David G. Noyola, a lifelong resident of Corpus Christi, a proud representative of the City’s Westside, and a prominent member of the civic-minded Noyola family, passed away on February 7, 2019. He was recognized in the Corpus Christi City Hall chambers by the mayor and city council on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. A resolution was passed unanimously to recognize the long time community activist.
Mr. Noyola served as a City Council Member from 1993 to 1995. He led the effort resulting in the naming of the Selena Auditorium after Selena Quintanilla Perez shortly after her death. He successfully advocated for Westside infrastructure improvements including streets, curbs, gutters, neighborhood parks, and lighting. He was a loyal supporter of the Greenwood Senior Center, Greenwood-Molina Children’s Center, Neighborhood Centers of Corpus Christi, and the Ben F. McDonald (formerly Greenwood) Library.
David Noyola served as a Nueces County Commissioner from 1999 to 2002. During his tenure, he supported the bond programs that created the Robstown fairgrounds and Aviators baseball park. He also advocated for infrastructure improvements to the rural areas in his precinct, including Bishop, Banquete, and Agua Dulce.
David G. Noyola was also instrumental in establishing the Molina Veterans Park as a memorial to service members from the city’s Molina neighborhood who were killed in the Vietnam War.
Noyola was inducted into the West Oso Hall of Fame. Mr. Noyola was known as “El Hijo del Pueblo” (Son of the People), for his relentless pursuit of social justice and reform. Mr. Noyola was a popular radio host on Magic Q 104.9 Tejano Radio, and was named a Tejano Roots Hall of Fame broadcaster.
David G. Noyola will be remembered as a tireless community advocate and dedicated public servant, and that this brief account of David G. Noyola’s service be memorialized for future generations.