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awards

2002

Pedro Cortez is inducted into the San Antonio Hall of Fame alongside Sam Barshop founder of La Quinta Inns and Peter Holt, the owner of the San Antonio Spurs.

2003

The Senate of the State of Texas recognizes Pedro and Cruz Cortez as exemplary citizens of their city and the State of Texas.

2004

Pedro and Cruz Cortez receive the Henry Guerra Lifetime Achievement Award from the San Antonio Association of Hispanic Journalists. This award is normally given to individuals who are distinguished in the field of Journalism, but SAAHJ felt that Pedro and his family had met other criteria to the fullest extent by serving as a “bridge of understanding” between all communities and implementing change for the betterment of the Hispanic community.

2007

The Ecumenical Center for Education Counseling Health honors La Familia Cortez with the San Antonio Ethics in Business Award for its endless efforts to maintain high integrity and application of ethical-decision making.

2011

La Familia Cortez is honored at the 9th Annual American Sunrise Gala which brings five contestants together to own the stage and sing their favorite songs to raise money for families living on the west side of San Antonio.

2013

The Mexican American Unity Council (MAUC) honors La Familia Cortez with the Albert Pena Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award for promoting economic and social empowerment within the Latino community.

2015

The Cesar E. Chavez Legacy & Educational Foundation awards La Familia Cortez with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

2016

The Westside Development Corporation awards La Familia Cortez with the Exitos en Nuestro Barrio Award for endlessly serving San Antonio’s Westside community.