It’s a rare individual who has multiple schools named in his honor. Such is the legacy of
U.S. District Judge Reynaldo G. Garza. Not only does the Brownsville elementary campus located in the Southmost area bear his name, a McAllen ISD campus is also named for the first Hispanic Federal Judge. President John F. Kennedy bestowed the lifetime appointement to the federal bench during his administration. Judge Garza served on the BISD Board of Trustees from 1941 to 1944. The Brownsville school named for Judge Garza opened its doors in 1977. Carlos Alvarado was the school’s first principal.