Shook was one of five award recipients at the event. Goliad County Clerk/District Clerk Mary Ellen Flores received the Community Service/Citizenship Award, Victoria County Sheriff’s Office Cpl. Craig Kirkpatrick received the Law Enforcement Award, La Porte High School algebra teacher Ophelia Martinez Hernandez received the Education award and Yorktown El Shaddai Retreat Center CEO Col. (Ret.) Edward J. Head received the Humanitarianism Award.
Shook has produced studies on the Victoria-Goliad corridor during the Spanish-Mexican period of occupation. He will donate a rare collection of 14 paintings of a cattle drive to the Goliad County Library.
Flores has been county and district clerk since January 2007. Kirkpatrick is a 19-year law enforcement veteran and is currently assigned to the K-9 drug enforcement unit with the VCSO.
Hernandez is a Goliad native and a magna cum laude graduate of Goliad High School in 1984.
Head has been active in the Yorktown Lions Club, Yorktown Chamber of Commerce, Yorktown ISD planning committee and Yorktown First Baptist Church.