Rep. Cuellar Presents Congressional Certificate of Recognition to 101-Year-Old Ninfa Uribe Ramirez
Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) today presented a Congressional Certificate of Recognition to his third-grade teacher at Buenos Aires Elementary, (currently Don Jose Gallego Elementary), 101-year-old Ninfa Uribe Ramirez.
Mrs. Uribe Ramirez was born and raised in San Ygnacio, Texas, the oldest town still standing in Zapata County, on February 4, 1915. She is a descendant of that city’s founder, Jesus Treviño. Mrs. Uribe Ramirez, who currently lives in Laredo, was an educator from 1934 to 19340 in San Ygnacio, and from 1963 to 1978 in Laredo. She was also a reporter for the Laredo Morning Times from 1958 to 1961, where she covered the area of San Ygnacio. She attributes her mind staying sharp to doing crossword puzzles every morning.
“Mrs. Uribe Ramirez is one of the many educators who shaped my life and believed in me,” said Congressman Cuellar. Great teachers can have a profound impact on the hearts and minds of young people. I am grateful for the education I received from her and congratulate her on reaching 101 years of age, as well as the other great milestones in her life.”