By Phillip Ericksen – – Photo: Staff Photos|Rod Aydelotte.

Photo: Roy de Romero discusses his painting of Waco’s founder, Jacob de Cordova.

A new painting of Jacob de Cordova has been delivered to the Cen-Tex Hispanic Chamber of Commerce as a sign of recognition for the founder of Waco, Texas. Roy de Romero, an artist who has lived in Waco his entire life, painted de Cordova standing in front of important historical elements of the area. It was featured in the September exhibit “Hispanic Heritage” at the Art Forum of Waco, but at least for now, the likeness of the city’s first advocate has a new home.

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