Mario was initially hesitant to join the council thinking membership required time commitments that he couldn’t fulfill atop his other community service. Not so, he was told, and he’s now eager to also help out around the parish. Mario graduated from Big Spring High in west Texas and came to the Dallas area to attend DeVry Institute. Mario married a Big Spring girl, Gloria, and they settled in Dallas. Mario is a shop foreman at Cobra Coating in Cleburne, and Gloria works at CareNow. They have been married for 14 years. Mario has a 24-year-old stepson (Abel) and sons Corban (15) and Mathew (13). His hobbies include working with computers, web design, photography and coaching soccer.