Raul Dominguez Memorial Scholarship
Raul Dominguez, Sr. was born August 14, 1925, to Genaro Enrique and Eva Dominguez and raised in Del Rio, Texas.
He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Raul dedicated his life to providing his family with love, support, and strong encouragement to be life learners. He was an honorable, knowledgeable, brilliant and humble man who lived life to the fullest. He had a witty sense of humor and a unique gift of an
incredible memory for details and numbers.
He graduated Valedictorian of the Class of 1943 from San Felipe High School. He was a member of the U.S. Army Air Forces and U.S. Air Force Reserve Commission (1944-1955) and served as an: Aviation cadet, Commissioned Reserve Sergeant, 2nd Lieutenant, and 1st Lieutenant. He was an Eagle Scout and later served as Councilman at Large for the Boys Scouts of America, Concho Valley Council in San Angelo. He went on to graduate from Texas A&M University with Honors with a degree in Civil Engineering. He presided as the President of the Rotary Club and twice served as the District Governor’s Representative for Rotary District 584. He also served as President of the Sacred Heart Parish Council and was actively involved in Sacred Heart Academy where his children attended school.
Continuing to give back to the community Raul participated as the Chair of Vocational Education (DRHS); Advisor to Junior Technical Engineering Society for Texas A&M University, Board of Directors in the following organizations: Texas Public Employee Association #5 Credit Union, Sacred Heart Academy, Whitehead Museum, Val Verde County Historical Commission, Board of Commissioners City of Del Rio Utility Commission.Always one to enjoy learning more in his field of engineering, Raul participated in a number of professional associations including the Texas Institute of Traffic Engineers, Texas Society of Professional Engineers, National Society of Professional Engineers
and the American Society of Civil Engineers.
In celebration of 32 years of dedicated service to the State Department of Highways and Public Transportation, the community, and as District Design Engineer, Raul was honored with a mayoral City Proclamation identifying January 25, 1983 as “Raul Dominguez Day”. He was known in Del Rio as “The Engineer” for his work on designing and leading construction of various bridges in south Texas. So much so that he was acknowledged as the “Ingeniero” in a record
El Corrido De Del Rio, produced by Armando Figueroa and Trio La Macarena. In spite of his many accolades and honors he always remained humble. His greatest accomplishment was being a loving husband and a great example to his children and grandchildren of an honest and hard working man with the most giving heart.
Raul Dominguez, Sr., passed away peacefully at his daughter’s home in Round Rock, Texas
on Monday, April 4, 2016 at the age of 90.