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December 29, 2013

Joe Ruelas named Index's 2013 Man of the Year

School Board president is the ‘glue that bonds Mineral Wells together’

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“I think he’s here at the right time and doing the right things as far as improving the city,” he said. “I feel so strongly about Joe and what he’s done for the community. He’s just a leader. He’s not a bad banker either.”

Every superhero needs a day job, and the consensus is that Ruelas excels at his. Regional President and CEO of First Financial Bank Ken Williamson described Ruelas as an outstanding employee that places high value on customer service.

He added that Ruelas is well-respected within all groups of the community, which makes him a “very special individual.”

“I can’t give him enough accolades, to be honest,” Williamson said of Ruelas. “He’s just a great individual. He’s willing to help folks and go the extra step. He’s just unselfish with his time giving back to the community, besides being an outstanding loan officer for the bank.”

Williamson also said Ruelas is an outstanding leader, especially for the Hispanic community in Mineral Wells. He lauded Ruelas’ extensive volunteer work and influence in getting the school bond passed.

If Ruelas had never been born, Williamson simply said it would be a loss for the entire community.

“It’s great to have somebody back in the community that believes in the community,” he said. “He’s here for a reason. He’s made a difference in everybody’s life that he touches. He just has a special outlook on life and is always willing to help others.”

A consistent theme besides leadership whenever people talk about Ruelas is a totally unselfish giving of his time in the form of volunteering and other efforts to improve Mineral Wells and the lives of its families. The significance of this theme was especially not lost on Haterius.

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