The Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas RGV Chapter has announced that they will be honoring William Ralph Magaña, a local father and editor/owner of Contempo Magazine.

Magaña will be honored at the next HWNT meeting at noon on Wednesday, June 10, at the McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 1200 Ash Street.

Magaña, better know as simply “Ralph,” was born in Toledo, Ohio and raised in McAllen. In his 20s, Magaña worked in the advertising and publication industry selling Yellow Pages and publishing a local Winter Texan magazine. In the late 1980s while working for Johnson & Johnson as a national sales trainer and pharmaceutical rep, Magaña was recognized as a leader in the pharmaceutical sales industry and was awarded J&J Top Achiever #1 Rep in the Country. In the mid ‘90s, Magaña started his construction company and began building & developing homes and commercial developments including medical facilities, assisted living facilities, shopping malls, and custom homes.

Today, Magaña Construction Co. has built over 40 custom homes ranging from 3,000 to 14,000 square feet and 200,000 square feet of commercial developments. Magaña is the vice president of Ridge View Investors a local development company, and the editor/owner of Contempo Magazine, an intellectual and cultural monthly publication with its on-line version at www.contempomag.com.

Magaña is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Ignacio Magaña and currently resides in Mission, with his wife Laura and daughter Melissa Grace who are financial advisers with Wells Fargo Advisors.

For reservations or more information, call Alida S. Hernandez at 956-687-7766 or e-mail tua1046@aol.com (reservations made, reservations paid). Reservations will be confirmed.

The Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas is a statewide Organization of individuals from diverse backgrounds who are committed to promoting the participation of women in public, corporate and civic life. It seeks to advance the educational, cultural, social, legal and economic well being of women through a broader awareness of their role in society, business and family.

HWNT is a nonprofit organization that welcomes into its membership anyone who is supportive of its purposes and who will cooperate in carrying out its programs of education and activities.

For membership, to make your reservation, or obtain information, please call Alida S. Hernandez at (956) 687-7766.

The Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas, Rio Grande Valley Chapter holds their monthly meetings on the second Wednesday of every month at the McAllen Chamber of Commerce (1200 Ash Street) at 12 noon.

About HWNT

The Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas is a statewide Organization of individuals from diverse backgrounds who are committed to promoting the participation of women in public, corporate and civic life. It seeks to advance the educational, cultural, social, legal and economic well being of women through a broader awareness of their role in society, business and family.

HWNT is a nonprofit organization that welcomes into its membership anyone who is supportive of its purposes and who will cooperate in carrying out its programs of education and activities.

The affairs of the Network are managed by a board of directors consisting of representatives from 7 chapters throughout Texas.

HWNT is one of the fastest growing Hispanic Business Networking Organizations in the U.S.

For membership, to make your reservation, or obtain information, please call Alida S. Hernandez at (956) 687-7766.

The Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas, Rio Grande Valley Chapter holds their monthly meetings on the second Wednesday of every month at the McAllen Chamber of Commerce (1200 Ash Street) at 12:00 noon.