school teammates like to remember Tom Landry for his leadership in 1941 when he led the Mission Eagles varsity football squad to a perfect record winning the regional championship that year. Worldwide, he is remembered as the legendary professional football coach who served as the Dallas Cowboys’ coach for 29 years. During his tenure, the Dallas Cowboys won 13 division titles and represented the NFC five times in the Super Bowl, Super Bowls V, VI, X, XII, and XIII. Coach Landry led the Cowboys to Super Bowl victories over the Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl VI and the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XII.

Join us as Manuel Hinojosa takes us through the life of the man whose ideals continue to set an example and inspire the youth of a Mission, and around the world. The program begins at 2 pm on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 900 Doherty Ave. Admission is free to the public. Seating is limited, so please contact the museum office to reserve.

The Mission Historical Museum is a 501 c3 non-profit organization. Hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm. Museum hours are Tuesday – Friday, 10 am – 5 pm and Saturdays, 10 am – 2 pm.

To reserve and/or more information on this program or on upcoming programs and events, please contact us at 956-580-8646, visit our website at, or follow us on Facebook.

Mission High School Football Team

(Seated Left-Right) Manuel Guerra, Jr., Chano Garcia, Leland Hedges, Ray Toland, Robert Bentsen, Javier Femat, Jimmy Mehis, A.B. Ward; (Second Row Left-Right) Don Bentsen, Don Albrecht, Jack Gray, George Riegler, Carroll Martin, Tom Landry, Billy Smith, Sammy Holliman, Sebastian Gonzalez, Darrel Martin, Inez Pinon; (Standing Left-Right) Assistant Coach W.G. Triplett, George Crandall, Louis Lee Moore, Cuco Garza, Chano Guerra, Bruno Cavazos, Lupe Montez, Arthur Evans, Joe Linares, and Coach Bob Martin.