Ex-Mercedes student lobbies to get her university boot in town

MERCEDES — Driving through the Queen City is like driving in any other small border town, except this one promotes education on most corners with giant boots representing universities.

But one Texas school among many others didn’t get its boot made.

Now, one Texas A&M University Corpus Christi student is willing to help get her school’s boot made.

The former Mercedes student, Katarina Chapa, is now a biomedical science student at A&M-Corpus Christi and she noticed her college isn’t represented in Mercedes’ art project.

She knows just the place to put it once it’s made.

And for a city known around the state as the boot capitol of Texas, the South Texas High School for Health Professions graduate wants to help any way she can to get it made.

In a letter Chapa wrote to the Economic Development Corporation Director Hernan Gonzalez recently, she said she admired all the boots and believes they are motivating students to attend college.

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