"You have probably never heard of our Shining Star Award, and that's because it has never been given out before," said Edgar Curtis, Texas WIC Director.
The Texas Health & Human Services Commission (HHSC) presents the first-ever Shining Star Award to Tecora Smith, the NET Health Director of 21 WIC clinics in northeast Texas.
This award is the first of its kind and recognizes exceptional leadership, service and dedication to the children and families served by Texas WIC.
"Tecora Smith is the first to ever receive our Shining Star Award and there is no intention to turn this into an annual award," says Curtis.
"If public service has a Hall of Fame, she would be its first inductee."