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[Video below] Floresville’s roping arena has a new name: The Scott Ryan
The Floresville City Council . approved a resolution March 10 . to name the arena after Gleeson, recognizing “his dedicated service . and commitment to the . City . of Floresville and its residents.”
The resolution noted that . Gleeson — who died Sept. 25, . 2018, at the age of 40 — became . active in 4-H and FFA at an early . age and raised show and commercial . goats. He also regularly volunteered . at the San Antonio . Livestock Show and the Wilson
County Junior Livestock Show, . helping young people with their . goats, sheep, and hogs.
In the years before his passing, Gleeson was an active member of the Floresville Economic Development Corp., which provided key funding for the Floresville Sports Complex, which adjoins the roping arena.
Gleeson’s father, Floresville 4A Corp. board President Bill Gleeson, said his son had donated funds to get a project started to improve the roping arena — a project that the city had not budgeted.
“Scott left money for us to do this,” Bill Gleeson said. “This was very important to him.”
Council members and citizens in the audience also had good things to say about Scott Gleeson.
“He was a great citizen and a loved person,” Fred Gonzales said, when he briefly addressed the meeting.
For more Floresville City Council action, see article on page 5A.