Seguin Citizen: Shirley Hester
Posted on 10/26/2017 1:13:00 PM.

What is your current occupation (school) and what does that involve?
"Administrator at Tres Hewell Mortuary"

What do you do off the clock “Just for fun?”
"Attend functions and baby sit grandchildren, I like to read and play computer games."

What city and state were you born?
"Seguin, Texas"

Who are the members of your immediate family?
"Doug Hester, Heath Anders, Shane Anders and Sheri Anders Flores"

What is the biggest challenge you’ve ever faced?
"Making sure my children were raised right…and it worked!!"

What is your favorite TV show and movie?
"All Hallmark movies"

What type of music do you enjoy (favorite band, song, etc.)?
"Country Western-George Strait"

What is your favorite Seguin business and restaurant in Seguin?
"I will have to say Tres Hewell Mortuary. I like to eat at El Ranchito and JJ’s."

What is something folks may not really know about you?
"I was the 1st Elected Woman County Commissioner in the history of Guadalupe County."

If you could assemble a dinner party with any five guests (living or dead) and excluding immediate living family members), who would they be?
"Jesus, of course, Brother Edward, Friend – Stella"

What are your roles in the community?
"Administrator for Tres Hewell Mortuary, Trustee for Bluebonnet Trails and many roles at Dewville UMC"
What are your professional background/achievements/leadership roles?
"Country Store Owner/Started Sand Hills VFD, Appraiser for Guadalupe Appraisal District, Interim Chief Appraiser Appraisal District, Tax collector for school and county, First Woman Commissioner for Guadalupe County ever elected, Administrator for Dr. Bruce Alter, Administrator for Tres Hewell Mortuary, Trustee for Bluebonnet Trails, Trustee for San Geronimo Cemetery, serving several positions for Dewville UMC"

What are your proudest moments in your personal life or in your career?
"Being the 1st woman commissioner for Guadalupe County. It opened doors for other women. My daughter-in-law building and being CEO of Resolute Health Hospital in New Braunfels and my son opening new businesses in New Braunfels and Seguin."

What do you believe are the strengths of this community?
"The many volunteers"

What do you find as the most interesting thing about Seguin?
"Keeping its old heritage"

What are your future plans?
"Keep working"

What message do you have for the residents of Seguin?
"Keep caring for your neighbors"

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