Knight of the Month – May 2018


Jorge Barragan

Eight years ago, Jorge was a regular member of the Saturday morning men’s group at Holy Spirit that was organized by Dan Keough. Another attendee was Andy Goza, who happened to mention that Jorge, who was active in parish activities such as setting up for the fall festival, was a natural to join the Knights since he was already doing so many “KC things.” And Jorge did just that. His entry predated the creation of the council’s degree team, so Andy and Tom Greco took him to a ceremony in Waxahachie. That’s where Jorge grew up, going from Waxahachie High to Cedar Valley College in Lancaster to UT-Arlington, where he earned an engineering degree. After working for a few firms, he and two partners started their own company that’s based in Grand Prairie. Work took him to Victoria for the past five years, but the Barragans returned this way about a year ago and resettled in Waxahachie. Jorge and wife Eva have been married for 14 years. They met in Laredo when Jorge was visiting family there. The Barragans have five children: Galilea (13), Jimena (10), Jorge Jr. (6), Lucia (5) and little Mariana, who was born this year on Holy Thursday.