News From Harlingen, Texas
First Annual Senate vs. House Golf Challenge Held in Harlingen
01/15/2019

Harlingen, Texas­– Cameron County natives Senator Eddie Lucio Jr. and Representative Eddie Lucio III chose Harlingen’s Tony Butler Golf Course for their first annual Senate vs. House Golf Challenge on the Arroyo. The father/son golf enthusiasts coordinated the event as a means to have fun and promote the golf course.

 

Senator Lucio who is an avid golfer says the Tony Butler Golf Course is very dear to him because that is where he learned the game.  Growing up he also caddied for several players there.

 

The event was held on January 5 and attracted 84 players with the Senate and the House each represented by 14 three member teams.  The event also drew members of the Harlingen and Brownsville Golf Associations as well as business sponsors such as AT&T, Habitat for Humanity, Cotton International Logistics, English Motors of Brownsville, and Capital Strategy Associates.

 

While the Senator provided the trophy it was the House that took the victory.  The trophy will remain at the golf course and will be updated annually with the winner's name.

 

Mayor Chris Boswell was on hand to congratulate the winners and to express the City’s sincere appreciation to the participants, sponsors, and especially Senator Lucio and Representative Lucio for organizing the event to support Tony butler Golf Course.

 

Each team paid $195 to participate.  City of Harlingen Parks & Recreation Director Javier Mendez says the monies raised have been donated to the golf course and will likely be used to purchase either bunker grass or flags for the sticks used to mark each hole.

 

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