Dedication of Colonel Bill Card, Jr. Boulevard
The cadets of Marine Military Academy proudly participated in the Col. Bill Card, Jr. Boulevard dedication event held on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day . The MMA Color Guard opened the ceremony with the Presentation of Colors. The MMA cadets also closed the ceremony by unveiling the highway sign honoring the late mayor of Harlingen.
Col. Bill Card, Jr. Boulevard
The leg of Loop 499 that runs from Highway 77 to County Road 106 is now officially named Colonel Bill Card, Jr. Boulevard. Suitably named, the road runs past Marine Military Academy, Valley International Airport and Texas State Technical College, all institutions Bill Card was directly involved with.
Col Bill Card Service to Harlingen
Col. H. William “Bill” Card, Jr., who passed away on July 18, 2010, was the mayor of Harlingen from 1987 to 1998. Prior to becoming a prominent banker and civil servant in the Harlingen community, Card worked at Marine Military Academy from 1968 to 1975 as the Commandant of Cadets, Senior Marine Instructor and Director of Development. A highly decorated veteran, Bill Card served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1939 to 1968, which included tours of duty in World War II and the Korean War.
Read the news article about the dedication in the Brownsville Herald.