Alto Hero Honored

Friends and family gathered to pay tribute to a man who has been a fixture in the Alto community for many years.

G.L. Skinner, a member of the Alto ISD, recently learned that he is terminally ill with cancer.

Alto community members held a program to honor him and his many accomplishments. They say it's a way to thank him for all he's done and to celebrate his life and career.

"G.L. has been a great servent of this community. He has children that gone through the school. So we appreciate him for all that he's done and we just wanted to say this was his day today. And we're praying that god just keeps him as he goes through his ordeal," said his close friend, Mildred Brown.