Matthew joined the council alongside his father, Bart, and brother-in-law Chris Benavides. He hit the big 3-0 on Nov. 21, lives in Cedar Hill and works as a supervisor for UPS. Matthew began his high school days at the Marine Military Academy down in Harlingen and graduated from Irving’s Highlands School, where he played soccer and baseball. He then earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Texas, in sociology and criminal justice. Matthew helped out at the rummage sale during the Fall Festival. He likes reading (particularly mysteries), movies and travel (especially his high school class trip to witness the Opening of the Holy Door at the Vatican; Dad was one of the chaperones).