Mr. Miguel Villanueva and Mr. David Wallace received recognition and the passage of resolutions in their names. The prestigious resolutions were adopted and signed by the Texas House of Representatives on March 10, 2021.

Each of the honorees were awarded certificates which highlighted their careers and service to the citizens of Sutton County.

Mr. Villanueva’s resolution honors his 38 years of service as the commissioner for Sutton County Precinct 1. He was first elected in 1982 then successfully ran for commissioner 10 times, including two unopposed elections.

Mr. Villanueva contributed to the community in many ways to include his instrumental participation in the paving of Bloodworth road, securing grants for replacement of water and sewer lines and replacement of the aging sewer system. He has also been very involved in community service and has served in many roles such as chair of the Concho Valley Transit board, foster grandparent with Sonora Independent School District, Vaquero Heritage Program and as a long time member of St. Ann Catholic Church he has led the Knights of Columbus twice as the Grand Knight.

Mr. Wallace was honored for his thirty five years (three and a half decades) of service to the community as county attorney as well as his service as city attorney and assistant district attorney. He was also recognized as being one of the longest serving county attorneys in the lone star state.
Mr. Wallace is a native of Sonora and a fourth generation rancher. He earned his bachelor’s degree in petroleum land management from the University of Texas at Austin in 1978 and his law degree from South Texas College of Law in 1982.
While serving as county attorney he also maintained a successful private practice in oil and gas law, and he is a well-known litigator on behalf of mineral rights owners.
He is a former council member of the Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Section of the State Bar of Texas as well as a member of the Texas District and County Attorneys Association. Mr. Wallace has made presentations to energy conferences as well as to conferences of the State Bar of Texas and the National Association of Royalty Owners (NARO). He has published articles about oil and gas law and spoken about oil and mineral rights before many organizations and in academic settings. He has served as a director of NARO and the Mohair Council of America. He has also served as a board member of The Bank & Trust and Westex Bancorp Inc.

Mr. Wallace has been directed involved in serving the community of Sutton County in many ways to include his membership in the Texas Sheep and Goat Raiser Association, The Sonora Lions Club and at St. John’s Episcopal Church.

Congratulations to Mr. Villanueva and Mr. Wallace and Thank you for all you have done and continue to do for this community!