*Gil Tello *is a Harlingen native. He graduated with honors from Pan American University and was teacher/coach/administrator in the Harlingen school district for 34 years. He retired in 2011. He served 13 years in the US Navy and was honorably discharged at the rank of Lieutenant Commander. Gil and his wife of 34 years Carmen have two children Sarah who works as a medical technologist in the Woodlands Tx and son joseph who is currently serving in the US Navy. Gil and Carmen are active parishioners at Queen of Peace in Harlingen.