By Patti Parish-Kaminski –
Giving begins at home. As children, we are taught to give by our role models – our parents, our family members – to give. Whether it is of our time, our talents or our money, giving is a value that traditionally begins at home and is often combined with a legacy of leadership. Leadership and giving are two of the core values that Rosenberg Mayor Vincent M. Morales, Jr. and Regina Klingle Morales not only embody themselves, they raised their sons to do just that: lead and give.
When you meet the Morales family, one thing becomes clear: their dedication to the community that they love. Matriarch Regina Klingle Morales was born in Fort Bend, her father, Doc Klingle, graduated from Lamar Consolidated High School in 1954, and her great uncle, Ervin Muegge, served as Fort Bend County Commission Precinct 1 for 12 years in the 50’s and 60’s. “As a child, my parents instilled in me the value of community,” said Regina. “Your neighbors were your lifelines, and community meant more than just the place where you live. It was the place where you lived, worked and raised your children. Community was something that you nurtured and valued, and for our family, it still is today.”